Yes, Young surely moved past him on the depth chart. That doesn't mean he can't carve out a role this year.
Yes, the key last night was who was shooting and who wasn't shooting.
Graham Watson covered Mizzou for the Post-Dispatch in the mid 2000s.
I anticipate MU being active in the portal.
I've touched on that a few times. I expect him to get the feedback and see where that leads.
I'm an AP voter and I had Mizzou No. 9 this week. I base my ballot of what we've seen on the floor. It doesn't matter what I believe - and I'm not sure what that means. I rank the teams based on how well they've played, how they've won games, the caliber of the teams they've beaten and not beaten. I don't base my rankings off talent. Otherwise, Kentucky would be ranked. North Carolina would be ranked.
In some games, yes. In other games, not so much. I thought in the Kentucky game Dru Smith did a great job observing how the game was being officiated and how Kentucky was defending him and he forced the issue by attacking, absorbing contact and getting to the foul line, where he essentially won the game. There have been other examples of that this year.
There are resources that have that information. I don't have it at my fingertips right now, but historically MU has been way behind the other teams in the SEC when it comes to athletics donations.
MU is still in position for a top four seed. Go back and read what I wrote Monday. LSU and Florida have much, much harder schedules in the final three weeks of the regular season. Alabama has one spot locked up. Tennessee is close to another. Saturday's game is huge because Arkansas is making a strong push.
I wouldn't be too concerned. It's about relationships and selling a vision. He knows what it's like to recruit. And he'll be working alongside the other coaches.
Yes, there is no bench scoring, unless you count Pickett, who usually plays starter's minutes and is essentially considered a sixth starter. At some point you have to give guys a breather.
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I'd say, generally, because the players are the ones who do the work, risk their bodies, have a short self life and are the reasons fans come out to see the games. And most people seem to side with millionaires over billionaires.
Maybe, but Gonzaga and Baylor are in elite company. It'll be a huge upset if either team doesn't get to the Final Four based on what we've seen so far.
This team lives dangerously most nights. That's who this team is. Not talented enough to blow out a team with marginally more or less talent but good enough, tough enough to usually have a fighting chance. I wouldn't expect the identity of this team to change 18 games into the season.
OK, my friends, good talk today. We'll do this again next week. Thanks for hanging out.