Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Missouri Coach Pinkel Tearfully Talks Retirement

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Missouri Coach Pinkel Tearfully Talks Retirement

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Stepping off the podium, Gary Pinkel dried his eyes, put on a happy face and let his wife do the talking.

Missy Pinkel said the couple will be busy. Now that he will no longer be football-obsessed, she can teach him to cook. Maybe help him become a better dancer.

"We'll be fine. We're going to do a little bit of everything, right?" she asked her husband. "Golf, travel and spend time with family."

Pinkel, 63, decided it best to enjoy life for however many years he has left while dealing with non-Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed in May.

In front of a couple hundred friends, family members and players Monday at a news conference that served as a formal goodbye, Pinkel joked he would rather "die on a beach" than coaching football.

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