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If he had been riding the bench, then he'd deserve it. I am not aware he was riding the bench after the 4 games he played. Maybe he was, I don't know. Would he have been willing to play in the Championship series a few minutes if needed? I don't know and he didn't make the trip.
The SEC East is NOT the best division in the SEC and is also not better than several divisions outside of the SEC. Mizzou was ok last year, and the last year they had a seasoned coach could have lost to Kansas if we had played them. Finally the team has a lot of promise again and is on the upswing, so we'll see what happens on the field.
It'd be a foolish bet without some good betting odds, but it's a possibility. It'll be interesting to see if the Kelly Bryant factor can keep the team playing hard to win those tougher close games.
Which is why Mizzou will likely be better this year. Drew Lock was overrated.
*The moment when a Wildcat fan just slammed his own 2018 12th ranked team without realizing it*
It's a pretty bad article. I haven't seen anyone agree with the author yet, especially his reasoning of Arkansas.
Most Mizzou fans here were saying 1st round. I said 2nd round and hoped he'd sit for a year for player development. HC's do sometimes call out players though it's usually not a good idea. I don't see this as calling out, but giving a status update which is done all the time.
Lock excelled against the poorer teams. Sure, if Mizzou was playing in the MAC only against MAC or worse competition, I'd take Lock. But they play in the SEC.
Franklin won the close games and went to the SEC Championship game. That team had more injuries than last years.
I would like Mizzou and Oklahoma to play for the title, but anyone who'd bet on that happening would get great odds in Vegas. It's not often that two QBs that have taken their teams to the NC and been replaced are leading other teams.
I'm glad that he's saying this. Lock really does need the developmental process. He was good and had a strong arm, but he didn't distinguish himself when playing against the better competition. When his favorite receiver who could open up the field was not there, he struggled. Of all time Mizzou QBs, I would have put a healthy James Franklin ahead of Lock. I'm glad for Lock's sake that he went 2nd round and went to an organization that will develop him instead of throwing him in the fire.
We've had a lot of losing seasons, so another isn't going to do much. To do everything you can and have the rug pulled out from under the team because the NCAA wanted to send a harsh message to a program that doesn't mean much to them would be worse. But I don't really expect the team to get that much better in such a short time.
As slim a chance as your scenario is for the worst case for Mizzou, yes, that would be pretty bad.
He was a bench player at his previous small school. That 10 points isn't going to happen without a heck of a lot player development.
Mizzou doesn't have that many players in the NFL, yet I can't really agree on much with this list.
Beau has also been the long snapper for over 100 games for Tennessee.
I don't think Crockett figured he'd get drafted either now or later. But with his injuries and the pounding on his body, he probably thought his best chance of making a team as a free agent was to go now while he's healthy.
This is about where I thought Lock deserved to be picked. He will eventually start, but can use a year in development. Elway didn't draft him to be a backup.
...or he could have gotten a knee injury and been a undrafted free agent instead of a 3rd round pick. Saban might be right that ideally he could have increased his draft stock, but being a 3rd round pick at the time, it's just as likely he's going to go down.
Auburn has been looking like Champs. Hope they continue the run.
They get their name put in bold only after being in the SEC for over 10 years.
The US Senator should focus more on the NCAA as a monopoly.
Even if a technical had not been called, the freethrow should have been allowed to be shot again. The distraction happened during the act of throwing. The result would have been two free throws left if that had happened instead. The end result was still 2 freethrows shot. Shouldn't be controversial.
New England would be the best possible place for most QBs to end up.
Missouri was a border state. It was never a member of the Confederate States of America. 110,000+ had served in the Union army. 30,000+ had served in the Confederate army.
The NCAA didn't adopt it until 1986. Sundvold played until 1983. The Big 8 had it in 1986-87 season.
Yeah, it's bold and most likely not accurate. But if I were a player I'd rather have someone fighting for me and making those statements than the university rolling over and accepting the sanctions. So it's a net positive.
From what I've heard, it isn't about a program that cheats, it's about a woman who didn't like Mizzou and concocted a scheme to later use to hurt and possibly extort them. She convinced them she was acting at the discretion of a person in power. The players who suspected something should have notified the administration about her, but from what I understand they didn't put 2 & 2 together until after it was too late. The other players shouldn't have been dishonest enough to fall for it and put the program in jeopardy.