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.
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million dollar question.... What to do with Marvin Zanders? Leave him at QB or convert to WR?
And a loud and proud Z-O-U to the SDS staff. Thanks for comin around.
In the big picture, Mizzou is simply trying to expand it's brand. Something we could never do consistently in the Bevo12. Thanks to the hard work of the team for Murphy, Ray and Pinkel's SEC awards. These are the baby steps towards that goal. In the end, Mizzou is striving to be a household name, we're not there yet but getting closer everyday. Pinkel has laid out his case to the nation in terms of his coaching ability..... give me an inch and i will take a mile (w 3 star recruits), but give me a mile and I will take the world (visa 4/5 star recruits). The Georgia and Bama losses proved that we must get better recruits to truly contend beyond the division titles. Pinkel's success should be plenty of ammo, to sell the program in the SEC. Congratulations to the Missouri Tigers!
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Glaring needs... Athletic OL, WRs, Kicker. Pinkel needs to find a go-to TE as well similar to Martin Rucker.
Great coverage on MizzouMade! Thanks Drew .
Nice article Drew. He is also taking a 10 (8 SEC) game road winning streak into 2015. Very impressive to say the least. The Miss State boys laughed me off their blog when i mentioned Pinkel should get the COY award a few weeks ago. A win Saturday, definetley seals the deal.
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I had to replay that 3 times... WOW! Fournette is beast, but Herschel's was a tad bit more impressive. Walker ran thru an ankle tackle, then trucks the defender. Fournette was untouched when he trucked the defender.
Thanks Murf! I've been waiting for you to feature the Tigers at some point this year! Your insight of the game is a great addition to SDS. Quietly, Mizzou is playing a hybrid version of traditional SEC football this season, with an emphasis on defense, running and timely passing--but out of the spread. It seems the trend of the league is moving towards an offensive/QB play emphasis, similar to our Big 12 days. Talk about ironic. The more we scored, the more points we gave away. Our old buddies in aTm are still having trouble with this. Now the less we score, the less points we give away. Credit Pinkel for adapting to SEC standards and modifying his philosophies into a more potent, thorough utilization of his team. Schematically, Pinkel has always put pressure on opposing defenses, whether we score big or not. Give GP a defense and anything can happen. Obviously, Saban and Bama have championship pedigree and are name brands, but it's gonna be interesting how GP attacks and seeks to out-duel his old roommate to establish his own name. Thanks again Murf!
Mizzou's success is a dagger in Paul Finbaum's theory on SEC dominance. And he knows it. His book just turned into mythology or at best a fairy tale. He better be happy he dropped that book earlier in the year. Cause it would be a hard sell at this point. Either Mizzou is upward trending, conference contender or the entire SEC hype machine is a farce.
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The way Bama recruits, depth should never be an issue. Ever!
I love Chubb, but no. All of the Bulldogs RBs have had relative success. Georgia has a brutal run game period. Just plug in a runner. I think Dak Prescott is the 2014 SEC MVP.
One things for sure, I'm pulling for the East to take the title. It's been SEC West overkill all season.
Ironically, we are playing traditional SEC style of Football , while the media seems to lust after offenses and QBs like the Big 12. Can't argue our success by winning the trenches.
The biased media and the old guard of SEC fans can't have it both ways.... GENERAL CONSENSUS: A. THE SEC IS THE BEST AND TOUGHEST CONFERENCE TO COMPETE IN. B. MIZZOU IS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BIG 12 DETRACTOR, WITHOUT A REAL CHANCE OF THREATENING THE TYPICAL SEC HIERARCHY. 1. If the SEC is the best conference and the toughest to compete in, then how do you explain Mizzou's 13-2 conference record, 8-0 in away SEC games and possible back to back division titles since 2013? Typical rebuttal- Mizzou won due to injuries, luck, or we don't play in the West. 2. If you exalt the Tigers for their SEC achievements, in essence you are indicating that the league isn't as tough as the hype. Typical rebuttal- barely mention Mizzou in the media, talk about the opponent's accolades more than Mizzou's, or talk about our losses. Keeping it real.... Mizzou's success=SEC Myth busters. Thus far, the Tiger's just lack the brand name of the Georgia, Tenns, Bama, LSU, etc, teams. A win over Arkansas AND a SEC title will force the hand of the league. A coup of sorts. Respect and hype will have to come. Reason? The league is not gonna let the Power 5 conferences to talk smack about how weak the SEC is, by letting Mizzou win the title. I have no doubt that our fellow teams would rightfully give Coach Pinkel and the Tigers the due respect. In addition, with West out the way, the SEC office would begrudgingly push for Mizzou to represent the SEC in the CFP. Another coup. I would imagine this is THE only way to achieve respect and further bolster our name brand. And most importantly pay dividends in recruiting. To think that Pinkel has Mizzou two wins away from this reality is amazing. Hats off to GP! Let's defeat these Razorbacks!
No doubt about it, if we win out! I mentioned this in another feed. It's between Pinkel and Mullen. IMO
They still haven't recovered from the Dust bowl back in the 1930's. If u see a tree over 20 ft tall or green grass west of Topeka, consider that an accomplishment.
Actually, they seem like the most rationale fans in the SEC. Besides the arkansasfan2015 guy, the rest seem a lil level headed and respectful. Check some of the recent articles and posts and see for yourself. At least they publicly admit we have a chance to win and we're underrated.
Big ups Aporkalypse! Gonna be a great game.
Barf.....Driving thru Kansas is the worst drive imaginable to Colorado... A complete wasteland of nothing.
Stobyjoe, you are the man. I personally, respect your statement. We finally have some truth serum on these blogs. You have the largest gonads of any SEC blogger, including the writers. If folks would truly say whats on their mind, we wouldn't pester the hell outta everybody, screaming that they are unbiased, etc. But because everybody is tryin to be P.C. and playin oppussum, it comes off as a major snub. Mizzou nation has gotten accustomed to this and understands the back-handed hatred/resentment. I have a new found respect for the Razorbacks. May the best team on Friday win!