The last the media saw of Albert were the practices before the spring game. There's no access to anything until preseason practices in August. In the spring they were letting him do more and more each practice but no full-contact drills. From the progress he made from December to April, I'd think he'll be 100 percent by August.
The school has a contract with Nike, so they're only allowed to wear Nike products when they're playing as a team.
They're not on my beat any more ... but Porter Jr. is expected to play for the Nuggets summer league team in July, but it's been reported that he's being treated for dropfoot and will have to wear a lower leg brace. Jontay is still recovering from his March knee surgery. The draft is two weeks from tonight. He's still projected as a second-rounder.
Not in Mizzou's case. Hardaway didn't have college coaching experience, but he was deeply involved in the AAU circuit. Howard didn't have college coaching experience, but he spent six years as an NBA coach. I can't think of a prominent Mizzou player who's been in the coaching world and would resonate nationally on the same scale as Penny and Howard. And, no, Kim English doesn't count. He was a great MU player and well known by MU fans and has now landed two Power 5 coaching jobs, but those other examples were NBA All-Stars who had a national platform. Memphis and Michigan aren't hiring them otherwise.
You mean another below .500 season? Either way, I would expect some kind of coaching change. This coming year is Porter Sr's final season under contract. Martin said today that there are no staff changes - for this season. But I suspect that would change with a losing season.
He has to prove he has an NFL arm. He's got the accuracy but can he make the NFL throws downfield? It's going to be a really strong year for quarterbacks in the 2020 draft, and just based on body of work, I doubt he gets into the first-round conversation to compete with Tua, Fromm, Herbert, etc.
I don't have that info at the tip of my fingers. Justin Smith had a long and lucrative career. Check out the website Spotrac.com and you can find all sorts of contract and salary info.
I'd bet against Rountree. Badie and Floyd would be my guess right now, but they'll take a look at more candidates.
He might be only as good as the players he has doing the most important jobs. Who's the punter? Who's the snapper? Who's the holder? He's got to identify those starters and then make sure he's got the right players in position at all the other spots. Odom is assigning more assistants to help Hill on the different units this year. We'll see how that pans out. I've always believed that special teams isn't so much about coaching Xs and Os as it us much as these two things: 1) Finding three specialists who won't cost you games at punter, kicker and snapper. 2) Make special teams an emphasis by convincing your players they're every bit as important as the offense and defense. If the players don't think the coaches care that much about the kicking game, they're not going to care about the kicking game.
I would assume it's related to the injury that sidelined him most of last year and kept him from getting drafted. I gave up on trying to get in touch with Hall. I tried for weeks leading up the draft and never got a response. I hope he can stay healthy and have a productive career.
OK, boys and girls. That's all for today. We'll do this again next Thursday.