Greetings, Mizzou chatters. I'll be here for the next couple of hours to talk all things Tigers. I'm about to post a quick blog from today's scrimmage. Hang tight.
Drinkwitz hasn't offered any updates since the first day of fall camp about two weeks ago. He was confident the team would be at 85%.
I haven't broken down all the teams in the league, but I like Mizzou's upside with Badie and Young. There's not a proven bell cow. You don't necessarily need one of those if you have a stable of backs and a strong passing game, but I think it should be a mild concern going into the season. They relied so heavily on Rountree last year and now they don't have a back like that who has proven he can carry the ball 20-plus times a game.
Missouri has not announced any policy changes for crowds this year in terms of COVID. It's the new AD's fifth day on the job, so I would think they'll get to that eventually. There is no mask mandate in the city, though the university requires masks indoors for all students/faculty/staff.
I don't know what their official visit plans are at this point. (Neither of them do interviews very often.) I wouldn't be surprised if Burden commits to Missouri - though teams will continue to recruit him until signing day in December. As for Coleman, he hasn't updated his recruiting situation for a while as far as I know.
It's an incredibly pivotal game for both teams as long as the rest of the league is what we think it is: Georgia and Florida at the top and Tennessee/South Carolina/Vanderbilt rebuilding at the bottom. Historically, the winner of MU-UK has always finished higher in the standings. So, if either of those teams wants to become a serious contender to join the upper class of the division, they better win that game on Sept. 11.
I don't think Coleman has completely ruled out Mizzou nor has Mizzou completely ruled out Coleman. But he seems like a longshot. He doesn't do many interviews or give much of any indication where he's leaning.
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I give that a B-minus on the clever scale. Not bad.
I think everything Drinkwitz does is calculated. There are no coincidences in his Twitter game.
Wilks prefers a traditional four-man front, not the very unique three-man "Bear" front the Tigers tried last year. He prefers more zone coverage concepts than going straight man all the time, like Mizzou did last year for the most part. He's sharp. A very impressive speaker. You can tell he's the kind of coach who commands attention and respect when he's in a room of players and peers. As for his staff, Jetrho Franklin seems to be a classic example of an assistant coach who mixes a lot of fun with business. He's a character - but also very intense when the moment demands that kind of approach.
For now, Connor Bazelak hasn't done anything to suggest he'll lose his job to anyone else. He starts in 2021 and 2022 and if he wants to use his COVID year he can return for 2023. By then, Sam Horn will be redshirt freshman or true sophomore. He'll have to hold off the others, but he's certainly the most celebrated recruit that Drinkwitz has signed at that position. It's just hard to project these things. Some QBs need a few years of grooming before they'r ready. Some get impatient and bolt if they're not starting as early as they'd like. It would be naive to expect all of those guys to exhaust their eligibility at Mizzou.