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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Mizzou's Strength & Conditioning Coach Dr. Pat Ivey is the hidden gem of the staff and needs to be acknowled as well.
First off I didn't mention Mizzou's ranking. I'm simply not gonna lust and fuss after a 'way too early power ranking'. My point was slanted toward the writers for creating click bait for a premature, make-believe ranking. Besides Armygay, I have nothing to complain about...even in this fantasy ranking, Mizzou is rightfully ahead of Ole Miss, as we always should be.
Cue in Dr. Pat Ivey....... your turn sir.
Zzzzzzzz. Same ole predictable poll. Hit the snooze button. Wake me in August, when all the suspensions have been tallied up for every team. Then we can have a power ranking.
I was hurt that he went to the Buckeyes. I had no idea that Mizzou hadn't extended an offer to him until the Buckeyes did. That's horrible and the staff needs to step it up in STL. We're only gettin 1/4 of the Blue chips from the Lou. That needs to change. It's gonna be super tough to get a SEC title without these type of players pushing us over the top.
Thats why i said if the season started today. They would have headstart. Im not claiming they take the East, just pointing out a few unmentioned facts in the thread. UT doesn't have to spend time learning new terminology or mannerisms like the rest of the east will have to. Continuity alone won't be enough to win the division, but it sure helps.
I think every team in the East will have either new coach- UF/coordinator- MU UGA UK VU /QB- SC, except Tennessee. So how will each squad respond to new/different leadership will be the question. As beloved as our new DC Odom is in fanfare, we have no idea how the transition will work. Should it work? Sure. Can it work? We'll see. Leadership and Adaptibility will be the X and Y factors in 2015. So far UT, has the upper hand in stability coming into the season. Also, i believe they return 18 starters. So it's much easier to assume their trajectory as compared to the rest of the division. If the season started today, the Vols would have the headstart.
MOST ACCURATE SDS STATEMENT REGARDING MIZZOU FOOTBALL- TO DATE... "This program could very well win a national championship if it just had an extra handful or two of four- and five-star recruits." Christopher Smith
Puzzling hire. If he is successful in Athens, I will finally give him credit. He's been over his head in the NFL. Mediocre at best. The entire city of St. Louis, gave a sigh of relief upon hearing of his departure. Missourians are tired of the Shottenheimer family, they didn't do much for Chiefs or Rams as coaches, again mediocre. To his credit Brian just upgraded to an awesome talent pool of players, but he's got to "show me", he can be successful. Georgia, the best with him.
Larger Picture.... The West carried the SEC banner and the national fanfare during the regular season and the East held it during the bowl season. We're still SEC! Consider the raw cannibalism that took place during the season that put 12 teams into bowl games. We still have a top shelf brand of college football, nobody can take that away from us! It was another fun season my friends, the best of luck to everyone next season!
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!
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.
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.