In a nutshell, here are Pingeton's plans for next year's team: up, up, up-tempo on offense and more pressing on defense. Mizzou has big guards but not much size at forward, especially if Cierra Porter doesn't return. Pingeton said Porter's status is still uncertain - her chronic knee injury isn't getting any better - but she expects some finality to the decision sooner than later. At this point, I think she'll lean toward medically retiring and not coming back for her senior year.
I would agree, but he's not taking my advice.
Online court records have not been updated for her case and her attorney has not responded to my questions about the case. Sterk cannot legally discuss the case publicly. I would be shocked if it goes to trial. Defamation suits are nearly impossible to prove when a public figure is involved. Staley wants Sterk to settle. I would be very surprised if he does.
My pleasure. We're looking forward to it. I don't like to use this forum to promote public appearances, but if Mizzou fans want to learn more about the event, check out the Alumni Association web site for the date posted in Bill's question.
Uh ... anyone see Infinity War?
I wouldn't know how to answer how the other coaches view Walters. The coaches never say bad things about other coaches, especially when they're on the record. He doesn't really have a track record as a coordinator yet. Again, I don't talk to the other staffs. I barely get to talk to Missouri's staff, so I wouldn't know how they feel about Barry's coaches.
I said he was a solid coach? I'm not sure I recall making that point. There very much was some friction on the staff last year. That shouldn't come as a surprise. It was a unique situation to have a parent of two players on the staff. That doesn't mean Senior didn't make some contributions to the program beyond bringing along two players, but my eyes and ears told me the other staffers were more involved.
Me and the Matter boys haven't seen Black Panther. We were set to go last weekend but life interrupted plans, so we saw Infinity War instead and everything made sense just fine. We'll backtrack a bit and catch up soon enough.
Big difference: Before he came to Mizzou, Pinkel had a track record of success as both a major conference coordinator and a Division I head coach, neither of which Odom had when he became a SEC head coach at 39. Pinkel had a meticulously detailed plan for how to build a program. I don't think we can say the same about the current staff, which has already turned over significantly in less than three years. There's nothing wrong with being patient, but this isn't a league where you learn how to be a head coach in football.
Agreed. Lots of fun. My 8-year-olds weren't happy with the end and don't buy into the cliffhanger concept but they enjoyed the ride up until the last few minutes.
Nah. I'll probably go UGA, Cocky, Mizzou, Florida, UK, Vols, Vandy. But the Mullen Factor is real. He'll have functional offense sooner than later. I think UF could be a fringe top 25 team. There's always going to be some shred of talent on the roster in Gainesville. Just look at the last few NFL drafts. They still churn out pros. I haven't dug too deep into the depth charts/rosters yet, but I wouldn't quibble with picking Florida over Mizzou.
Smaller is smarter. Like I said earlier, attendance is on the decline nationally. People have more forms of entertainment today than ever before. And prices aren't getting any cheaper for tickets, parking, food, etc.
Good question. I don't think anyone knows. Scott better have a much better August than he what he showed in the spring game. Wilson has game experience. I like Powell's upside. The coaches would be smart to crank up the pressure on all four during camp and declare the backup job wide open.
I never know how to answer these questions. There are a lot of people that make up the SEC. Coaches, fans, ADs, presidents/chancellors, athletes, media. And I don't think you're going to find a consensus among people in those categories from one campus to the next. Odom redeemed himself with the turnaround last year. The men's basketball program is taken more seriously since Martin took over. Outside of a certain coach and fan base in Columbia, S.C., Robin Pingeton and her program are respected around the league. Bottom line, it's a football league - outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and more or less you're measured in this league by the fitness of your football program. Gary Pinkel won over his peers in this league in 2013. Can Barry Odom do the same? He's got a likely first-round QB this fall and multiple pieces back from a bowl team. This is his chance to earn more respect around this conference.
OK, boys and girls, that's all the time I have today. Happy early Mother's Day to all the moms out there.