They like him a lot, but he'll be a freshmen. You don't see many true freshman QBs produce at a high level in the major conferences.
MU posted an attendance of more than 6,000. When I know that the number is clearly embellished I don't print it in the story.
Because he took over the worst program in America and wasn't going to take the job unless his deal guaranteed patience and protection. Mizzou has wealthy donors. They'd have to lean on them to make a buyout possible.
Great question. It's never easy reporting on someone who's in the public eye who gets arrested. I've done that several times over the last 20 years. You need to report the news but also have to keep in mind that you're writing about someone who's experiencing what's probably the worst thing to happen in their lives. Conference realignment was challenging because there was a lot of BS being reported and talked about and you had to cut through what wasn't true and get to the truth - which could change from day to day, hour to hour.
I disagree. He's a tough guy who's giving all he can to his team and offense. He's a stand-up guy and I've never had any reason to question his character.
It's possible but last year's women's team had talent. They just didn't get a chance to play together because they had to cancel so many games/practices due to COVID. I also don't think this Missouri men's team has two All-SEC caliber players like the women's team has in Blackwell and Frank. When they're at their best they're top 10 players in the SEC. You might be able to make that case for Kobe Brown but no one else on the men's roster.
Texas is a top 10 program in men's hoops right now - and just hired a heck of a coach in Chris Beard. I think UT will be one of the three or four best teams in the SEC with Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee - barring coaching changes at those other schools by then. I'd put OU one notch below. Porter Moser is a darn good coach, too. The Sooners will be top half in the SEC most years.
Army runs the ball and runs it well. They're tough and physical. It's a huge challenge for Mizzou. It's assignment football. Army doesn't try to trick you. I was talking to a Mizzou defensive player earlier today and he said he loves this matchup. He doesn't look forward to the endless cut blocks, but it's all about staying disciplined, following through on your assignment and being the more physical team.
On paper, Texas Southern was a bigger upset. At the time Texas Southern was 0-7 and in the 240s at KenPom.
I think fans were more excited about Porter, not Cuonzo. Fans didn't exactly take over St. Louis when the Tigers hosted the SEC tournament at the end of the year or go to Nashville in droves for the NCAAs.
I don't see him making a decision based on the bowl game, especially because the early signing period will be over before the bowl game.
I've written about it a lot. I think it took time for the players to learn and get comfortable in his scheme. (That's why maybe it's not a good idea to fire someone after five games.) They made a couple personnel changes at linebacker that took time to develop. Trajan Jeffcoat started the season really slowly.
The St. Louis Sports Commission would love to have one. They've gone to other bowls to scout similar markets and similar venues to see if it was feasible in St. Louis. I think it would be great for the city.
I say paying the players over the table is better than under the table. You're worth what someone is willing to pay you.
I don't think you mean Kelly Bryant, the former quarterback.
He plans to announce his commitment to either Duke, Mizzou or UCLA on Friday. I'd be surprised if Missouri is the choice but you never know until you know.
It's going to take a dramatic improvement to win 10. MU has seven remaining games against Vandy, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Georgia. Those are the most winnable games left.
It's a soft tissue injury to his right leg. No one has confirmed on the record but I've been told it's a strained/torn hamstring.