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.
That's my point, until proven otherwise, the winner of that game goes to Atlanta. Four years of history proves this.
You so eloquently prove the worth of Georgia football. You talk smack about what Mizzou isn't, but what does that say what Georgia is? You guys can't spell Atlanta.
Also, I agree that media does hype the wrong teams in the east. I would like to remind the media and my division foes that the road to Atlanta for the past four years has gone thru the winner of the Mizzou vs Florida game.
Last year was the exception and not the rule for our defense thus far in the SEC. I blame that on coordinator change (twice), lingo and philosophy. The guys were a step behind all season , which stemmed from over-thinking / slow processing mentally. I.E.-The read & react DL scheme. There was rarely any natural rhythm or flow on D. One of the few bright spots from last year was the youth playing experience. I gotta believe that this year's defense will take a few steps forward based on that. But I do agree that our success next year will hinge on our defense.
Lock / Sherrils is nice, but give Crockett and healthy Terry Beckner Jr. for my MVPs.
I can see it now.... next year's UGA is this year's Tenn. Georgia always gets the publicity but how about talking the lesser football brands of the east. I would love to hear more about the direction Mason and Stoops have their teams going. In my opinion Stoops is the best coach in the East as of now. He and Mason were the only ones in the division who actually OVER-achieved last season.
LOL. I'm laughing at the title and pic of Saban. I haven't read anything yet and can't stop laughing... Comedy at its finest
Rock M ain't goin no where. It's on the north end zone.
SDS has more fun in their own imaginations than reality, cause there is no way you could make such a statement based on the OL. Given how well they recruit I was surprised to see such poor OL play. That doomed their season. That may be an indicator of Smarts ineptitude to develop talent. Time will tell.
I'm sure his scholarship just opened up for this recruiting season. We're already deep at WR
You could argue the O Line and RBs were the most improved units on the squad. The upside is all the youth in those units. Also , The depth was quite surprising in those units. The biggest issues of concern next year will be the D Line. Simplicity is important for those guys to create havoc. The new hire will be vital.
I agree with this. The SEC is lacking in coaching. Overall the league does exceptionally well in recruiting blue chip athletes, but it doesn't translate to the field. Player development may be at its worst across the board. Meanwhile the press puts a premium on recruiting rankings, and thinks thats all it takes to be successful. Just look at the final standings and rankings---- it doesn't translate to actual success. In the east I would argue the best coach right now is Mark Stoops. Nobody got the milage out of their team like he did. And that says a lot.
I love trash talk but this is baseless. The LBs were the worst unit to suit up last week. How this kid has the audacity to talk tough is beyond me. K Brothers is the example Beisel needs to follow. Shut your mouth and do your job. Odom has wasted all the equity and stock that Pinkel created in ONE season....
We're playing classic Big 12 football in the SEC... Explosive offense and porous defense. Odom didn't hire one coach from the SEC beyond the few he retained from Pinkels staff and it shows. Those numbers mean nothing, cause there will forever be a footnote attached to those numbers mentioning our loss.
I mean c'mon, the Big 12 never had comment sections like these! Who wouldn't trade the Big Boring for all this character and drama here in the SEC. This league has programs who are either relevant, delusional, has-beens or wanna-bes. I don't have to call any names, It sucks having a historic down time within our program and embarrassing to say the least, but at least I get to enjoy the rest of my division fall off one by one this year. Heck on that note, I'll stir up the pot and say the East is down because Mizzou is down. (BTW Tenn, UGA and FL has been using this excuse for years now).
Living in St. Louis, it appears folks enjoy the SEC more than the previous conference. Since realignment the brand is everywhere here in the metropolitan area. You see Mizzou everything, everyday. Can't say that was the case 5 years ago and beyond. Joining the SEC has raised the stakes without doubt, however I think it has been for the best. I've never been more involved as a fan and I love our new overly zealous fan bases here in the SEC. The big 12 is just cooked food without the seasoning and spices.... you stomach it, but it's not enjoyable.
Somebody that runs the spread offense. Imagine LSU using their speed and agility running that system. Heck Saban broke down and swallowed his pride and switched. I bucks traditional pro sets , but looking at the Tides ability to install that system in a year is impressive. They won't be switching anytime soon or at least til Hurts leaves.
The words of Ricky Bobby are true, "If you're not first, you're last". It's Bama and the rest of us this year. Can't help but giggle as my team is firmly in last. smh
Really telling on what you think about race relations.... Let. it. go.com
I enjoyed the game it seemed the only place Bama had an advantage was in the QB position. Everything else was even. Hurts over Etling proved to be the difference. If LSU had a premier QB---this game may have had a different outcome.