Well, there was only one head coach between Pinkel and Drinkwitz, so it's not a big stretch to say this is the best recruiting run since Pinkel. Also, there was a lot of fan excitement for the Tiger Ten when Odom managed to get the 10 best recruits in the state on campus on the same day a few years ago. That didn't work out so great.
There hasn't been any media access to the players since the end of the season, so I haven't seen Wilmore in person since the Oklahoma game in Indy. He's got a big summer ahead of him. But first, Mizzou needs to hire a strength/conditioning coach.
I don't know if he ever landed anywhere.
There were a few questions earlier about Tulsa DB transfer Akayleb Evans. Was just told he's in Columbia today on a visit.
He has to hire a new strength coach but no indication he'll change his three assistant coaches.
No. He announced his six final choices: Illinois, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Texas and Bryant.
Coban Porter? He's a freshman at Denver University after playing a year at prep school.
They've both signed with agents and have been working out to prepare for pro auditions. I haven't talked to either since the end of the college season.
I don't think he plays much golf. The fact that he has three young kids tells me there's probably not a lot of time for stress relief away from work and family.
I'm fairly certain it's DOO-ROO-gore-dun
PerfectGame.org is a site that tracks baseball commitments. Mizzou has a four-star 1B/OF from New York committed, Carlos Pena. Lindbergh HS catcher Shea McGahan is another top prospect coming to Mizzou next year. Samuel Bryan, is a pitcher/outfielder from Kirkwood HS also on the way to Columbia.
It's been a strong start to the NBA postseason so far for the three guys with Mizzou ties: Clarkson, Snyder, Porter.
It's from the university's annual financial report to the NCAA.
Just based on last year's snaps and production, I'd say Parker and Hea are the guys MU's staff prefers at the position. Maybe Swinson can carve out a role this year, but they also return Logan Christopherson and added two freshmen.
I don't know that there's one consistent takeaway, but as competitors I'm sure those players and coaches believed they could beat anyone in the field at Oklahoma City.
No. I'd go with 8-4. It's a really manageable schedule. I think games against Kentucky and Arkansas are bigger challenges than folks who just expect those to be automatic wins, but unless this defense takes a big step backward under the new staff, anything less than seven wins would seem like a disappointment.
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