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Wish him the best of luck with Arkansas other than our game. As a HC he had some fatal flaws that maybe with time he would have corrected or not. As A DC he's stepped into some solid defenses and continued their success. He's a good guy, a players coach much like Sam. He'll fit in well at Ark. He likes Stag beer.
I would have expected it. A coach builds or attempts to build a relationship with a HS player, he's going to try and continue it. Now if they're doing it 3 years out then you know Mizzou is rocking and rolling! Wish Coach Odom all the success in the year except when he's playing us.
If I don't have a business trip I may drive down there for our game. You all will be interesting to follow. Wish you the best of luck in 11 of your 12 games. ;)
We are in the very center of the US. We're not going to fit quite into anybody's conference geographically. If you look at demographics, cities are more along immigration, mid-state is all scotch irish and others of the UK who moved here across Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, NC etc. Having gone to the SEC Championship twice in the last decade, we might not quite fit into the Sunbelt but maybe your school might fit their better, might fit the competition better. I'd say the B12/SW 2.0 but you'd get beatr by K State and maybe KU. And you just hired an over-rated DC (you might want to look at where his creds come from) who recruited poorly as a head coach. What I know for sure about BO is a solid position coach and will be loved by his players. But that's about it. Feel free to comment anytime. We'll all have fun with you.
Edit: What we have been in that absence is a football school.
At 53 I'm hardly a millenial. You need to stop listening to Power Mizzou. Gabe will have you convinced we're a basketball school and we haven't been that for a long time. It would be great to have success there and to rebuild that but as of right now we're not. What he have been in that absence is a football school. And, you're right in that we couldn't quite step up into that upper top 4 tier. But you are incredibly wrong to say we haven't been a great program. Pinkel re-established our program. In fact, the success we saw with him was better than the teams in the 70s (you know...right before the program hit the sh!tter). You should support Kansas University. You're pessimism (no, that's not reality you're preaching) will fit right in with their program. Actually, incorrect. I had a KU grad tell me they were back and would beat us in 2 years. That we had nothing to hang our hat on. You're a goof.
Coach Drinkwitz has a lot of confidence in himself (which I like). Media is complimenting Sam Pitman for hiring recruiters. coach Drinkwitz is getting no fanfare for doing the same. And you know, that works out for Mizzou in the SEC. A lot of our success so far has been helped out by the fact we fly under the radar in the SEC. Coach Drinkwitz is a stratagician and tactician and he will use that to his advantage.
1. Speaks for itself 2. Removing Odom improves that one already. Game/Season Preparation was a fatal flaw of Odom's. 3. IMO, one of the most important things in college football today. It was a mistake when the OC and QB coach were merged under Yost. Considering how quickly OCs are hired and fired today, it's important to separate them so that a QBs development continues uniformly. Coach Drinkwitz says he'll be working with the QBs so perhaps that is the separation. 4. Win and you'll win in St. Louis. Mizzou fans need to shake the Missouri identity of self deprecation. This continues over to potential recruits and only aids recruiters from other schools. In the last 19 years, the program has turned around from the previous 20 years. It's time to embrace that and stop repeating what your grandpa told you. Win, gain national prominence and St. Louis recruits will want to play where their family can easily come see them play. 5. Coach Drinkwitz is about the big play. He is about racking up points. Mike Leach was bandied about because of this. Go pull up 60 minutes of Coach Drinkwitz off of youtube talking about his philosophy. Never changes and it about a dynamic defense that scores. The 4 videos are from 4 different teams but they all say the same thing. Good points Adam. 5.
Im sure he felt a connection to Odom and his firing created emotion and soul searching. I'm glad he thought it thru and is committed to being a Tiger. He's a solid rb with an opportunity to prove he should start.
Cousin Shane, can't believe I didn't put his name in there. Heeeey buddy!
And I did not know Mike was a writer here. A great podcast to commpliment listening to Saturday Down South is That SEC Podcast with Mike and his cousin. Great SEC coverage. Coach Drinkwitz has been operating at a full sprint. He has so many irons in the fire he could list smelting as one of his strengths. While I'm not familiar with Coach Casey, Mizzou has a long history of stand out TEs way before Albert O. Martin Rucker, Coffman, Michael Egnew, and Sean Culkin. So, he'll be filling a spot that Mizzou has a true appreciation for and we wish him tremendous success.
