Again, context is always important, but 7 wins won't get you fired at Missouri unless there's some off-field issues.
I agree in theory, but I also don't think they're going to totally abandon the hurry-up or spread concepts. Again, still three or four wide most plays. And still no-huddle.
The stadium hasn't been at capacity since 2014. In the last 11 years, MU has been over 70,000 just nine times. The new capacity, starting in 2019, will be 65,000. I think that's a reasonable reduction considering the trends MU has seen over the last decade. The stadium has been full for just eight games since MU joined the SEC in 2012, though that includes three sold-out games in 2013 when east-side stadium renovations dropped the capacity to 67,124.
You'll probably see more players play the first couple games who normally would redshirt but I don't think the new rule drastically changes the staff's approach. They'll stay on top of everyone's eligibility.
Yes, agreed. But for most middle-of-the-road SEC teams like Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, etc, I think you can make the same statement most seasons. If this offense is more consistent than last year, sure, you might be looking at a 9-win team - if the defense remembers to show up for September. But there are enough toss-up games against teams with equal or marginally close levels of talent that things could swing the other way, too.
It Watts commits first, then maybe they back off McKinney. Don't forget, the Smiths become eligible in 2019-20. You can't be too guard heavy and ignore other needs.
It was related to his transfer in high school. He's all good to go now.
I have not heard one way or the other. I imagine they would have some kind of preseason event for the fans.
I think the push is going 11-14 through two seasons and realizing he can't do it all. Maybe Sterk nudged him some, too, but Barry is sharp enough to realize he can't serve every role in his program.
He's on campus, in classes and working out with the team.
Yes, very good. Matters are big fans.
Whoever said uniforms were the single reason any player has picked any school? It's all part of the sales pitch.
I'm not up to speed on this topic. A bit off my radar right now.
She's competed in a few big races and recently signed with Nike and the Bowerman Track Club. Here's what she's done as a pro in recent months: Bronze in the 5,000 meters run at the USATF Championships on June 24. Then she won the 1,500 meters in a personal-best time at the Guldendensporenmeeting in Belgium on June 14. On July 21, she took third in the 5,000 at the Nacht v.d. Atletiek in Heusden, Belgium with another PR time.
Scroll down and you'll find more on the changes to the offense. As for an MVP, great question. I'll go with Okwuegbunam. I just think he's got potential to be a really special player.
OK, folks. That's it for today. We'll do this every Thursday during the season. See you here next week.