Huh? All I see is love for Drinkwitz. He was just featured in a USA Today story this week about his recruiting success. All great signs and exactly what you have to do to compete with Florida and Georgia eventually. Who's down on Drink? Not me.
I've got a pretty good source on the SEC West side that suggested the Marcus Scott "flip" was not as true as it might have been presented, which happens all the time in SEC. Was told LSU went a bit cool on him after a recent camp performance there. Maybe that's sour grapes. There are a lot of them in the recruiting world.
That said, Drinkwitz is stepping on toes in SEC recruiting, in a good way. The big defensive lineman from St Charles, Gracial, had a legitimate Alabama offer I was told. And Mizzou got him. Always impressive when that happens.
As for an extension, there is no reason to rush. Drinkwitz is getting his desired practice facility. He got the coaches and staff he wanted and their salaries where he needed. The news that the playoff is expanding makes Mizzou an even more appealing gig, because now the Tigers can get in if they play their cards right. I don't think Drinkwitz is dying to be in the madness that is the SEC West, and he knows he can get to where he wants to go -- perhaps the NFL if things work out for him? -- from Mizzou. More than a paranoid extension, Drinkwitz needs Mizzou fans to buy tickets and show up at games. That will help him recruit at the level he hopes to at Mizzou.