Rapid Reaction: Perfection! Alabama dominates Ohio State to win 18th national championship, 6th under Saban
A&M got screwed
I must be the only one who likes the idea of Jeff Fischer at Vanderbilt. I mean, he did take the Titans to the superbowl.. but I guess maybe that horrid stint with the STL Rams is maybe too much to overcome
Yeah I think Mizzou has a strong likelihood of finishing 6-4 (and bowl game I assume if those are still a thing in 6 weeks or so); "correct" those two silly Arky games stolen by the officials and assume Arky drops next week vs Bama, Arkansas is .500. Both programs going the right direction.
I think Arky is on the right track with Pittman and Odom. A lot of people will complain about giving up 50; well Mizzou gave up 48, I'd say both are outliers. This Arkansas team is lightyears ahead of last year's. Great game, catch ya next season.
I think we gambled with Drink but found a lucky 7 here. Drink seems like the first "big league" coach I've seen at Mizzou. One season is a bit premature, but if he repeats success next year, Mizzou should pony up 6-7mil a season to lock this one down before someone like Auburn does (assuming ole Gussy is finally on the chop block after a season or two)
Same, it was a blast
Yeah agreed. I think people have ridiculously short memories and ridiculous expectations. Our pass defense is a weakness and some teams have exploited it this season, however teams that can't we're crushing defensively. Just tells me we have some work to do recruiting d-backs. Walters having a single rough day to a team successfully passing the ball doesn't mean he's worthless at DC.
I heard someone mention Jeff Fischer.. I like that idea, offer him 5 mil x 3 years and see if he wants to get off the couch for a bit
I think Bazelak has the better arm but Robinson is the stronger "moving" quarterback. Since we have a weak O-line this year I think I prefer Robinson in scramble plays, actually it complements Rountree's rungame and should work well with shorter routes too. Bazelak's arm is less of a factor if he is getting pressured every other play As for Tennessee, agreed. I actually saw a lot of things that made me optimistic against Bama, I think we have a pretty good shot at surprising at Tennessee
Oh come on, we're at least NCAA Div II this year ;)
Idk I think there is a lot of media trashing Mizzou. Not saying we're particularly great or anything, but I have a pretty good feeling this week against Tennessee who didn't seem too strong against SC saturday. I really think Mizzou has a shot at a 4-6 or .500 record this year even in the all-SEC schedule. Just will depend if Drink can get the team firing on all cylinders (if not.. well hey XFL is back in spring??)
Lol we beat you guys last year literally at the peak of our historically collapse.. even then we beat you.. Give up troll, Arkansas is awful, move on
Arkansas wishes they were in the Sunbelt, might actually get a win once and a while
Eliah Drinkwitz completes his first Missouri staff by hiring offensive line coach from another SEC program
I think coach Drink has done a pretty good job so far filling the staff roster. He kept a lot of defensive coaching pieces (the strong suit of Mizzou last year) while replacing, and arguably upgrading (though time will tell) others. I'd like to see how he fills out the rest of the recruiting class now. It's a long shot, but I'd love to see one more 4 star come join the class if possible. At least Drink kept Robinson for our QB next year to supplement Bazelak as he starts to change from backup to starter over the next couple years.
^wolfman exactly. If he's leaving Mizzou and lower end B10 Illinois is his best pick, probably we can find someone better to fill his spot (for goodness sakes I would hope so anyway)
Correct. I have a feeling that most will recommit. I would actually be surprised if any will leave. Mizzou is a green-ish pasture, and for many of these guys Mizzou is the best choice. We shall see. Also might be interesting to see who Drink can bring over from his connections at his old stomping grounds in the south and southeast.
So far Coach Drink has had a great 2 days. Keeping all the defensive staff and recruits is very big; very smooth transition. It will be interesting to see 2 things: A) What additional recruits can Coach Drink bring in this offseason B) Can the defensive staff reproduce Odom's defensive results sans-Odom If both those go favorably, Mizzou's schedule would suggest an 8-win rebound season is a pretty decent possibility; maybe even more if the stars align just right.
I'm just saying I'm glad they didn't cheap out; it shows that Mizzou wants to at least try to really compete in the SEC. And to be fair, Odom had the defense working pretty well this year.. Dooley's offense though was horrendous the second half (I personally think he should have been canned and Odom given another shot, but I think Drinkwitz will likely be an upgrade so not complaining too much).
It's good to see Mizzou is paying what they are for coaches. I was mildly concerned they might try to be cheap again, but 4mm is fair (actually a bit high I think) for Drinkwitz. Mostly, it makes me believe if Mizzou was willing to pay 4mm for Drinkwitz, they probably offered more than that for Harsin and he just turned it down. Conclusion: Harsin probably has no desire to leave his alma mater for any job (except maybe Pac12). Instead of Mizzou spending big money for a .500-ish history coach, they went big with youth and high potential. For the old Mizzou fans, I'm a newer one (5 years or so now). Mizzou has a MASSIVE opportunity. There are literally no other power 5 contenders within about 6 hours of Mizzou. Illinois is "meh" at best, Arkansas has been down-looking-up in the West for several years. Mizzou can draw from a massive region; the only football competition is the KC Chiefs. They SHOULD go big.. I like the drive to try to be top-25 year in year out. How else are you going to get me to drive 2 hours out to Columbia from downtown STL? Cheap beer?? Brewery's right there buddy. I want to see Mizzou emerge as a proper contender. I think Drinkwitz is the right hire to get us from a 6-7 win team to an 8+ win team each year to make the school really shine and draw in the wide, if a bit spread-out, potential fanbase.
I like it. I was hoping for Harsin, but I figured it would ultimately be too difficult to get him to move (so far no team has to be fair). After that my preference was Will Healy. I think Drinkwitz might actually be a better pick than Healy even. I think he's a good pick, but obviously let's see what happens. For the haters, he's got App State at #21 in the nation, 12-1 record. Also, young coaches think outside the box; that kind of thinking will be needed for Mizzou to get 8-9 win seasons with our run-of-the-mill talent at the moment. We shall see.