My only problem with Gabe is that he constantly pitches Mizzou should be happy with mediocrity and have no aspirations to an upper tier program. That the GP years were some outlier and we now need to revert to the mean. Dumb mistake on his part but only a small piece of a bigger sh!t pie called his commentary. I only listen to him so I know what message of mediocrity I need to battle in the moment. 19 years ago we started the break away from a previous 19 years or so of mediocrity (These were Gabe's formative years). In the last 19, GP built this program forward for 14 of those years and brought us upwards. We're not "one of those heralded schools" but we are a great school. 2015 was meant to destroy us and it didn't. We're moving forward and we have expectations. So get out there and share those expectations. I tell every kid I come across what a great and fun school Mizzou is. And what a great progam Mizzou football is. We make our identity, not the Nation. Otherwise Nebraska would still be relevant.
Hope his parents enjoy that ride to Minnesota to see him play. The way you keep kids in state is winning. Kids leave their states all the time. I want the best no matter where they come from. Coach Drinkwitz is going to probably have to fill some holes with Jucos. And to the kids going to Arkansas, I hope you enjoy fly fishing. Following Barry their won't pan out well. Was anyone impressed with our offensive line's ability to open up running lanes? I wasn't. (Davis comment)And our defense didn't improve until Barry focused on head coaching.
I assumed Chris Marler wrote this til I saw it was Connor's name. End of next season we'll know.
I'm with you. And why would you go to the West? East is firming up a little but I don't see Ole Miss punching up higher than 3 and more likely #4. I see it as a Lane no longer punching upwards. Also positioning himself potentially for Alabama when Saban retires. Now we just hired a young Kiffin in Drinkwitz. I'm excited but also scared that Jimmy Sexton moves him out if someone bigger comes knocking. There's 40 minutes of his vision on youtube, about 10 at each school he was at in the last 8 years lol, but it's well articulated.
Coach Drinkwitz is coming to Mizzou to win right away. We all know this team was much better than it showed and Coach Drinkwitz will being running close to 100% efficiency and get the most out of each of these young men.
Liked what I saw of him and good luck to him in the competition for starting. We melded the QB coach with the OC back when Yost took over and it's been that way since. Honestly believe that was part of the issue with Locke's development. I hope Drinkwitz separates the two.
Works on several levels. Continuation of a QB led team, gives status to Mizzou nationally, gives status to Mizzou with recruits, gives status to Odom/Dooley. We have a harem of receivers to throw to and a solid O line to block for and open up holes for KB. Help to further elevate KB's profile for the draft. It really is a win for KB and Mizzou. Really looking forward to next season.
Give him the money, no crazy buyout. St. Louis is not important in recruiting. Winning is important. If you win, you'll recruit St. Louis. Keep Andy Hill recruiting the west side of the state. A lot of good talent comes out of there and it would be a shame to see it go elsewhere like K-State or KU. If Odom want a solid buyout he needs to get the program to where his head isn't being called for before we get half way thru a season. That said improvements continue to be made. I would like to see scoring in all 4 quarters and better than 50% in the redzone next year.
You guys know you only won because the East is down right?
Having a couple of Volunteer fans as friends (means I've been watching Vol games off and on the last 18 years or so), Every successive coach "destroyed" the program. First it was Kiffin (my opinion, he's the one that put it to you). Then it was Dooley. My buddies now cry about Butch leaving the cupboard bare. Personally, I believe it's been a result of your ADs attempting to please sponsors and a zealous fanbase. I'll be surprised of Pruitt is blamed for destroying the program if it doesn't work but what I'm sure of is how he'll be vilified.
One dimensional team that's overrated. Bob Stoops has done a good job of helping the program to get better but the SEC wanted them to do well and presented them at the dance too early. Sadness and disappointment to follow.
Oh the SEC was on top of it. The call was made the way the SEC wanted it called. It's amazing how the quality of refereeing goes from Good to utter sh!t depending on whether its a non-conference game or a conference game. Really, the NCAA should pool the refs and regulate/audit their finances the same as it's done in any financial industry. The amount of money that transacts on sports demands this change be made and I'd rather see the SEC leading the charge on this than not.
You're right. I saw Bama back in the late 90s and early 00s too, so you would know what you're talking about. I have Volunteer friends and it's like sweet sweet tea to listen to them reminisce of the days of owning Bama. All things do cycle thru. Unless the the fountain of youth is located down there in Tuscaloosa, (the Bear is dead, not living in a bunker with Hitler in Argentina, right?), Nick Saban's time is finite as well. So you live on, in the waning shadow of good times. But I digress, we've taken a step backwards as a program and it needs "righting of the ship". And remember these glorious Saban days in the dark times when the King is dead, they will help you to walk thru those dark times of Tennessee and LSU victories.
Bob Stoops has done a great job of getting Kentucky to where it's at. However, you're going to get blown away in your bowl game unless you have SEC refs to save you. Bennie Snell is as overrated as Drew Lock and your team is essentially one dimensional. The East narrative of "it's back" is way premature. You guys are maybe a 20-25 ranked team in reality.