Mizzou All Day
Raised in Macon, MO about an hour north of CoMo. All we had was Mizzou to respresent us, so I'm a lifelong fan. The STL & KC folks have their collegiate and Pro teams, but for me the Tigers are the only true statewide flagship institution. Never attended MU, but played NG at Division III National Champion, Quincy University back in 1992-3. I finished my collegiate days at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. Since then I've lived all around Mid-Missouri including Jeff City, Fulton and CoMo; New Orleans, LA and currently St. Louis. I'm happy that we moved to the SEC, now my buddies down south have to consider us when start talkin football.
THE HOUSE OF MATY MAUK WAS BUILT ON SAND..... Mauk was Pinkel's pet project anyways. The coach was living of house money and it was a matter of time that Maty would be exposed and the account would overdraft. I have nothing against Maty, he is what he is: a highschool QB playing backyard football on college fields. First off Mauk at best is a back up QB like he was for Franklin. He can close out a game, but not start it properly. He's got moxy no doubt, but his mechanics, footwork and ability to make quick decisions has stifled him at this level. The Maty Mauk project falls squarely on Pinkel. Its well documented from GP that for Mauk to sign with Mizzou that he had to promise Maty's dad that he wouldn't alter or change Maty's deliver or mechanics. Thats's all fine and dandy as a suprise element but not as a fulltime starter. GP has stated time and time again that he leaves Maty alone when it comes to developing his skill set. Well SEC pressure busts pipes and hour glass is nigh. Coach Pinkel has totally exhausted this approach and its time to move on. 100% speculation: Pinkel knows how to get out of an agreement. Im certain he has been quite aware of Maty's extra curricular activities but chose to keep it tight-lipped and filed under break in case of emergency. Give Maty a urine test and he's done.
Missouri's Defensive coordinator is Barry Odom.
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Sad to say.....but By the way this season is goin both Mizzou and Auburn need to fold up our tents and root for the Tigers in Baton Rouge. We both had decent runs the past couple years, while LSU was down. Now it looks like it might be their year to shine.
Just a common observer, but it seems Johnson couldn't handle the offense let alone the hype. File this under the "Measurables that don't measure up" archives. The kid needs time off the starter role and needs to gather himself and calm down. Its definatley gut-check time on the Plains.
What does the NFL have to do with this topic? Yall should be concerned with #6 & #8 and the rest of the Rebels.
That's because Brothers leads the nation in tackles (32) and is tied for second in the league for interceptions (2).
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I always wanted to this same exercise except measure the composite recruiting rankings vs.Final AP poll over the past 10 years.
^^^ exactly! ^^^
Not sure of his record against ranked teams, but being a casual observer he seems to have some upside to him. I couldn't imagine State doing any better with someone else, considering where they came from when he was hired. He has raised the bar there while avoiding losing seasons. He and Freeze (us too) alike need more resources to work with.
Decent rankings over all. Mullen deserves more praise considering his bowl streak over the past 6 years . Similar to Pinkel, he simply needs better recruits and you would see better results. He's got an impressive offensive mind. Imagine if he and Miles swapped schools or even Richt, I think he would truly contend for the playoffs every year.
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Completely on point! Playing UK early in the season won't be easy either. We have to play exceptional football and bring it every week if we are to three-peat. No SEC game is a gimme.
Kellen Winslow . Don Faurot. Brad Smith. Gary Pinkel.
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I'm sure Pinkel would get a vote from every ACC coach for calling out Notre Dame. Every coach in that league has echoed Pinkel's remarks regarding independents and CCGs . They're directly involved w NDs partial conference schedule and obviously see the direct inequities. At first Pinkel was the bad guy for his position, but it was just the perfect subtle platform the coaches of ACC to voice their concerns and opinions.
For the sake of context- Fox Sports doesn't air any SEC games or have much financial interest. So I understand the rally cry. That's part of what the playoffs were intended for... to deregulate the SEC dominance of the BCS.
I agree. U cant have the both the hype and the excuses.... the rankings dictated the bowl matchup. U got beat. Eat it.
All legitimate points above. The playoffs will force the brand of college football to expand in general. In addition, bragging rights between teams/leagues will go into hyper speed. Thus, the demand for more games will ensue, and naturally the networks will push the NCAA for expansion as well. And why not, we all love college football. I surely won't mind watching a few more games in December / January.
With SEC defensive lineman you better not have wide splits. Our splits have tightened up after year one because of too much penetration. Sure in other leagues that may work, but I'll have to see it to believe it in this conference.
Pinkel might as well embrace the 'PERCIEVED' villain role. Being a good guy hasn't earned him respect with those particular writers. Since he out-performs their expectations of his team year after year, making them look like idiots come the final rankings. Barrett Sallee .... please. He never has given Mizzou credit without a backhanded compliment to go with it.