Funny, I just read that he wasn't accurate. His accuracy was good, not elite. He only had two drops on 34 attempts. The receivers played well, caught the ball consistently. Lock was rarely pressured. Great game all around for the passing game.
I'm not sure we'll see that, but I know he's got a great book coming out.
That's never been the game plan. But I'm not sure how any one can criticize what worked last week.
Ehh, I'm not going there. Barry has put together a much better staff than Anderson ever had. He had another Division I offer on the table when he took the Mizzou job, and he had he taken neither would be a DC at a power five school right now. Odom has a better understanding of what it takes to win at this level; he just hasn't yet.
Odom flew back from last year's game at West Virginia to attend the CBC-East St. Louis game. He was on the sideline. He also visited East St. Louis High shortly after getting the Mizzou job. Head coaches are limited on how many times they can visit a school during a given year. The criticism was unfair and based on falsehoods.
He didn't have a good game at all, even before the blatant targeting penalty. He's got the athleticism but we just haven't seen it translate into production. His goal was to get bigger and stronger this offseason but he had shoulder surgery after last season and that limited what he could do in the weight room. They don't need him at receiver now, but I thought he looked really good in the slot in 2015.
Very possible. As Ryan Walters said Tuesday, if the defense plays like that the rest of the year Mizzou won't win another game. Credit Ryan for the candor.
They're hoping he can play. It will probably depend on how much he can practice.
The offense doesn't get all that exotic. It's about tempo and matchups. The run-pass-option plays are a staple and those don't really change from week to week. You didn't see motions of pre-snap shifts, and I don't know if we'll see any of that this year.
Size isn't really an issue with this defense. The trend in major college football is to play with speedier players at safety and linebacker, not necessarily bigger. Mizzou's size across the front four is standard. Cheadle is a small corner and he was MU's best back seven player on Saturday.
I don't think kids look at it that way necessarily. I don't think Mizzou would turn him down if he wanted to be part of the mix.
Because they weren't faking it.
I don't understand why it's such a challenge for that program to find a franchise quarterback. Multiple OCs and QB coaches have come through there and failed to develop a standout quarterback. On the other hand, Jeff Driskel is on an NFL roster and he transferred out of Florida.
That's the first I've heard of that. I'm not sure.
Yes, several times when the offense stunk it up.
Over. Both teams will be in the 40s.
Sam and Ealy weren't on the 2014 team.
Because if you fire him you still pay him $600K. It's better to pay him to coach linebackers than pay him to stay at home.
When you take into consideration caliber of competition and performance on the field, Missouri had the worst first week of the season in the SEC. I don't think it's up for debate. Missouri State had THE WORST offense in the Missouri Valley Conference last year and lit up the TIgers for almost 500 yards - to the point MU had to keep its offensive starters on the field far longer than the coaches wanted. Who had a worse week in the league? Miss State and Arkansas dominated their FCS opponents. Vandy won at Middle Tennessee (remember them?) by three touchdowns. Ole Miss beat South Alabama - an FBS team that's much better than Missouri State - by three touchdowns. Florida and Texas A&M lost - but Gators were missing 10 players and lost to a playoff contender (Michigan). Aggies collapsed but lost to a talented Pac-12 team on the road. Yes, Mizzou played great on offense, but that's only one-third of the game.
Not sure, but the staff isn't certain Gillespie will play on defense this week.