Greetings, Missouri fans from downtown Nashville, where in seven hours Missouri and Georgia will tip off at Bridgestone Arena. I'll be here for the next couple hours to take your questions.
I'll review this season for sure. I don't know about rehashing the last few years. I covered those seasons in great detail every day, week, month since he took the job. I think it's best to look forward when you're covering a program and not dwell on the past. It's far more interesting, in my opinion.
Yes. Mizzou could lose tonight and still avoid the 8-9 game.
He'd like to play professionally, whether that's in the NBA or G League or overseas. I'm not sure he's athletic enough to get drafted in the NBA, but he could make a summer league roster and see what happens from there. But, yes, he wants to get into financial planning eventually. He's also getting married this summer.
The pitching staff isn't healthy yet. They still have some important arms who haven't seen the field yet. Otherwise, they've really struggled to prevent runs. Staff ERA is 7.88, worst in the SEC and nearly twice as high as the second-to-worst SEC staff ERA. And Mizzou is hitting an SEC-worst .237 with the worst slugging percentage in the league at .346 and worst on-base percentage at .362. It's been a really rough start - and they've yet to play a nationally ranked team.
He won't be calling plays or designing the offense. But if Drinkwitz believes he can add some insight for scouting and player development, then he could a nice asset to have around for a season. He was LSU's passing game coordinator last season and despite losing their best receiver and going through multiple QBs, LSU threw for 3,100 yards, 24 TDs and just nine interceptions last year.
I would think mid-round at best, maybe the fourth or fifth. He didn't get much work in the actual Senior Bowl game (four carries for 7 yards) and he's never mentioned as of the four or five best backs available. Very good college running back and probably has enough tools to make an NFL roster.
He's at his best when he's on the attack. Everyone knows that. Pinson seems to know that. But he has a bad habit of becoming passive and reluctant to drive if his first couple forays into the paint don't produce points or fouls. He's been better of late. I thought he played in three of MU's last four games. Even the LSU game was a decent game for Pinson, who also missed time after slamming his head on the LSU chair along the baseline.
I think he can make a roster as a rebounder, pick and roll scorer and rim defender. But he's not a sure thing. He's not an elite player in any of those areas. He hasn't developed an outside shot, and even 7-footers in the NBA can shoot from outside. Cuonzo is convinced Tilmon can play in the NBA for a decade if he continues to build on his game. But he'll have to overcome his limited offensive repertoire and work on those areas to earn a steady paycheck in the league.