Some of those were intentional throwaways out of the end zone. Some looked like miscommunications with his receiver. A receiver stopped and Lock seemed to think he was supposed to keep going. He can move around outside of the pocket but he's not a great thrower on the run. That's something he needs to develop.
I don't want it both ways. Acy still would have hit him in the head, neck area. That's the rule. He broke the rule. It wasn't a controversial call.
I'll gladly share my thoughts on any coach you want to ask about but I'm not listing potential candidates five games into the season.
If Moore catches the ball like he did last week, yes, he'll have a chance. I'm not sure Beckner is ready to leave school and enter the draft. He's making more plays and pressuring the pocket more each week, but is he a first-round pick? Otherwise, I'm not sure there's another sure-fire draft prospect. Sherrils looked like he could develop into an NFL player a couple years ago but he just hasn't been the same playmaker the last year and a half.
I haven't talked to Foster. I'll get a better read on the recruiting situation as the season winds down. Obviously Mizzou needs to make that commitment stick.
See my earlier answer on coaching candidates. As for Lock, he's still only completing 52 percent of his passes. That's not good enough. Yes, the big 50-yard throws will make some NFL scouts drool, but how many times during an NFL game do you need to make that throw? Lock will have to prove he can consistently make the 15- to 20-yard intermediate throws downfield. Those aren't really his speciality. He's got the arm and the intelligence to earn an NFL paycheck, but I'm not sure he's got the body of work to make that leap yet.
I make my point about Les Miles here on a weekly basis. I think most ADs will feel he's past his prime. He'll be 65 next fall. Can you ignite a fan-base with a coach who's going to be in his 70s by during his initial 5-year contract? His LSU teams were as talented as any program in the country and they continued to regress on the field. He has a poor reputation for developing quarterbacks and game management. I just don't think he's the answer for a program that would need energy and need someone who can coach up and develop less heralded players - because the head coach at Missouri is never going to sign the kind of players who are choosing LSU, Georgia, Alabama, etc.
As for Fedora, he'd be more intriguing, though he's having an awful year. He runs an exciting offense. He's worked with Gundy at OSU. He's built up two programs at the mid-major and power five level. Wouldn't be a home run hire, but he's got a proven pedigree - and has Texas ties.
Well, Prewett didn't play as much as Lee did last week, and Lee is more of a pure linebacker. Georgia runs the ball a lot between the tackles, but they also do it out of three-wide formations, usually with a tight end on the wing or attached. There will be times when UGA goes four-wide and wants to stretch the field. That's when it helps to have a quicker "overhang" player as they call that hybrid outside backer.
The O-line generally run blocks on those plays, so it's actually easier for them. If the defense lightens the box and backs a linebacker or safety into coverage to cover a route, Lock will give the back the ball so MU's six can block the defense's six. If they're loading the box with seven against MU's six, then he'll pull the ball from the back's belly and fire a quick pass outside. There's sound logic behind those plays. They're good for a pure up-tempo attack where you force the defense to show its hand and react accordingly.
No idea. I haven't heard or seen him playing anywhere.
It would be close to Iowa State knocking off Oklahoma. Mizzou did win in Athens four years ago, while Iowa State hadn't won in Norman since 1990.
Second week in a row you've asked this. Why?
He's going to get a good job this offseason. He's got a proven, potent offense. Great personality by all accounts. Has proven he can take a crummy program and make it competitive.
No, I don't think he's made up his mind.
At least explain the reasoning. I'm baffled.
I don't know what happened on those specific plays, but often in a zone coverage, the safety is late to help over the middle and it appears the linebacker was left alone in single coverage when he's actually expecting help. That's happened in past games in this system.
OK folks, sorry to cut this short but I've got to run and watch some hoops. Thanks for stopping by.