Dec 21, 2013; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith reacts to a call made during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking News: Missouri Tigers Head Coach, Frank Haith Is Headed To Tulsa

Dec 21, 2013; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith reacts to a call made during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Reports are breaking about Missouri Tigers head basketball coach, Frank Haith, has just left Columbia Regional Airport on a plane owned by a Tulsa company. Haith appears to be on his way to interview for the head coaching with the University of Tulsa. Jeff Goodman of ESPN posted this picture on twitter, confirming the news.

Haith has been on the hot seat the past two seasons with Missouri fans, as his teams have been very talented but haven’t fully played to their potential. Perhaps its the heat from Missouri fans that’s getting to Haith and he see’s the inevitable coming which is why he’s taking this opportunity to find work elsewhere.

Oh, and for what it’s worth, his Wikipedia page already has him listed as the head coach of Tulsa.

Haith has had success with the Tigers, winning at least 20 plus games in all three years he was with the program and having an overall record of 76-28. What’s doomed him, is his back-to-back first round tournament losses and his inability to win conference games.

When Missouri made the jump to the SEC, the overall thought was they would be a top contender every year but, as it turns out, the Tigers have been extremely average to put it lightly.

Personally, I feel like this is a good thing for the Tigers. Haith has had teams talented enough to make runs in the tournament, but has underachieved immensely, leading to the fans turning on him.

Other than his stellar transfer players of Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson, and Alex Oriahki, Haith hasn’t proven a thing in recruiting. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com is reporting that a source close to the situation states that “Frank is looking for a way out of Missouri, and this may be it”. If true, good riddance.

Missouri is now in a familiar spot of starting over with their mens basketball program. Hopefully they can get it right this next time.

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