- — Missourian Sports (@CoMoSports)Thu, Nov 17 2011 22:06:30Alden: "Gary is someone with tremendous character and integrity... He's built something pretty special over the course of his 11 years."
- — Missourian Sports (@CoMoSports)Thu, Nov 17 2011 22:13:21Alden: Dave Steckel will be the acting head coach. Pinkel will not be involved in practices or anything football-related until Thanksgiving.
- Here's how people were responding to the news as it unfolded.
- — Melanie Buford (@mumelanielou)Thu, Nov 17 2011 22:11:00I am so thankful that they did not fire Coach Pinkel. I think Mizzou made a clear statement today. #dontdrinkanddrive
- — Ted Hart (@tedhartii)Thu, Nov 17 2011 22:17:30
- — Chiefs Coalition (@Chiefscoalition)Thu, Nov 17 2011 22:21:08Coaches are human and make mistakes and bad choices just like everyone else. But rightfully so they are held to a higher standard. #Mizzou
- Reactions continued into the evening.
- — Garrett Bizzell (@garrettbizzell)Thu, Nov 17 2011 23:16:46Gary Pinkel needs to be smart and save those drinks for next fall he'll need em. But hey he can get 2 more n still be spurrier's QB #sec
Mike Alden news conference
In Mike Alden's announcement at 4 p.m. Thursday, he described the sanctions taken against Coach Gary Pinkel, who will not coach this weekend's football game against Texas Tech and will lose two weeks' pay.