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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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.
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.
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.
LOL. I was thinking the same thing.
1st in East the past two years...oh and first team listed on the brand new border war trophy between us...
How do u quantify disrespect in terms of the media? Simply be a perinal over-achiever and keep defying their odds. let the media keep eating crow at the end of the season. But since the experts hate to be wrong, they like to spin the facts and use a back handed compliment.
That fact would not go unmentioned for a whole off season, if we were one of the storied programs of the league.
How come nobody talks about our SEC road record. We haven't lost a conference road game in over two years. That is simply unbelievable to me. Since u didn't predict it, hopefully it continues through this season. MIZ
A lie is always worth celebrating, til somebody tells the truth. Thank you HBC for telling the damn truth. 7-6 is 7-6 and is still 7-6. Spurrier is simply telling the story without the spin. The way the media sounds Tenn vs Ark game will be played in the regular season and in Atlanta. I gotta see it to believe it. #showmestatehomer #nomediaspin
Kellen Winslow period.