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Gary Pinkel may soon get the boot in Columbia.
There's no arguing that Gary Pinkel is a legend for the Missouri Tigers. He's amassed a 90-61 record in Columbia and has won four bowl games.
But it's a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world in college football, and lately Pinkel hasn't been that good.
In the team's first season in the SEC in 2012, the Tigers went just 5-7 overall and 2-6 in SEC play. What was more disconcerting was that the Tigers looked simply outmatched against nearly every SEC opponent, getting beat by 20 or more points four times.
In 2011, the Tigers weren't much better. They finished 8-5 overall in their final year in the Big 12 and finished fifth in the conference.
Pinkel's off-the-field behavior is not something he can fall back on either.
In November of 2011, Pinkel was arrested on and later plead guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated. The Tigers' athletic department came down harshly on the coach, freezing his salary for a year and losing his bowl bonus.
Pinkel also suffered a very public divorce where it was revealed that he would pay his ex-wife $276,000 a year so long as he is the head coach of the Tigers.
Well, that massive six-figure payment to his ex-wife may not be an issue much longer for Pinkel. If Missouri doesn't put up a better fight in the SEC in 2013, Pinkel could get the hook.