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I have great faith in Drink. I have talked with people who know him and they say he is a savant. I feel that.
On behalf of Mizzou fans and Mr. Bolton, I'm sure, I thank you for the kind comment.
I'm going with the 5.5. lol. That's how certain I am. I do think Drink will do very well, but not this year with the virus thing, AND being new -- too much.
Yikes. What a lengthy article. Indeed, based upon college accomplishments, as well as intangibles, Tim Tebow is the best.
Does "semi-automatic firearm" sound scarier than, say, a pistol? Curious.
I see both Drew and the Broncos making considerable improvement next year. Award-winning might be a stretch, but certainly enough to make a notable mark.
Drink is doing what other Mizzou coaches haven't done too well: keep the in-state stars in the state. Kudos to him.
If the quarantine is over and they're playing football in 2031, I'm headed to Boca.
Good to see the in-state guys. Hope he keeps it up.
A very interesting choice, considering Fant. I see two-TE sets as diversionary. Interesting.
It's good to hear this. So seldom does someone in his position get a second chance, so it's good that he's given the opportunity. Folks will have low expectations of him despite the Cowboys faith. But from this point, it's all icing on the cake.
I met someone this past week who knows Drink very well: His family; his history and reputation. They assured me that this man is exceptional in everything he does and Mizzou is about to unleash something great with him at the helm. I guess we'll see, but at least I feel a little better regarding my uncertainty about the future with him.
"Prepare for Vandy just like you would Georgia and play with confidence at Georgia just like at Vandy." Now that's a good post, right there.
UCF was SEC West/Conference Champ/National Champ for beating Auburn who beat Alabama a couple of years ago; therefore, Wyoming is East champ if Mizzou wins. And the SEC will accept that as fact, as they did then of course, because they NOW can't seem to let a loss go either. Hypocrisy is a dish best served cold.
Nice video. Well done. Hype videos are assignments done by students in video and broadcast journalism. They have no evil intent, just students doing videos for a grade or for kudos. I say kudos.
Dabo didn't count on Kelly as a passer. He wanted another Deshaun Watson and was making Kelly in his image rather than allowing Kelly's own skills to show themselves and be the best Kelly. I am certain Kelly would have lead Clemson to a Natty again last year, despite Dabo's limited vision. But Dabo had the Trevor luxury (more to keeping Trevor from transferring than to be loyal to Kelly -- a sad, dubious and self-serving move that was regrettably transferred to Kelly's legacy, a kid). Franklin was uncompromising in some ways, making him a faith-strong personality that went afoul of football at times, in a gentle, subtle way. He operated on a different thought plane. Nonetheless, he's still a paid pro quarterback for the Argos up north to my knowledge. Lastly (ya'll hope), Mizzou went haywire again on poor tackling against Ole Miss in the 4th quarter, largely from the number twos. Tackling is where Garrett excelled the most. To replace Garrett, guys need to angle and wrap, wrap, wrap-up -- and stop butt tackling.
I'd like to clarify a previous statement about concerns regarding Garrett and the defense. Bolton, nor anyone else, is "filling Garrett's shoes" -- the erroneous cliche I chose. Garrett (mike) and Bolton (will) complimented each other and had specific roles -- or jobs. Bolton was/is the speed guy that hit the line of scrimmage like a hammer. Garrett was the (mike) swarm coverage in the seam, awaiting gap shooters and errant backfoot disruption throws on a buttonhook or slant pattern. Therefore, Garrett got lots of INTs and tackles because he covered his assignment brilliantly. He, having experience, read QB eyes and RB actions terrifically. But he was not a TFL guy. Bolton is a smasher (will) speed guy, so he's getting the lion's share of blitzes and TFLs, where Garrett was not. It's complimentary assignment football; it's not zero-sum. I thought they might move Bolton to the mike, but wisely, the smarter coaches thought otherwise. And they were right. Wilkins/Brooks (in the will) just need to do the same as Garrett per the coaching schemes. If they just cover 50% of Garrett's superior output, it should be enough -- still noticeable -- but enough. Meanwhile, through 6 games, Bryant's stats are a virtual carbon copy of Franklin in 2013, and that was/is a good thing. Vandy will come to play for their coach. Mizzou needs to keep the peddle down.
It is the natural tendency to perceive a problem as: what your team didn't do rather than what the other team did right. The rotating quarterbacks Ole Miss threw at Mizzou late was effective and confusing to Mizzou; nonetheless, it didn't thwart Mizzou's retaliating offense, of course. It was a "non-tape tactic" that worked. If ole Miss schemes this better, situationally, it could be effective going forward. As for Mizzou, they are indeed (still) real and Bolton was effective at filling Garrett's shoes. It's a shame to not have both backs, but it's likely enough.
Romney -- pander me pink -- never waste an opportunity. When kids who work on research projects start demanding royalties and pay from the university via corporations, it will further destroy higher learning for all but the rich and athletically gifted. Between scholarships and student loans, my kid struggles through. Athletes get $2k-$4K per semester expense money on top of their full room and board scholarships -- they are already paid. My kid sure isn't.
I hope Bill Connelly's move to ESPN doesn't nix the S[&]P+ at Football Outsiders. It's more detailed and broken down than this easily digestible ESPN version. Nonetheless, he didn't used to tally data until the season has enough games played to work with, like week 6 or 8, can't recall. One thing about all predictive data: it can't factor in emotion or improvement until after it happens.
Good point about not being able to catch UGA napping now. But having a loss in the loss column is a known factor. Playing against their possible mindset, on the other hand, is an unknown. Also, UGA's issues had nothing to do with vanilla play calling as many of their fans think. Kirby has some emotional reigning-in to do with his players. He will either do it or not. Same applies to Dabo at Clemson. Players are not as thick-skinned as they were 20 years ago and blowing up has a negative effect now-days across the board. There aren't enough stars on Rivals to offset bruised ego issues among the draft-bound-in-waiting.
Ohio State also went undefeated in 2012. But neither self-reported, cooperated or appealed their punishment. It may all be for naught. But you already knew that.
Yeah, fortune tell is bad ju-ju. But two things about your observations: 1) Mizzou has managed to fix issues quickly game to game this year, which is different than past years. Garrett's departure had impact, but Ole Miss' quarterback shuffling was something those guys were not prepped for. That was a key factor. Even Garrett would have been guessing the pass or run selection. 2) I forgot what number 2 was.
Kirby runs the team. The team has motivation problems and some attitudinal issues affecting execution. These are fixed by the Head Coach, not the OC, who takes his lead from the HC. Things are always wonderful until they aren't. He has to fix some mindsets.