Not yet. Coming back soon.
Actually, the 2015 defense was one of the best in the SEC by several measures. One of the best in the country, too. So, we've seen that Odom can produce a strong defense. The last two years haven't been as good.
We're just forgetting about the upcoming season already? On paper, MU loses Puryear, VanLeer and Geist and probably loses Jontay Porter. Tilmon? I don't think he'll be NBA ready after another year, but you never know. Impossible to know if anyone else transfers. Mizzou will have the Smiths in the backcourt in 2019-20, Mark and Dru, so the backcourt will have a much different look. Mizzou doesn't have any 2019 commitments yet, so we don't really know what the roster is going to look like beyond the returning core of guys like Watson, Pickett, Santos, Pinson, Braun and the three Smiths.
I'm not sure he'd play over the likes of Hall and Johnson, though I was impressed with what he did as a freshman at receiver. Put it this way: This team has more established depth at receiver than safety, so if we're just talking about playing time, he's got a much better shot at his current position.
I watched the first season. Didn't really have much interest in watching it beyond that. It started to see almost scripted. Shows like that work for one season, but once the subjects become TV celebrities it loses some of its charm.
He's a nickelback, not a linebacker. The position group is called outside linebackers, but some of them play Sam linebacker in the base 4-3 defense, others play nickel in the nickel and dime. Perkins is part of the nickel group. He's there because he can cover, tackle and blitz. He's a good tackler in space. That position has to tackle outside of the box, which means you better be able to bring down a ball-carrier on your own. He can do that. I think it's the ideal position for him.
He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and kids. He does some charity work and is involved in some other organizations. He visits Columbia every so often, but I'm not sure how involved he is with the program.
Quarterbacks start or they transfer. That's the nature of the position in today's game. The Chase Pattons and Corbin Berkstressers are rare, kids who enjoy their school and team enough that they're OK with their role as a backup. I don't know what Wilson and/or Powell are thinking about their future. I think it would be wise to stick around for 2019 spring practices to see if they can push for the job, but if it becomes clear that they're not the staff's choice then no one would question them for transferring.
I don't disagree. But in fairness, Devine didn't coach in a 12 or 14-team conference with two divisions that included the likes of Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, etc. It's impossible to measure them based alone on W-L record and team standings because the context of their careers was so vastly different.
I'll go with Hall but it wouldn't surprise me if Johnson has more catches.
Perhaps. But I don't think that's enough of an obstacle that MU can't overcome in terms of growing the donor base.
I mean, Missouri can win that game. It's not like Georgia won't practice that week. I just would be surprised to see it happen.
I like TJ, always have. Consider him a friend. I don't agree with him on everything, but he's not afraid to voice his opinion.
I don't think there's any question he made the right decision. I don't think he had a choice. Martin was ready to move on from the drama.
The only way to measure the move to the SEC is to put the decision in context of the moment when the decision was made. Given MU had zero faith in the Big 12 sticking together, then the school had no choice. It wasn't something Alden or Deaton or Pinkel wanted. They wanted the Big 12 to survive and thrive. But that seemed impossible once Oklahoma made it clear it was looking to leave. Mizzou didn't trust Texas. Mizzou feared the worst and couldn't be given any assurances that the conference would survive 0 fix some of the imbalances that led to Nebraska and Colorado and Texas A&M to leave in the first place. That's why no matter what happens to Mizzou athletics in the next 10 years or next 25 years, moving to the SEC should always be considered the right move - at the time, given the circumstances. I