Next year is very much a rebuild with so many seniors on this current team. The rebuild is an easier process if Pinson sticks around for his senior year, but there's no guarantee that happens. If this season turns out to be a disappointment, then yes, it's natural to wonder if Martin can take this program further. But, if this team stays healthy and lives up to its potential, maybe we wont' be asking that next season even with a retooled roster.
Nothing beyond this year to my knowledge. The staff has had some recruiting restrictions this fall, but the 2021 team can be back to the maximum 85 scholarships - though it's going to be difficult to hit 85 for this team right now.
I've been writing this since last season, but the foul trouble became less of an issue last season. He averaged one fewer foul per game as a junior. That's a significant drop-off. Also, a big percentage of his fouls in the past came on the offensive end, usually for moving screens. He's worked on that part of his game a lot. In fact, it's the first thing Martin talked about last night when Tilmon's name came up. Good start so far for the big man.
I don't know. We'll see. I wouldn't want to speculate about a player who hasn't talked publicly since late September.
Off my radar right now, but they're going to expect to have a good season, just like it expected to have a good season last year before the shutdown. They had a really strong signing class.
He's got a massive buyout, but that really doesn't mean anything any more in college sports.
Every player on the roster can return next year, even the grad transfers. All three of those guys will go through the senior day ceremony on Saturday. One grad transfer won't: punter Grant McKinniss. That indicates he plans to return next year.
General rule: I ask questions for answers I don't already know. What was the strategy on this play? What was the game plan coming into the game for this specific element of the game? What did you think about this certain play or that certain play? Did it unfold as planned? What surprised you about the other team's strategy? Why didn't this guy play? Why did this guy play so much?
I don't see why what happened last week upset anyone. There are a lot of bad things that happen in the world every day that don't generate nearly as much attention, scorn or resentment as a woman kicking a football 30 yards. Like I said, I thought some of the coverage was over the top and lacked nuance.
I can't speak for what other fans think about Mizzou. I don't interact with fans from other markets or towns. I'm just trying to cover the program.
There's no guarantee they would have kicked the PAT if they scored a touchdown. Maybe they would have gone for two. We don't know. Maybe we'll find out Saturday when Vandy plays Georgia. Though another shutout wouldn't be surprising.
Well, then you're not paying attention that closely. Kentucky has several new players this year who are Division I transfers. The core of that Oregon team last night was all transfers. Mizzou is hardly unique. In fact, MU is pretty much the norm. The two Smiths transferred into the program. Buggs and Chang transferred into the program. Four transfers is not a high number for today's game. It might be less than the NCAA average.
I'm not sure I'd say Missouri stomped the Gamecocks that day. 24-10. But, yes, he did retire a week later, after losing by 21 to LSU.
They're tested three times a week. They wear masks on the bench. Cuonzo wore a new mask last night instead of the gaiter he "wore" in the Oral Roberts game. I didn't think last night's mask-wearing or social distancing was anything different from the other games I've watched over the last week.
You're not the only one here in the chat, sir. Dozens and dozens of questions. You've had several posted.
Hey, I'd love to answer this but I have to log off. Try and remember to send it again next week and I'll be sure to reply.
OK, folks. I'm sorry but I've run out of time. We'll do this again next Thursday.