Yeah, there was some confusion there with the rule interpretation, but I thought he addressed the topic reasonably well. Coaches don't want anarchy when it comes to the transfer portal. They don't want players to have the ability to hop from roster to roster year after the year the first time they face some adversity. Drinkwitz is savvy enough to also know that players have more of a voice in 2020 when it comes to their rights and their interests.
Having too many quarterbacks is much better than not having enough. The last thing you want is to have to rely on the transfer market, like Odom/Dooley had to do after Lock was done playing. These things work themselves out. Coaches sign quarterbacks knowing there's a good chance they'll eventually transfer. You sign enough so that you're never left without a good option.
I'm sure he understands that he's going to be losing some major pieces. But he's not the type of coach who's not going to agonize about next year this year. Does Pinson come back next year? Hard to say. Every offseason is an adventure with him. If he comes back, he returns with Pickett, with Kobe Brown, with Parker Braun, with Torrence Watson, with Wilmore and with all the newcomers coming next year. With our without Pinson, you're losing a lot next year. That's why this year is so pivotal. Build up more credibility with a 20-plus win team that makes a postseason run and next year's growing pains are easier to stomach.
I don't think anyone is calling for Drinkwitz to be national coach of the year. I agree that this team needs to upgrade its defense, not necessarily the staff but maybe tweak the scheme, definitely upgrade the talent at some spots.
Mizzou's scheme is unique in how they play the front, but I don't know that it has to be overhauled. Maybe tweaked. Or maybe they just need better players. I've got three MU players on my ballot for first and second-team All-SEC: Bolton, Jeffcoat and Manuel. Gillespie and Bledsoe have been good but just not productive enough in terms of game-changing plays.
I'd be fine with the Outback or Gator. I'll go wherever the Tigers play and hope I don't come home with COVID.
I'm not a voter for that award. He was on my ballot for a different award this week. His play dropped off the last couple weeks, but he's still an SEC player of the year candidate in my mind.
It's just his way of saying Mizzou will do certain things a certain way as long as he's the head coach. It's like me telling my kids, "You're going to empty the litter box every day as long as you live under my roof." That doesn't mean I'm implying they might leave soon.
All games in Indiana. The NCAA already announced that.
Incredible. Great song choices. I came home from a 15-hour day at football and basketball and watched before passing out.
Folks, quick pause here. Will be back in a moment.
Nah. I don't think they know each other too well outside of sharing an agent.
Or a typical adult who has a wife and three kids in the middle of a pandemic.
That's not a bad idea. I'll keep it mind!
I don't think he jumps at any of the currently available jobs. What's crazy is he's a better coach than any of the candidates mentioned for the Auburn job. I think he sits tight and waits for the best opening in 2021.
When MU has a size advantage inside he's still effective in the screen and roll game. He just couldn't win the matchup against Kofi on Saturday. He's still a valuable rebounder on the offensive end. It's the most improved part of his game.
That's a big question, big topic. Programs that absolutely want to fire their head coach no matter how much it costs will find the money. But not every school operates that way, like Auburn.
He won't admit it publicly but he's not running with the same burst that we normally see.
Hey, folks. Gotta run. Just saw that Mizzou's basketball game Friday has been canceled. Prairie View A&M has COVID issues within its program.