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Missouri's Pinkel turns attention toward finishing season

The game had been over for nearly an hour when Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, his face worn after one of the most tumultuous weeks of his life, was asked about next weekend's game.

He hadn't given it a thought, he said. He was focused solely on beating BYU.

Then it occurred to Pinkel: The Tigers' game against Tennessee on Saturday will be the last time he steps inside Memorial Stadium and onto the Faurot Field sideline as their coach.

"It hasn't set in," Pinkel said. "I don't know when that's going to happen."

Perhaps on Monday, when Pinkel is set for a campus news conference to discuss his health and future. The 63-year-old coach was diagnosed...