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story.lead_photo.caption Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott hits Southeast Missouri State quarterback Daniel Santacaterina during a game this season at Faurot Field. Elliott was named a second team AP All-American on Monday. Photo by Associated Press / Fulton Sun.

Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott was named to the Associated Press All-America team, it was announced Monday.

Elliott, a redshirt junior from Missouri City, Texas, started all 12 games for Missouri this season. He finished fourth on the team with 44 total tackles (30 solo), had 10 tackles for loss and three sacks, along with six quarterback hurries.

Elliott, who has announced his intentions to skip his senior year and declare for the NFL draft, was a second-team selection. Last week, Elliott was a first-team pick on the All-Southeastern Conference team.

Elliott played six games in 2016 at Texas before transferring to Missouri. He sat out the 2017 season before totaling 24 tackles and three sacks in 2018.

Shane Ray was the last Missouri player to receive AP All-America honors, getting second-team honors as a defensive end in 2014.

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Elliott wore uniform No. 1 at Missouri. It appears another player who wore that number this season may not be returning to the Tigers as well.

On his Twitter account Sunday, running back Tyler Badie posted the message "Thank You Mizzou" along with a two-minute video showing some of his highlights as a Tiger.

There has been no confirmation Badie, a sophomore from Memphis, Tenn., has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Badie led the Tigers in all-purpose yards with 928 (457 rushing, 356 receiving and 155 kickoff return) this season. His rushing yards were second on the team behind junior Larry Rountree's 829. His eight total touchdowns were also second, trailing Rountree's nine.

In 2018, Badie was named to the All-SEC freshman team after rushing for 437 yards and two touchdowns as well as serving as Missouri's primary kickoff returner.

Rountree is scheduled to return for his senior season.

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Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz added another coach to his staff Monday when Casey Woods was named as an offensive assistant.

"My family and I are real excited to come to Columbia and be a part of a great tradition at Mizzou," Woods said in a release by the school. "Coach Drinkwitz and I have known each other for almost a decade now, and I know that he has great vision and he is a tireless worker and incredibly smart. I am really looking forward to being under his leadership and to be back in the SEC it's the best of the best."

In 2008, Woods was a graduate assistant at Tennessee. From 2009-11, he was an offensive quality control assistant at Auburn. After spending the 2012 season at Arkansas State as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, Woods returned to Auburn as the director of player personnel from 2013-15.

Woods, whose duties and salary were not specified Monday pending completion of the human resources process, comes to Missouri after spending the last three seasons as as a tight ends coach, run game coordinator and recruiting coordinator at UAB.

"Casey has been around college football for a long time," Drinkwitz said in a release. "He's got a tremendous work ethic and a very bright future and we're excited to bring him and his family to Columbia to help us build the program."

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Former Missouri head coach Barry Odom will make $1.2 million as the defensive coordinator at Arkansas.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette learned the figure Monday via a public records request. The newspaper reported Odom signed an offer Saturday and hosted potential recruits on campus later that day.

Odom was 25-25 in four years at Missouri, including a 24-14 win against Arkansas to end the season in his final game with the Tigers.

Odom was owed a buyout of $2.85 million by Missouri through 2024. That number will be offset by his salary at Arkansas. He joins Brad Davis, who spent the last two seasons as the Missouri offensive line coach, on Sam Pittman's staff.

Pittman was named the Arkansas head coach earlier this month. Pittman was the offensive line coach at Missouri in 2000 and started his coaching career at Princeton High School (1987-88) and Trenton High School (1989-90) in Missouri.

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