That's not really my place to assess because I'm not the target audience. The athletics department does a lot of fan surveys to see how they can improve the game-day experience.
Possibly. He was good enough to lead an SEC team in receiving in 2017 but there seemed to be a disconnect with him and the new Arkansas staff seeing that he barely played before transferring.
It's a very good contract for Odom. He's making more than $3 million with a chance to push that number over time with all the new incentive packages. The built-in raises and extensions show that both sides want this to work long-term. And Mizzou wants to compensate him as long as the program keeps improving. The others could get raises, but that's beyond Mizzou's control. Odom didn't have the leverage to get a massive raise - but he's essentially betting on himself and the program with the incentives and built-in raises/extensions.
I'm not sure about that one. I'm sure they'd appreciate either.
Cardinal Ritter WR Jameson Williams committed to Ohio State. Considering they promoted the offensive coordinator to replace Urban Meyer, I'm not sure I'd expect him to change his plans.
I'm not even sure he'd be able to work out or train the way he'll need to train because of the injury. Also, it's expected to be a loaded tight end class. He's probably best served waiting another year for the 2020 draft. And let's be honest, he wasn't having a great year. He had issues with fumbles and drops. He has a lot of room for growth as a blocker. I would think he'd benefit by staying another year, especially now that he knows he'll be playing with an experienced quarterback.
I'll watch from the press box. I was last there in 2000. I assume it's still a closed press box.
He's one of the best, if not THE best, OLB/DE junior college prospect. He's got a lot of Power 5 offers. I don't know how seriously he'd consider Mizzou at this point, but he's worth pursuing.
They're expected to get raises, but MU has never announced staff raises publicly. Historically, those raises happen in the offseason and contracts become official some time after January. Mizzou's 2018 staff salary pool ranks No. 20 nationally among public universities, according to USA Today's latest data, and No. 10 out of 13 public SEC schools. Derek Dooley's salary ranks No. 27 in FBS and No. 13 in the SEC.
Just touched on this below. I've heard Odom would love to find a way to keep analysts Garrick McGee and Ted Monachino, but MU can't afford to keep them as merely analysts. They're paying them low hourly wages only because both have been getting paid by their former employers, Univ of Illinois for McGee and the Colts for Monachino. We'll see if Odom can somehow get them to stay under new roles.
Better music and sound before the games. More of a rock concert experience before kickoff that incorporates the hype videos and highlight footage on the video board. These are more dramatic, more exciting, more captivating at places like Georgia and Alabama. Then during the game Mizzou can do more to keep the crowd alive. Recognizing a 95-year-old alumni or a boring corporate sponsor can kill the moment between series or quarters. MLB stadiums do a good job of keeping fans engaged between innings with contest and songs, etc.
No, if you're a scholarship athlete you get all of the same perks. You just can't play in the games.
You don't need a former tight end to coach tight ends. There are a bunch of internal options. Will Franklin, Garrick McGee. Maybe Dooley can take over the WRs, Ofodile can move to tight ends and you can put McGee or analyst Austyn Carta Samuels in charge of quarterbacks. Generally if you're the OC you want to work with the quarterbacks, but Dooley has WR experience, too.
I wouldn't think so. Miles might generate some instant buzz but he'll have to win games to win over recruits long-term.
He can be a versatile scorer. Has the size to score inside but can shoot from the perimeter. More than anything he should help with rebounding and post defense. Maybe he can run the floor and give some juice to the transition game.
He moved back to Columbia. He'd like to get into basketball and it wouldn't surprise me if he gets involved with MU athletics in some capacity.
The staff really likes Connor Bazelak. The smart play would be to play him in four games next year so he gets a taste of playing time but as long as Bryant stays healthy you don't have to play Bazelak more than four games and he can save the year of eligibility. Then in 2020, Bazelak is a frontrunner for the job. But don't count out Taylor Powell as long as he stays in the program.
Finishing in the top eight of the SEC, getting to 20 wins. They'll have to win most if not all of their home games and a few on the road.
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