He had his share of struggles early but played pretty well at Florida. I'd say a B-minus. He's been targeted more than any other Mizzou defender and given up the most completions for the most yards. He shares the defensive team lead for penalties (with two) but also has the most pass breakups. He's been exposed for his inexperience at times, but he also has a lot of upside at a position that's extremely difficult to play.
Most coaches don't want to make a habit of relying on the transfer market every year. That supply and demand for transfers is too volatile. You can always recruit and develop high school prospects. That's harder to do sometimes in the short term, but it's a better plan in the long run.
True, getting one every year or every other year is fine, but it can't be the strategy. Great players are rarely in the transfer market. You can get a very good player who can fill a need for a year, but I still think the better approach is player development.
Anytime a large traveling party is exposed to people who aren't in the same inner circle and aren't being tested regularly or tested at all - airline workers, hotel workers, servers, bus drivers, etc. - there's always a risk of contraction.
Mizzou hasn't lost any commitments for a long time.
Most preseason projections have Mizzou right in the middle of the SEC, around 7th or 8th. I've got to fill out my AP preseason ballot this week and I'll probably have MU right around the middle. That would put MU on the NCAA bubble just based on recent history. That's a fair expectation. This team has more known pieces than any team in the SEC, but not exactly any great pieces, no obvious All-SEC players.
I'm not sure how you're defining innovative scheme. The edge pressure has been better at times this year. Trajan Jeffcoat has been one of the best pass-rushers in the SEC. Tre Williams has been solid. Nick Bolton gets pressure up the middle. Mizzou doesn't blitz a whole lot and like most SEC teams plays a lot of man coverage.
Yes, they started practicing last month. This is the most experienced team in the SEC, so it's hard to really have a breakout star when almost the entire rotation is returning players. If Xavier Pinson can play for a full season like he did for two weeks last year he's an All-SEC player.
Nah. I thought the D-line was pretty darn impressive against LSU and Kentucky. Jeffcoat has been All-SEC worthy. They're missing their best nose tackle (Whiteside) and one of the top interior backups (Robinson.) I don't see why a coaching change is the answer there, especially when Brick Haley is the main recruiter for Travion Ford and Kyran Montgomery, two of the four-star recruits in the class.
I've been COVID tested earlier this fall but not before this most recent road trip.
Off the top of my head I don't have the criteria, but the player has to have enough hours to both graduate from their high school and enroll at Mizzou. There's not a fixed GPA minimum.
Not that I noticed. It was just a bad snap.
They both have Missouri offers but it seems too early to have any clue what 2022 recruits with these kind of offer lists are thinking at this point. They haven't narrowed their lists to my knowledge.
Personally, I liked the turnover robe. Football is supposed to be fun. It's more fun to watch when the players have fun.
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