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It's funny--I wore a Mizzou block M hat for years, and I would always get asked if I was a Michigan fan. Despite the fact that the two are different shades of gold, different outlines, black and gold vs. blue and gold, etc. Oh well, what I got for traveling in Big 10 territory.
If that's all it takes the longhorns would be swimming in championship trophies like Scrooge McDuck...
I don't think I would walk it back now Coach. As they say, once it's on the internet, it exists forever. But all of this nonsense aside, let's not act like boosters haven't been greasing player's hands for years, giving them cars, houses, etc. It's just now the schools aren't being penalized for it. I think they deserve to cash in on their hard work, but I hope someone teaches them how to be responsible with their money. Because if you're just a flash in the pan and got a worthless degree to play football and then don't make it in the NFL, you're in a major pickle with no way out.
This isn't a woe is me post, but for the love of god, if you honestly think there had been parity in college football then I've got some ocean front property in KC I'd love to show you...
"You know a lot of people go to college for 7 years..."
I don’t blame him. 3 terrible coaching hires have all but destroyed the program. Someone did some research on it and we’ve had the worst 10 year stretch in school history. Gates has his work cut out for him, but hopefully we’ll be more competitive for players like this in the coming years.
Now that you mention it, yes I do. His quotes give him away.
Well, you seem to be the only one crying about us being in the conference. We aren't going anywhere, so hope your poor diseased little heart can handle it.
How many championships have those teams won during that timeframe?
Misery, I get it, because it sounds like Missouri. Man that’s original, I can’t believe nobody has used that before. You and Kanye are creative geniuses!!!
This is an awesome pickup. He has a lot of Brad Smith-esque qualities that I love from the highlight video. He can beat you with his arm, he can beat you with his legs. Welcome to the ZOU!!!
Sorry, I should have worded that comment a little better. Shaw decommitted but still came back, so that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily gone forever.
Shaw decommitted as well, so no big surprises. Coach Gates has an opportunity to bring him back onboard.
Well, the individual who formerly occupied Coach Gate’s position wasn’t. Might have been part of the problem…
I mean, it would be foolish to think we’ll get all of these transfers we’re after, but I love that Gates is getting out there and being aggressive on the recruiting trail.
I have covered all of your arguments in the previous two comments. Feel free to review.
I'm guessing he wasn't cracking the rotation for a reason. You aren't leaving that height on the bench unless there is a significant issue with his game. Wish him the best on his journey.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. He has a resume of winning and overachieving as an assistant at FSU. He took an 11 win program in a joke of a conference and got them into the NCAA tournament. And I’ll let you know now, you don’t recruit high level athletes to Cleveland State, it takes COACHING and strategy to win in these small schools. He was on multiple school’s wish list for HC. And he’s coming to a school that is turning over head coaches in all sports at an alarming rate. I don’t blame him one bit. He and his agent negotiated well. It’s not the flashiest hire, but the more I’ve read and researched the more I’m on board. If you think in it’s current state that the Mizzou job is going to pull in the likes of Rick Pitino, then I have some very sad news for you.
Everyone is amazed at these coaching contracts. What floors me is somehow everyone seems to ignore the rate of coaching turnover in this business, especially in the big athletic conferences The job of a HC can be like walking blindfolded through a room of bear traps, as you can coach and recruit your heart out, you can be the best in the business, but if things don’t go your way on the court, you have some down years and you’re gone in a heartbeat. So yeah, I’m not surprised coaches wanted a long term contract with a large buyout. You want a quality coach, you’re going to pay for it. If not, it’s time to just start hiring high school coaches and crossing our fingers.
Starts out by finding some bigs. I like it.
I'm warming up to this hire, but he's definitely got his work cut out for him. The fanbase is very apathetic to the basketball program at the moment which is not a good start.
Probably an unpopular opinion—my advice to Kim English would be to stay away and not risk tarnishing your status as one of Mizzou’s most beloved. When our alumni become coaches we chew them up and spit them out. No one cares that Kim Anderson was a great basketball player and was a very successful assistant at Mizzou, they remember his bad record as a HC. Not many people remember that Odom was a successful football player and one of our best defensive coaches ever, they remember his underwhelming record as the HC. I bet most people don’t even know the Widenhoffer played for Mizzou, but the 77-0 loss to Oklahoma is still recognized as the lowest point in Mizzou football history. I loved the 2011-2012 team, they were the best team to watch, even with the early exit in the tournament. I don’t want to see him end up like the others.
God, I live for these predictions.
I’m assuming by KB you mean Bryant. He did not play a down for Drinkwitz—he played for Odom. The rest of this I don’t necessarily disagree with, but let’s not make up something to make Drink look worse.
I'm hoping this has been potentially fixed. We did not have a true QB positions coach until this offseason. Drink was trying to manage too much on his own, and IMO still is (waiting on a true OC). But your point is well taken and very spot on in my opinion.
Mizzou has a room full of unprovens at QB. Macon and Cook are starting to appear as though they won't edge one another out, and we have Sam Horn coming in who has awesome potential, but IMO shouldn't be thrown to the wolves as a true freshman. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that JT would be an awesome fit. The trick is convincing him that coming here would be a wise choice.
I think I've said on here before, I think it may work out well like you say, but then it's basically telling Cook and Macon that the next QB is Horn and JT is the bridge to Horn. If that's what needs to happen then Drink should do it, but I think the writing will be on the wall at that point and we will see transfers. Oh well, that's how it is now.
I bet he wishes he had too. It worked out for Arkansas in the end though.