That's not Heupel's style. Very few gimmicky plays in his arsenal.
If I'm Jim Sterk and I'm looking for a new coach, it's a major part of my sales pitch.
I generally write the headlines that go on the blogs, the web-exclusive content, but not the print headlines. Yes, in that case, "unload on each other" was a little stronger than I would have phrased it personally. Though the players did say they were emotional and "pissed off" and "called each other out." So, it did sound confrontational to some degree.
I wonder the same, but Odom also wanted to show that he is not Pinkel Jr. I strongly suspect that he was under some orders to break ties with the Pinkel regime based on the fallout of the player boycott. The assistant coaches who were kept from Pinkel's staff had to re-interview with Mack Rhoades before Odom was cleared to keep them on the staff.
I don't have that info at my fingertips. Shoot me an email after the chat and I can look it up. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is some truth to that, as I've written in the past. Mizzou never truly capitalized on the two SEC division titles when it came to recruiting. At the time nobody doubted the decision to devote more resources to the southeast states. There were coaches on the staff who were familiar with those regions and believed they could find talent there to supplement what MU signed locally. The roster attrition from some of those classes has been documented. I'm not sure you can really pinpoint the exact reasons, but there was significant turnover from those classes.
Whenever anyone talks about Moore the takeaway is that he's got the tools and he's talented but the drops and carless mistakes hurt his value. So, I think he's actually rated accordingly. He's a talented guy who doesn't make the most of his ability all the time.
In his final year, OU was 8-5 with wins over Tennessee, WVU and Texas but in their losses the Sooners scored 33, 30, 14, 35 and 6 points. So it's not like they fell apart offensively. They lost some high-scoring games to TCU, K-State and Oklahoma State. For the season they averaged 37.4 points per game in Big 12 games. So, it's not like they were beating up Delaware State and Missouri State.
Also, it's not like Heupel was fired because Stoops didn't like his style of offense. He replaced him with Lincoln Riley, who runs a very similar no-huddle spread offense.
I think it's more of a talent issue with the D-ends. Mizzou was a little spoiled all those years with Ealy, Ray, Golden and Harris. They guys they have now are just guys, not special playmakers.
I'd still go with Mizzou. At least MU has played two Power 5 teams. KU lost by double digits to two MAC teams.
The 2016 offense had glimpses of being potent. They did put up 740 yard at Tennessee and 471 against Georgia. If Mizzou played a lick of defense in those games, MU probably goes at least 6-6 and the fact that they led the SEC in total offense would have seemed more authentic. I don't think it's a matter of the spread not working. Everybody plays some spread. Ole Miss played in a couple New Year's Day major bowls with a spread offense. Dak Prescott and now Nick Fitzgerald mastered spread offenses at Miss St.
Nobody would confirm whose decision it was. It might have been Heupel's. Either way, another example of breaking routine mid-stride.
I've done this job long enough that I can handle the bad times just fine. I know fans are passionate and disappointed and - maybe, just maybe, sometimes a bit unreasonable. But I get it. Without fans there's no coverage, and without coverage, there's no paper and I'm selling insurance. (No offense, insurance salespeople.) Hey, we've gone two and a half hours and not a single Les Miles question. I believe in you, Mizzou Chat Nation!
I don't think it's mutually exclusive. You can build a program and a new facility.
It requires players to win 1-on-1 matchups. If a receiver has single coverage, he has to beat his defender for the ball. If the box is light on a running play, the O-lineman have to beat their man in the trenches. It requires great competitors, which doesn't make it unusual by any means, but when the offense generates a potent running game, which should be possible with Crockett and this line, they can move the chains and score points.
Yes, it can. It will always depend on the market and who else is hiring, but sometimes the best hire isn't the hottest name. Purdue didn't make a big splash when it hired Western Kentucky's coach, but it probably made the smartest move this offseason hiring Jeff Brohm.
Yes on the women, very possible on the men.
There was a core of players at MU in 2001 who played big roles in the 2003 bowl season, but I agree for the most part, the overall structure of the program is stronger now. The fan base was smaller and beaten down in 2001. The program hadn't won a national scale in decades. The 97-98 years were fun but not sustainable and didn't reall move the needle nationally like Mizzou did in 2007 and 2013, when Pinkel's teams were one win from playing for the national title both years.
Can bring in talent but doesn't get it done on game day. He's made Tennessee relevant but far from taking that next step. There's a lot of fluff to his schtick and not much substance. If I'm a Tennessee fan I'd expect someone better.
Everything Barry has said since Saturday has been picked apart, cricitzed and ridiculed. I get it. There's nothing he can say from Sunday to Friday to make anyone feel better. At this rate he can say the sky is blue and everyone would unload on him for not describing the hue of blue with enough detail. I get it. It's how this works when the team stinks.
I'm not sure how you measure that. Stull was in charge for some pretty pitiful games. If I saved my emails from the last 17 years I'd have proof fans thought Pinkel and his staff were the worst coaches to ever step on a sideline.
His base is $450K, but the head coach has other guaranteed payments that add up to his total salary. They break down his apparel deal, TV deal, radio deal, each paying him $475K, so it adds up to $2.35 million. But his base is the smaller figure. The assistants don't have those other payments.
Chase Daniel(no s) has never coached a game in his life. He's a sharp guy and I think he'd make a good coach, but I'm not sure that's his ambition.
I think the entire saga of 2015 damaged the university more than the football program's ability to recruit.
Listen to the podcast. Sterk thinks it will happen.
Andy Hill is the associate head coach, not Heupel.
OK, folks. We've run out of time. Enjoy the weekend. We'll have more coverage as always the next few days.