Yes, unless a grad transfer hits the market. A little too early to speculate on grad transfers. Nobody was talking about Kassius Robertson last March 8.
No substantial updates from Ramey and I don't think he's going to say much or make any moves until after the state tournament. Missouri is in good shape with him for now. No lock of course. Caleb Love, class of 2020 point guard from CBC, only has one high-major offer per the recruiting sites but obviously that can change.
I guess this is the nature of sports. Mizzou is two hours away from tipoff and seeded higher than it's ever been in the SEC tourney with Michael Porter Jr. expected to play and most questions today are about ... next year.
As for the question, I'd be concerned about the perimeter scoring on that rotation. That's counting on a lot of freshmen to make an immediate impact. Maybe Jontay and Tilmon become consistent 18-point scorers, but someone's going to have to become consistent 3-point shooters to replace Barnett and Robertson's production. You can certainly win some games with that rotation, but a lot of unknowns.
Well, they have a better chance of winning the SEC tourney than the Big 12 or Big Ten tourney. Depth is an obvious concern, but I think a few coaches would be willing to go with an eight-man rotation that includes the Porters, Tilmon, Robertson and Barnett.
I don't foresee problems with teammates. And, again, if there are, the solution is the bench. Martin isn't going to let one guy disrupt everything that this team has achieved.
You can interpret that as confidence but no coach in his position is going to say, "Yeah, we're an 8 or 9. Sounds about right." To admit that is to admit some satisfaction in being an 8 or 9. The projections are based on how the system works, and they're usually very accurate with the seeds. But the last thing Martin wants his players to hear him say is, '8 or 9 works for me!"
Easy answer. Seeding. Mizzou would have to be on that 8 or 9 line and win its first-round game and Kansas would have to be the 1 seed in the same bracket. Bill Self said this week he thinks KU has to win the Big 12 tourney to earn a 1 seed. Maybe that's true, but if KU should be a 2, to get a second-round matchup with MU, the Tigers have to be in the 7-10 game in the same region. A 7 isn't out of the question if they win a couple games here.
Should be a great event. Could be a great game. We'll see what happens.
The spread system QB doesn't carry the stigma in the NFL like it did a few years ago, but what Dooley has in mind will surely help Lock prepare for the NFL. This is what Lock wants. And if Odom didn't hire a coordinator willing to change up the offense, there's no guarantee Lock was going to stay in college. I think these changes can be good for Mizzou's offense. It's not like this system was always effective the last two years. teams with elite talent had a much easier time with Heupel's offense.
Torn ACL. Nothing more official from the team but from what I've gathered it's more than a garden variety ACL injury. He did some major damage to his knee and faces a lengthy rehab. Really tough break for a guy who found a niche on this team and never complained about his role.
They could have some wrinkles with the way the personnel sets up, but it's still going to be a base 4-man front. Odom has used 3-man fronts often the last three years and I suspect that will continue. A handful of those D-tackles are versatile enough to play on the edge of a sub package.
Jontay is a 4/5, not a 3. They can play together either as the 4 & 5 or 3 & 4.
He was pretty limited in what he could do during the first spring practice but from what I understand he should be ready to go by fall camp. He's got a chance to push for playing time in the ILB rotation.
I think it depends on how the game is unfolding. If Porter is 3 for 17, I'm not sure you give him the chance to win the game. I'd always look for Robertson to make a clutch perimeter shot if that's what you need.
The chat trolls are out today. And they're still not funny. Come on, guys. At least make me laugh.
Plenty of coffee and that's about it.
I like Tennessee's chances. Most complete team in the field. No glaring weaknesses.
Bryce Drew is a good coach. Took last year's team to the NCAAs in his first season. Injuries hurt the Dores early this year and they got buried quickly by a ridiculous noncon scheduled. Very promising future in Nashville.
It's 30 minutes after the Bama-A&M game ends, so approximately 2:30.
They're in danger of slipping to a 5 seed. ESPN has Mizzou a a 5 at Stanford. Nothing they can do to raise their stock now. Obviously they can still win on the road, but the goal was hosting the first two rounds. Hard to not say it's a big disappointment if they have to go on the road.
Nothing would surprise me with the Porter family. That said, it wouldn't make any sense for Jontay to leave school if he's not projected as a first-round pick. He wouldn't leave college to go undrafted and then join the G-League. I think his game could benefit from a year or two in the G-League before he's ready to trade blows in the NBA, and if he'd rather make a little money than stay in college while big brother is in the league, he has that right.