20 years of coaching including D1. Now own a small business. Volunteer scientist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paxutent Center, USGeological survey. I'm working on summiting a large sample of the Western Hemisphere's highest peaks. In the 48 states I've now been on top of 23 of Colorado and Utah's highest. Have also summited several peaks in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and had a very comfortable night on the flank of an active volcano. Life is good. Never stop being an athlete/scholar. Always appreciate the endeavors of others to make the earth better appreciated and understood. I believe God Blesses us daily with uncountable miracles. I believe in prayer and gratitude. I think it is a great challenge of humanity to understand human suffering as well as our miraculous Blessings. Being human therefore is like being on one great team and having to train/work every day to perform our role.

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Odd that he becomes the advocate, only after the genie is out of everyone’s bottle
Where does it say the money can’t come from a bank account outside the college but be requested by an employee of the college. This has been a voluntary compliance from day one, and now there’s nothing to comply with. Watch the old Barry Switzer interview where he talks about these “gifts” just showing up! Hence the language from The Mizzou and other programs where they say things like it’s their CHOICE to play by the spirit of the rule, “the right way”. It’s only the fans and staff of some of the long time cheaters who are as naked as the patients in the mental ward. TV people love to play along with the old fable.
If this message shows up twice, the dog I just adopted at the pound pawed the phone. Rebs at Missouri in 2019, exciting football, no losers in a game like that, OMiss was threatening to come back all the way to the last zero on the clock. This is why the SEC needs to stay at 14 and play as close to a round robin every year as possible, then pick up where they left off the next year. Boring and small minded to think football fans from Missouri River down to Everglades don’t want to see all the players, nightlife, good food, and scenic landscapes. Dump divisions, and every real rivalry is going to get better with a year off once in a decade
When it was illegal to pay players, coaches were as silent as a sphinx, but now that it’s legal suddenly it’s a conscious clearing exercise. Maybe we should be wondering what they’re smoke screening now?
Wilks, horrible preparation. Followed by horrible game coaching, followed by very small improvement along the way!
Are they talking about Missouri State at Central Warrensburg, North East Kirksville, Cape, St Lou, KC, Northwest Maryville, because Springfield doesn’t own the name Missouri State any more than the others do and that a historical fact.
Where do you get this idea? Sam Horn, at best, is a two sport athlete where baseball has his by far best rating, and at Best Missouri is a chance to change that to football, if he can’t win the starting football job he still gets a very good baseball program at Mizzou
Bloggers here are way off. This young man has a chance to play some but more likely gets a chance to coach some. This is a coaching staff hire that costs nothing and threatens no one. Nobody is being disrespected here. Anybody who can win this job clearly doesn’t belong in SEC football anyway.
These seem like reasonable ideas Spencer, and I’ll try to friendly amend them to say, someone on the Missouri coaching staff is getting a chance this year to change their standard of living for half a decade at least and this is going to take a solid all round, year round, monitoring and motivating of roster. Defense is 30% plan/practice, 30% vision/brains, and 40% effort. We don’t know if Head coach Drinkwitz can sit in the video room with his D-staff and identify, direct, and motivate his staff to execute a top SEC staff or not, but if he wants to stay a head coach he better show big progress toward that in 2022. On the side note of not staying head coaches, Saban and Fisher and the aTm AD are doing their best to get out of college sports. And at the dumbest possible time. Yes, aTm will have less than ideal scrouples under Fisher, formerly the mentor of Jamis Winston, who last time I checked, left a mess at Florida State that might never clean up….. but the time to address this wold have been before aTm hired Fisher and for Saban, before NIL became the legal way. Dumbness seems to be an unstoppable trait
You must think that both Missouri and Arkansas had a realistic chance to win the SEC between 2013 and 2021 ?? But they didn’t. I’ll let you explain why Arkansas didn’t get it done? But no matter what place they finish in the league there’s going to be a reason every program but one isn’t a Champion, Why does it scare you so much to face the math of that?
