I would go with the NFL clock rule that the game clock doesn't stop after a first down. College games are way too long. The NFL fits its games neatly into those three-hour windows. College should try to do the same.
I don't know. It would be wild speculation on my part. I don't see any scenario where Reed-Francois would fire him the year after making the NCAA Tournament and a roster rebuild.
It's a tradition-rich program led by a coach who's aggressively going after future lottery picks. Memphis is recruiting better than just about everyone, not just Missouri.
From what I've seen, Brady Cook is the No. 2 quarterback. I think he's more accurate and seems more comfortable on the field. That's not to say Macon can't develop into a great player, but Cook appears more ready right now - and that's what you need out of your No. 2.
They're backups, so I don't expect them to play much. Your starting linebackers rarely come off the field. Nicholson and Alldredge will play the bulk of the snaps, if not all the snaps, unless the game is out of hand one way or another.
They are who they are. Hea is the more polished receiver. Parker is a darn good blocker who can catch the occasional pass. I wouldn't expect either to be featured prominently in the passing game. Messiah Swinson is next in line, but I'd expect Hea and Parker to get most of the snaps.
What's an X factor? I've never really understood that phrase. If you mean who's a pivotal player who will make or break the team's trajectory ... I'd go with Tyler Badie. If he can be more than a role player, this offense could be pretty potent. Mookie Cooper. Can he heal up and become a difference-maker and matchup problem for defenses? Defensively, can Trajan Jeffcoat truly become one of the best pass rushers in the SEC? He had six sacks lat year, but there were more impactful edge rushers around the league. Then you've got to look at the Tulsa cornerbacks. Can they make an instant leap from Group of 5 to Power 5 and become impact players?
Dominic Lovett and/or Mookie Cooper once he's healthy will get a shot.
I'm not sure he's elusive enough or has enough breakaway speed to be an every-down back. He can get going with a full head of steam, make one cut and move well in a straight line - but he's not a dynamic athlete compared to the best three-down backs in the league. I think he's good enough to be a solid backup who can fill a hole when your starter is injured. But I hope he has a productive, long career. He was an enjoyable guy to cover.
In some sports you can make an unofficial verbal offer to a recruit when they're coming out of the womb. There are guidelines for when schools can extend official written offers according to the sport. But some athletes want to commit early so they know they have a spot reserved - even though some teams still recruit over early commitments and end up pulling the offer. It can be a delicate situation.
Perhaps. But I don't think the NFL product loses anything by having the clock keep running after a first down.
I really don't think there's anything of substance they need. They were going to work on getting lights on the practice fields. I don't know if that will carry over to the new AD regime.
Powell graded really low on PFF last year. Foster graded pretty high when he played, from what I recall. Those grades aren't Gospel by any means, but I'm not shocked Foster moved past him.
He's been working out in Columbia this week, probably waiting for any contract offers. Nothing to report yet.
They're huge games. I think you can lose both and still have a fine season. I think you can win both and still stumble down the stretch. But they're the kind of games that can set the tone for the first half of the year.
OK, folks. That's all for today. Thanks as always for playing along.