He didn't play many snaps, and I'm not sure why. Odom indicated after the game that he'll start to play starter's minutes. I don't know why you say that after the game and don't give him more snaps during the actual game. My guess is you'll see more of him in place of Sparks.
Barnett signed a summer league contract with Milwaukee but was waived earlier this month. Robertson is playing in Germany.
It helped that Georgia tried to run the ball, and stopping the run is one thing this defense does well. Also, Georgia is more of a controlled passing game, more of a dink and dunk attack compared to Purdue. It was probably no coincidence that Georgia finally got its offense going when Fromm attacked the secondary with more downfield throws. Missouri's front seven is pretty solid against the run. The back end can get exposed, especially when there's no pass rush.
I'm OK with the no-call ... and would have been OK if they blew it dead. It's a bit of a judgement call. They clearly moved him backward, which would constitute as stopping his forward progress, but it wasn't one of those collisions that turns into a scrum and goes on for several seconds before the whistle blows. It all happened very quickly. Either way, Albert can't let that defensive back reach in and strip the ball. You can bet tacklers are going to try to strip him every time he catches a ball the next few weeks.
The pressure consistently came from the left side of UGA's defense and usually at the expense of right tackle Paul Adams. He had the game's toughest matchup against D'Andre Walker, and he got by him a couple times. Durant sat out a few plays and his replacement, Hyrin White, let a pass rusher come in untouched and force a quick throw. For the most part, I thought Missouri's protection was OK. Could have been better - but against a defense that talented, you're going to give up some pressure when you attempt 48 passes.
I believe it's more of a network choice, not a conference choice.
Off my radar for now. I don't cover much wrestling for us. That's Joe Lyons' speciality, but Missouri is always a top 10 program and would expect nothing less this season.
For now the expectation is Ohio State, and that's not just a personal hunch. I'm not certain whom the staff considers primary backup options at this point.
He's still suspended. Martin wasn't sure when he'll be back with the team.
Maybe so, but when he went under the knife last November he was no longer under the care of MU's training staff. As I reported at the time, the training staff did not recommend surgery. They recommended multiple treatments. He decided against those recommendations - which is completely his right - and from then on was treated by his surgeon in Texas. Also, Michael confirmed back in the spring that it was his call that he return to the team for the SEC tournament only after VanLeer's injury depleted the team's depth. The team/training staff was never going to force him to play.
I don't recall the exact timeline in terms of when players committed and when Stokes signed, but the year after he left for San Diego State, Mizzou added Jimmy McKinney and Ricky Clemons to play point guard. The staff was upgrading the backcourt. Maybe Stokes' saw the writing on the wall.
He was covered up by a receiver when he lined up, so he wasn't eligble to catch a pass. He ran a route and touched the pass illegally. He was only allowed to block on that play based on the formation.
I thought he played well the first two weeks - and made one great play at Purdue, which was his only play. He had one bad play against Georgia. I think he's got the tools to be a solid SEC corner. Good size, good speed. He needs to make more plays on the ball, but so far his coverage has been cleaner than last year when he drew a lot of penalties.
I don't have any updates. I'm not sure she's raced any time lately. I'm pretty buried in football coverage now and picking up some hoops. She's fairly active on social media if you want to follow her updates there.
Anne Rogers has a volleyball story in tomorrow's paper. As of now they're uncertain about the floor's status for that game next week.
Beyond conference scheduling mandates - like the SEC has in place - there's no way to legislate scheduling. Penn State has its annual rivalry game with Pitt out of the ACC. That's not a terrible game for Penn State. Penn State is a program that draws its 100,000 every home game regardless of the opponent, so they don't have a financial incentive to beef up their schedule.
I don't recall any plays where he gave up long passes over the middle. What passes did they hit where Garrett was out of position?
Not having Hall at full strength took away MU's best receiver, so I'm not sure it's fair to paint with such a broad brush. Georgia doesn't have big corners. Baker is relatively small. He's just really talented. That's been MU's challenge the last two years. MU stacks up well against these teams when it comes to linemen. It's the WR-DB matchup where MU falls short, which is the opposite of the conventional thinking when Mizzou joined the SEC. That said, not every team in the league has elite DBs. Elite programs like Georgia and Alabama have elite talent everywhere.
Really promising performance for the running game. Mizzou did not back down at the point of attack. Georgia wasn't nearly as stout along the front seven as it was last year. That's probably to be expected with some of the NFL talent they lost. Without Hall, the Tigers didn't have their best weapon, so it was more of a controlled passing game to the backs and tight ends.
Not sure if this is a real question or a troll job, so I'm not sure I'll answer. But the rest of you can share your thoughts.
Coban is a college junior but not a sure-fire high-major prospect. Jevon, a couple years younger, will likely be a better prospect, but if Porter Sr. stays on the staff beyond Jontay's college career, it won't be just to sign the younger kids. He has to provide more value than the possibility of a player, who may or may not be impossible to sign otherwise.