Although Missouri’s QB bench showed promise, neither clearly illustrated they could out-perform Bazelak for 60 minutes. One has a significant arm motion tech problem that virtually assured incompletions/interceptions. The other didn’t seem to have the maturity needed but I do think both could grow into the job after sacrificing a few wins. Bazelak will do well in his next job but he’s not impossible to beat out. Missouri’s 2022 qb job is now a four horse race. Good luck guessing the winner but I can at least think their are only 3 possibilities for game 1
A smart journalist would serve a softball to Kiffin every week
? Because 1. The program already buys the TEAM everything with TV money, so when the game starts to be played between individuals not wearing University colors ….. 2. And all the other sport athletes will just whine a lot and quit playing their college sports?
Imagine doing that well with Steve Wilks laid back attitude, first half of the year?
Arkansas fans are bad losers so they can’t be permanent opponents to anyone. Too bad because otherwise they are great folk all around. Right now we have two SEC conferences, admit it… so we have NO conference. Rotate all members equally their has to be a game between all members every year or at least every other year.
Bazelak did what he was told, he kept the defense wondering what receiver was going to get the ball The best Tiger receiver that should have gotten the ball more was NOT Hester but Hester did well, Hope he gets yards and enough attention to help his team win in a pass conscious Big 12
Pinkel did not leave the roster packed with stars, and after 2013 he should have brought in a super class. The 13 and 14 recruits were Sophs and Juniors when Odom took over. Somebody sure 3 years off !!! But what did Odom show beyond recruiting ????? Yet Drinkwitz with almost zero head coach credentials beat Florida, I think he beat Kentucky minus bad spots and bogus penalties (and Stoops does a good job rhere), South Carolina with an experienced coach, LSU defending Nat Champ, a decent Vanderbilt. And coached well against Army’a ace coach. Drinkwitz needs situational coach Ed. And def/ off playbook Ed. The verdict is still out on this but he’s not getting fired for at least two years. He’s too smart not to grow into this job. If he had been an Asst to Pinkel Missouri would be a division title contender 2016 thru the present. Missouri Alums have been following the rules, now that NIL is here, a lot of Tiger fans re goings to be drop jawed some
That would be an improvement but when you start monkeying with the complete round robin the conference is dead. And every program should play 2 to 4 non-conference opponents yearly. The SEC doesn’t even know what it is now with 2-divisions X 7-colleges. Then add the expectation that Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Auburn, etc. can all be champions every year …. And what have you got? Ans. miserable ungracious membership. Keep it simple so you have time to enforce the things that make college football special like amateurism and PEDs ban. NIL in a team sport? ridiculous self destructive identity insecurity.
No college football player should want to be paid. College is a special and stop-over in your life but ruined is you are not a true amateur. The NFL is so profitable they give certain players an obscene amount of money. Just sponsor a minor league and limit the years anyone can play there.
I have to say I miss Mack Brown some but man he worked for crooked bunch at one time.
It not a conference when you only play a member six years
Or you could just bring your argument for why aTm has won the SEC and Big 12 coaching staff and recruiting challenges needed to win the SEC West and or SEC?
I’d have to see more of their video but it’s not easy to win that many games in the Big 12
To really get this, account for the population of the state of texas, add two power five conferences, with some of the worst cheating programs of all time. Inside that border. Now look at the jimbo aTm, the limbo Lowborns, rebounding Baylor, and new power five Houston. This is not just about the aTm that can be Fishered out of the quagmire. It’s more about what a Fisher staff can execute. Just my opinion but I’m not giving Fisher any preseason favorite votes.
This is a quarterback free for all now. Two running quarterbacks and two throwing Nobodies job is safe doesn’t matter who the opponent is. And Drinkwitz is also getting better receivers. I think we might see traditional Missouri football again sooner than we thought.
This progression of quarterbacks does not come along at every college, Chase Daniel, Blaine Gabbert, James Franklin, Drew Lock, and yes lots of other Missouri quarterbacks are noteworthy, and I personally like to remember the Terry McMillian long ball to one of the fastest college receivers Mel Gray. Let me know if I’m leaving your favorite out and reply with some names and why you liked them. Yes I know I skipped one before Lock