20 years of coaching including D1. Now own a small business. Volunteer scientist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paxutent Center, USGeological survey. I'm working on summiting a large sample of the Western Hemisphere's highest peaks. In the 48 states I've now been on top of 23 of Colorado and Utah's highest. Have also summited several peaks in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and had a very comfortable night on the flank of an active volcano. Life is good. Never stop being an athlete/scholar. Always appreciate the endeavors of others to make the earth better appreciated and understood. I believe God Blesses us daily with uncountable miracles. I believe in prayer and gratitude. I think it is a great challenge of humanity to understand human suffering as well as our miraculous Blessings. Being human therefore is like being on one great team and having to train/work every day to perform our role.
if you look at the reports from the last scrimmage, the offense won that, here is the brief summary. The offense won, and the defense looked like a national contender. If anyone should be excited about a group of unknown less than 5 star challengers, it should be Missouri fans. Not even in the years where Missouri's line dominated everybody did the football nation see them coming. Mauk for player of the year and a better than last year profile of team statistics.
and although Indiana didn't win the big 10 last year some of their wins and scores hint at a program that might have a break out run for the title in the near future. The potent offense is going to be the wedge.
I think Missouri's pass defense is on a steep curve upward (and needed to be). The linebacker situation (coaching and execution) needs to be the next squad to change their tiger stripes. The defensive line will be more versatile and better, but might not be as sack prolific,or forced fumble expert. On offense hold on to your tiger tails, every part of the offense will be better over all, except taking more risks and turning the ball over slightly more. The rushing yards will be even more balanced and higher ypg than last year.
ranked too high by this poll: Alabama,Oregon, UCLA,Michigan State, Ohio State,Stanford, Southern California,Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Washington, North Carolina,Arizona State,Florida. ranked too low by this poll:Auburn,Georgia,aTm, Missouri
another good one
your crackin me up here
i'll try to polish that up for you next time, grin
glad to see him on it, I think he has some basic good quarterback qualities like quick decision and release that move him up the list. so many quarterbacks get over-rated. I like Missouri and to a lesser extent Auburn in the quarterback position also. I'm sure we will see some new effective faces in this position 2014.
I have to laugh at the concept of "What are arrests for" it's funny no matter how you feel about this story, thanks Bing.
right, because Clemson's record combined with strength of schedule has been hidden from us over the years. Big laugh.
I have to agree with your concept, can you break ranks with the all too common Arkansas-hate-everyone-else attitude. Because if you could write this with some class and grace you would even have some Missouri fans with you.
Do you have an inside track on that stat? Because last time I read up on this the distribution is fairly consistent. I know you were just trying to be clever but trying to make a joke out of that story is by it nature, impossible to be clever (or funny), and impossible to not make you look, to be kind, ... the opposite of funny.
This statistic just doesn't pass the eye test. Just look at how rough some other football programs appear. Then add Missouri's #1 Academic Performance Rate. There is no way this is accurate. 1 arrest is too many however, so I'm in favor of Missouri treating every arrest situation with the proper gravity. Here is a classic question: Dorial Green Beckham, 1st gets arrested for being with 2 other potheads across across the street from the dorm next to the stadium. He doesn't get charged with anything because all agree that the pot found was not his and he wasn't using it. 2nd He gets arrested in Springfield, Missouri same situation with only one other person, he does not get charged with anything. 3rd he goes over to his girlfriends house to get some of his own property, gets arrested, but again nobody involved believes he should be charged with anything. So I guess arrests don't tell the whole story. That is 20% of Missouri's arrests by itself. So at least 40% of those arrested were dismissed, they're gone. And we all know that's not true in some other programs.
In the spirit of forgiveness, he better rethink the pies in the face idea, it would too easy to get some kind of poison on one of them. Keep the charity event off of University property and especially away from sports facilities, because even with forgiveness from every fan he should never be those places again.
oldest junior high coaching trick in the book, "over state an injury and then shock the other time a little by starting that player. Nice try SS. You have to love players that can't keep their mouth shut. Double backfire on this one.
Hansborough is part of a package again this year. It's the different' look the Tigers need. Murphy is NOT going to be a wide receiver very much, but he will be a receiver. I hope they are going to have a SCarolina screen look with Murph. Nobody but Tennessee believes this but the game changer is Steward, and I would be giving Brantley some of Stewards downs to keep them both healthy. Missouri's running stats last year were good.
Mathews will probably be an NFL standout also.
stop it. OMiss had a great defense last year. Every smart Missouri fan knows it and respects it. And I imagine most OMiss fans appreciated Henry Josey and Missouri's receiving corp last year. This is a new year. The players will decide it. If OMiss has a great year I will be right there with the praise.