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Maybe, but considering doctors are choosing who to save and who not to save in Italy instead of being able to treat everyone makes it seem that it could get a lot more serious soon in the US if we aren't proactive.
Yeah, I'd rather them play at least one potentially-ranked out of conference opponent each year. It could be worse, they could resume the MU-KU rivalry in football.
That’s not really calling them out. That’s just saying he’ll recruit the way he find effective for Mizzou.
"Mizzou has more QBs in the NFL than Bama does. So I don’t buy the argument that you have to go to bama to have a shot to be a pro QB." Not what I said, read it again. "An elite QB can perform well almost anywhere, that’s why Joe Flacco and Carson Wentz are superbowl champs." That's not at all proven. An elite QB can perform better with people around them who also perform. They can also perform better against bad competition. It's more proven that a decent QB can perform better with elite talent around them when they face elite competition. Last I saw, Joe Flacco and Carson Wentz won the superbowl with NFL caliber players. "The NFL knows how to evaluate guys, but it’s kinda hard to impress anyone when you’re not on the field. Being on the sideline at Clemson is not better than being the starter at Iowa." Again, not what I stated. You still have to win the starting job at any school you go to, then you have to perform better than a hundred other guys at other universities. Baker Mayfield didn't win the job at TT, but did at Oklahoma. Pat Mahomes was underrated coming out of college in part by who he played for. "If this new transfer rule goes into effect it will mitigate the major problems I have with all this. If a guy can go somewhere else and play without having to sit out an entire season then by all means, take your shot at a big-time program. As it is I think we have too many talented guys holding clipboards at the Ohio States’ of the world (uh, like Joe Burrow…), and they have to wait far too long for their chance to shine." Burrow could have transfered earlier when he realized he was going to be carrying a clipboard. Sitting out one season doesn't ruin your career, though I'd rather the transfer rule be changed to what they are considering now.
Arkansas did well recruiting even in their off years. Odom was a great hire. Many Mizzou fans forget what he inherited. I don't know much about Pittman.
Here's the issue if you're a high ranked recruit: If you win the starting job at Alabama, you're going to be looked at seriously in the NFL. You also have a great chance at playing in the NC or even winning it. If you go to university that isn't as good, you're going to have to have the measurables and play lights-out to be considered an NFL prospect. You're going to have to out play 100+ other division 1 QBs to have a chance and part of that is whether your receivers are dropping your throws and if you have a line that can block. At Alabama, if you win the starting job, you're surrounded by a lot of talent. If they drop balls, they get replaced with people who won't drop the balls. Personally, if I were a high-ranked QB recruit who was fortunate enough to get offered at Alabama, I'd go there. The path to the NFL just got a lot easier if you make the team. If it becomes apparent you'll never play a down, then by all means go to a different university.
Weird PR stunt especially considering how poor the football and basketball seasons are this year.
Not a fan of Pelini. I liked him when he was at LSU, but his Nebraska teams looked like they went for the injuries.
"But I figure any players who got money will give it back and that will be it." If it was real money and they took it, that's a big problem even if you give it back.
Missouri football was terrible when Odom took over. I realize expectations were a lot higher, but I appreciate Odom taking them through that difficult stretch.
I'd be Missouri's players are getting worn down mentally a bit from waiting for the NCAA to announce their decision. They shouldn't be focused on it, but they're young. BO needs to be able to keep them focused on each game as it comes and limit outside influences. Regardless of the reasons, MU has shown they aren't motivated enough each and every week. I don't think they pull off the win in the East.
Interesting enough, "Tigers" were a pro-union force that protected mid-Missouri from Confederate forces. The Jayhawks were also pro-union. The real Jayhawks were hated by Missourians for their raids into Missouri. The burning of Lawrence was a unique event where the guerrillas of Missouri banded together one time to enact retribution for the killing of relatives of the guerrillas. The Tigers on the other hand successfully defended Columbia and Jefferson City and didn't employ the same tactics as the guerrilla forces or Jayhawks.
Adam, that was a long time ago. That was also football. There's really not a good reason for it anymore. The game won't mean much. Next that follows would be for Mizzou to have an annual KU-MU football rivalry renewal. Would you really want one of the worst football D-1 teams on Mizzou's schedule each year replacing a quality game?
The only good reason I can think of is to have an annual event in KC, whereas they haven't done much in KC the past 9 years or so. Other than that, why??? Just leave it alone.
The total effort was uninspiring from Mizzou. I don't want to take anything away from Vanderbilt because they did a good job. But Missouri would have had a difficult time with most opponents on Saturday. It's a good lesson for life in that usually things aren't handed to you. You have to show up every day if you want to excel.
I always thought Franklin was underappreciated at Mizzou. Part of it was the injuries he sustained that kept us from seeing his full potential. Of course the stick on that was that he wouldn't take any injections to be able to keep playing. Even so, I would rank him ahead of Lock among MU QBs in that Franklin made a lot of plays happen out of nothing in much tougher situations. If Auburn hadn't gotten away with so much holding in the running game, Franklin may have pulled off the upset in the title game. His heart that game was typical Franklin.
For as many times as Fromm threw the ball, he just didn't look very good. He wasn't very trustworthy that game. It's easy to second-guess decisions that didn't work. I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon against Smart. He's been doing well for Georgia so far.
Mizzou will probably win up until the time they get the news. If the news is in their favor, they'll start losing. If the news is against them, they'll continue to win out.
It's going to be fun to watch the last few weeks for the SEC East. Georgia has it tough with 3 ranked teams and one team that was ranked just a week ago on their schedule. Missouri and Florida's schedules are comparable through the end. Any of the games between them can go any way.
Let them have their week. It was funny in an ironic way that Mizzou fans and SC fans can appreciate.
That would be pretty funny, especially if Gamecocks won in Atlanta.
There were several articles about the difference in how Mizzou wanted to coach him vs how he was coached at Clemson. He felt his best chance to get into the NFL was to go to Missouri. Most other coaches wanted him to play like more similarly in style to how he played at Clemson. A similar player would be Brad Smith from Missouri who spent a decade in the NFL playing several different positions. Odom comes from Pinkel's school of QB development even though Odom was a defensive coach and player. Pinkel got a lot of scorn from the fans for not playing to Brad Smith's strengths and forcing him to develop an arm. Yet even if he lost games, Pinkel was determined to make Brad Smith a better QB because that's what Brad Smith wanted to be in the NFL. Only one Mizzou starting QB has not played professionally since Brad Smith. And that one player was let go by Mizzou for off-field issues. I would like to see KB get the chance to go to the NFL. He took the chance to come to Mizzou and stay and I'd like to see him get rewarded.
Ole Miss lost a few key players for the A&M game. They're going to be short handed for part of the game.
The play shown for Jalen Hurts is just a stupid play he got away with. It could have just as easily been a fumble. I definitely don't think that's a Heisman moment.
Would have loved to watch it, but loved more to see my kids playing their sports today. Congrats to the South Carolina players and coaches. It's a long season, Georgia still controls its own destiny in the SEC East as long as it doesn't lose again. It's still the team to beat.
If Ole Miss gets their run game going in the first half, it'll be a long game for Mizzou. Usually when a team has success running the football in the first half, the other team gets tired and the success continues in the second half.