There were a few rollouts/bootlegs outside of the pocket to change his launch angle so he's not always sitting square in the pocket. He also didn't have a lot of time to escape either.
I'm not sure the coachspeak resonates with the players all that much. They want to be put in positions to have success and win games no matter who gets the credit or the blame.
I'd like to be his agent this offseason. There will be coordinator openings at schools with more money than Mizzou. Ole Miss got outbid by A&M for its defensive coordinator this past offseason. It happens all the time. At this point it's impossible to know who will have openings. There will be a domino affect - and we all know there's a lot of poaching that happens within the SEC. Baker has done enough this year to capitalize in the market.
If you're referring to my 2007-08 O-line answer, let me rephrase. Mizzou didn't believe it had a bad O-line back then. They had very good college O-linemen who could thrive in a spread system where the wide splits and the scheme helped them win matchups in the trenches. You can win in a scheme like that without NFL linemen - as long as you have very skilled playmakers. Mizzou had a bunch of them back then - far more than it has now.
If he hasn't by now, when the team had some receiver injuries a few weeks ago, I don't know why he would moving forward.
That's one way to put it.
It's no longer a timeshare at tailback. At least not for Saturday's game. I wouldn't be surprised if Elijah Young gets more touches than Peat. But Cody Schrader is your No. 1 tailback moving forward - and deservedly so, in my opinion. He averages more yards per carry than Peat, has scored more touchdowns and, maybe most important, doesn't have two red-zone fumbles.
I'm not sure. Maybe the returner doesn't trust himself to catch it cleanly or gets spooked by the coverage team.
Yes, I just touched on that. I'd be surprised if it's Cox. For some reason the staff just doesn't like him in that role.
He's tough. He's got a good support system around him with his parents and sisters and other friends and supporters. I'm sure it's hard to block out the noise on Twitter. It's impossible to ignore sometimes, but he's one of the more driven athletes I've covered in a long time.
Anyone who was on a team in 2020 gets to use that as an extra year of eligibility. So nobody who entered college in 2021 or 2022 gets the extra COVID year.
No. Mizzou would have given up about twice as many sacks because Cook is better at getting away from the rush. Bazelak has minus-145 rushing yards because of all the sacks. Other than TD passes, Bazelak's numbers are worse than Cook's across the board. He's been far less accurate, far less efficient.