Hello, Mizzou chatters. Thanks for joining me this week. I've got a hard out at 1 pm for some interviews I have to get done today. Let's get to it.
Once you're in the portal you're essentially off the team. Mizzou scrubs them from the online roster immediately. I can't say exactly why Burdine is leaving, but like all the other transfers so far, he came here under the prior coaching staff. These things happen. Burdine started a handful of games but wasn't playing a lot of snaps in those games.
Coleman isn't coming to Missouri. It's well known he and Burden aren't chummy. He's been linked to Florida State forever. We'll see what he finally decides.
Yes, both Tre Williams and Markell Utsey went to a Power 5 team that had more success than Missouri. Otherwise, the vast majority of the transfers from the last two years have gone to Group of Five teams or even some FCS programs. Tight end Messiah Swinson just committed to Arizona State, so that's an exception to the trend. I imagine Daniel Parker Jr. will sign with a Power 5 team as well.
Agreed, and I think you'll definitely see Brazile play more minutes going forward as he gets in game shape. Martin said on Tuesday that they viewed him as a possible starter before he had the medical setback. Brookshire clearly had his best game Tuesday. Once he hit that first 3-pointer he seemed to play with more confidence and aggressiveness. As long as Coleman returns to the court, that could limit Brookshire's minutes, but Martin is really high on him and believes he has all the parts to be their point guard. He just needs more seasoning.
Mizzou can't compete financially with the biggest spenders in the SEC. To compete with the mid-tier spenders in the SEC, Mizzou has to draw bigger crowds. Bottom line. MU can't be last in attendance among the 13 public schools. It just won't work. Drinkwitz wants to run his program at an SEC level, which means you have to spend at SEC levels. You can't spend the money if you're not making it at the turnstiles.
I don't like the OT rule. I thought I would initially, but the third OT is too soon to be diving into 2-point conversions. I wish they'd go back to the old OT system. But the NCAA usually only makes major changes every other year, so any drastic change won't happen until the 2023 season. I'd also like them to do away with the automatic ejection for targeting. There should be two kinds of targeting - and the less serious offense only leads to yardage penalty, not the ejection.
If he does he hasn't said anything publicly. Curtis Luper is a commodity because of his recruiting history. Also, as you saw with the Casey Woods departure, offensives coach on this staff don't have the opportunity to serve as coordinator or play-caller because of the way Drinkwitz operates. So, if a coach has those ambitions they're not going to get that chance here.
Maybe. They need shooting. They don't have any now and the two guys they signed last month - Shaw and Jones - aren't known as elite 3-point shooters. Next year seems like a long way off with this program right now.
I don't know that Mizzou has any realistic shot at a portal QB as of today. But, yes, 2022 is incredibly pivotal for this program and the staff's future. If you're still a .500 program through three years - halfway through Drinkwitz's contract - how is that any better than the last regime? How are you showing on-field progress in a division that's ruled by one superpower (Georgia) and includes one very steady program (Kentucky), one former power with newfound momentum (Tennessee), one former power with a jolt of energy under a new staff (Florida) and another program showing positive signs under a first-year coach (South Carolina.) At some point, the recruiting success has to translate into more wins or it'll be fair to wonder how long this is going to take to turn the corner - or if the corner will be turned.
I never know how to answer these questions personally because I'm not there to experience the game as a fan. That's for the fans to answer. My requests are consistent and simple. Hot coffee in the press box pregame, during the game and postgame. And good player access after the game. If the fans want a better speaker system, better in-house WiFi, better parking, etc., that's not my call or interest.
I don't know if she's reading, but thanks for the comment!
If he plans to sign on Wednesday then sometime between now and then. How's that for specific? Based on his social media usage, my guess is he'll announce when he's planning to announce. He might even announce when he plans to announce when he plans to announce.
Sure. Some people already go to games by paying for tickets and paying for beer. Not a lot but some.