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 D-Line has went from Beast to Least. It's a shame they can't get aligned. Last year he was the newby learning the existing defense, this year he makes his entire unit learn a foreign defense. Flawed thinking and tough pill to swallow.
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Nostalgic fans and press of yore have self inflated the UT narrative and Kirby Smarts prowess. To be honest, beyond Tennessee's 17 or so returning starters, most of us eastern divisional foes never saw them as world beaters. They were gonna need some lucky bounces to contend for the conference, but they ran out of luck allowance with UGA. They squeaked through most of last year but weren't predominantly powerful like a BAma. UGA, UF and even us Mizzou fans would agree on that.
Like the last three years.... I fully expect the winner of this game to head to ATL. Good game Gators and Good luck!
Nothing against Lock he is who he is..... a basketball player player w 4 /5 years experience playing football. Once he gets hit, he reverts back into his Freshman self. I thought he overcame those ghosts but it's obvious not just yet. That being said, the coaching stAff has to take lead on behalf of all the rest of the players and find ways to win. I put more blame on the coaching than Lock.
True indeed, but after on full half of under 50 yards passing from Lock. And 2 pick 6s! I sure the hell would have flushed the game plan down the toilet at half time . We had success running with just the RB early in the 3rd, why not add another dimension with the QB at that point. With Lock we are easy to defend now.... Cover 2 and tight press coverage+ leverage from the front seven= Doom for Mizzou's Offense. At this point in the season Lock's arm is iron pyrite aka fools gold. And to devise an entire offense around that is ludicrous.
Its very obvious Lock is a pre-madonna. No grit, no guts no game. Sorry not sorry Drew Lock = Kirk Farmer.... bring back Brad Smith ala Marvin Zanders. We have to match atheletes on atheletes. Want separation from your WRs? Create a run /pass threat from your QB! That one ounce of respect creates a moment of hesitation from the defenders. Good job with the Defense and staff, Huepel has to realize this ain't the big twelve. I screamed for an onside kick when we scored off a Florida TO, to gamble a moment of hope. It was obvious our offense couldn't go toe to toe w Floridas D, so we had to break tendency and create momentum. Also I would have given the reigns to Zanders from that point as well. Why? We just had success running the ball w Crockett. The game plan turns to a surprise element w Zanders as a duel threat. Sad to see wasted talent with such an incompetent freshman coaching staff.
Add Tackling. Somehow this Defensive Staff has convinced the guys to arm tackle. That was exposed in LSU. Guice looked like a God, on the SEC Rewind. They seemed more worried about preventing unsportmanlike penalties, than actual form tackles.
Another thing Odom is brand new. He's spent so much time trying to prove to the team he has a system, but now he has to prove he has strategy and actual leadership. Meanwhile the team follows his 'brand-new / rookie' approach and we look like we started playing yesterday, just as brand new. I hate to see our talent and potential waste away like last night.
I agree, LSU made us look like a random JV squad. Odom has to do better, he looked just as scared as the team. Death Valley took the life out of us. Thank goodess we have a bye week, and perhaps this team to galvanize from top to bottom. Last night was an embarrassment.
We picked the wrong day to wake a sleeping giant. LSU just woke up from deep Les Miles sleep. We got punked from start to finish. Shame on Odom looking as scared as his players. Good Luck LSU.
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This game will complete Mizzou's entire cycle of playing every SEC team since joining the league in 2012. LSU is in shock, just like any traumatic event that may happen. With this week's aftermath, I see LSU relying heavily on charisma and athleticism, not so much X's & O's. Theres just been too many distractions. Make no doubt, a fired up LSU team can drop kick any team in the country. Mizzou is gonna have to circle the wagons and withstand the early blows the 1st and 3rd Quarters. LSU will come out fired up. We have to have serious focus and resolve this game to come out victorious. If we can have early success and stay aggressive we can break LSU's will. I think they will fold one by one.
I'm a history guy! Thanks for this
Shipp has Kul's personnel not his own. These players where recruited to attack downhill, stopping the run en route to the QB. Our run defense has been as good as it could get under that scheme sans the SECCG vs Auburn. I dont agree w putting a bit & bridal on wild mustangs.... let those guys run wild. In defense of the Defensive coaches we face Chubb, Fournette, Webb and Hurd all top backs of the SEC this year. Let's just hope we have been playing vanilla strickly to bolster our run defense, terminology and the new scheme.
Another case of when the press and public fall in love and overly obsess with a recruiting ranking... smh.
It's gonna be Eason. He's not tipping his hand publicly.
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When will the homepage reflect 2016 stats?
"In terms" of domination we are accustomed to.
Random thoughts about the game/team: Red flag for Jackie Shipp's DL philosophy. Michael Shererer is No Kentrell Brothers at MLB . Lock, Penton and Beckner Jr played the best on the entire team. Dont know why Lock was so intent on looking to Moore in the red zone after the on-side recovery. Moore has a lot of growing pains ahead.... He's gonna have a hard time living up to his own hype. The running game is impotent. Tackle tackle tackle. I liked the OL in pass protection, cant say the same about the run. Barry is gonna have to grow up along with his team- he seemed regretful with decisions at times. The The TEs need to be more involved. The play action was effective. We had ro success in the slots and need to build on that. Charles Harris seemed stifled too much. Overall the offense has a chance to gel and build. The defense is at cross-roads interns
Congrats to Jordan Harold! Not sure how I feel about a walk-on starting week1. The kid is either a monster to overstep the other scholarship DEs or the evaluation process of Shipp/Odom may be flawed. I've trusted Odom's moves to date, but I must say this caught me by surprise. I'll be cheering loud and clear for the young man!