Greetings, chatters. We're back to our normal 11 am slot. This will be the time we chat all season - except for one possible change next month. I'll be here for the next couple of hours.
I don't think Drew is done as a starting QB in the NFL. Again, I bet he starts again at some point this year.
I don't get it. What's the point other than to make it seem like those leagues have a plan to keep the SEC from taking over the planet? It seems like it's all about FOX and keeping that network in play for future playoff games. I guess it's nice for a football scheduling to know you're going to have two nonconference games a year against the other leagues, but you can do that without formally forming an alliance with other conferences.
I don't know. If you feel like you have to add it would make sense to add the likes of Clemson and/or Florida State, but I don't know if you'd ever get South Carolina and Florida to get on board with that.
He has talked about wanting to play baseball at Missouri. That's really challenging if you're serious about being a starting quarterback at this level.
Chance Luper had the best camp of any receiver, Drinkwitz said yesterday. He's been moved to the slot with Mookie Cooper and Ja'Mori Maclin out with injuries. He's talked about JJ Hester having a role in the passing game, too. Dominic Lovett is a no-doubter. If he doesn't start over either Dove or Chism he'll be the third outside receiver in the rotation.
Lovett for sure. D-tackle Mekhi Wingo for sure. BJ Harris has a chance to be the third running back. A few defensive players could play on special teams initially, probably Daylan Carnell, Dameon Wilson and DJ Jackson.
I've said for the last week that I'd put Mizzou as the frontrunner and I wouldn't be surprised if he commits before the signing period in December. If that happens, he still could elect to take his visits. Schools will recruit him heavily until he signs his letter of intent, so nobody should feel completely secure until he officially picks a school in December.
I don't know about surprising anyone, but I'll be interested to see if Rountree has earned any kind of role with the Chargers. Does Albert O become a fixture in the Denver offense? Mizzou has four centers in the league, three likely starters in Britt (Texans), McGovern (Jets) and Morse (Bills). Bolton will be the most interesting guy to watch. He probably won't start for the Chiefs on defense but he'll play a bunch of special teams and in situational packages at linebacker. They love him in KC.
Central Michigan is a pretty solid Mid-American Conference opponent. Mizzou is favored by 13 and isn't expected to win in a blowout. CMU beat Oklahoma State not too long ago, hung with Miami two years ago - more recently than the 61-0 loss to Wisconsin you mentioned. (That was a damn good Wisky team, better than this Missouri team.) Ideally if you're Missouri you can rest some starters in the fourth quarter, but I'd be surprised if this wasn't a competitive game into the third quarter.
Basketball is a non-factor in realignment. Kansas isn't joining the SEC.
They've been practicing outside at 3:30 p.m. this week. The coaches like the heat. It's not going to be any cooler on Sept. 4 for that 3 p.m. kickoff.
He's in the mix for a top backup job along with Chad Bailey. Nicholson is only a junior and actually has two years of eligibility after this season if he uses his COVID year. I'd say Pettway has a chance to replace Alldredge in 2022, but he'll get competition from Bailey, Will Norris and the two freshmen on the team now, Dameon Wilson and Zach Lovett.