Does the mayor get his own suite with unlimited Booches and CJ wings? If so, I'm up for it.
Nobody that I know of. While I was on vacation a source close to Jontay told me he was close to agreeing on a deal but nothing was ever announced.
I know Eric Beisel was at the St. Louis tryout. Josh Augusta has been trying out for some teams. I heard Nate Howard's name, too.
He can play both spots. Odom said he'll start somewhere. He can play end on first and second down and shift inside on third down. At 290, he's better suited to play inside, but if he's got the quickness to play on the edge I suspect he'll get some snaps there unless some others stand out in camp.
Under. I'll believe he can play regularly in the NBA when I see it. Don't mean to sound harsh and I don't doubt his injuries, but it's one thing after another with him. Can he hold up on back-to-backs? I hope for his sake he gets his body taken care of and has a long productive NBA career, but I'm skeptical for now.
It's a credit to Chad Morris and his staff, for one. Also, it's the SEC. Kids want to play in the league. There's only 14 teams. If you have a staff that knows what it's doing and you have a smart sales pitch, this league is an incredible asset on the recruiting trail. If you're Morris, you promise opportunity. You tell recruits they can be part of the turnaround. Last year's 2-10 record was on his watch but it's not his fault, at least not when it comes to the sales pitch. He changed systems with players fitted for the Bielema regime. Now he can recruit players to his system, which is more appealing if you like offense.
Mizzou needs to fulfill an obligation to play a game there. For a while they agreed to play a future game vs. Boston College there, but for now that's up in the air.
I like Derek. He's more engaging, more interesting. That's not to say Josh was a jerk, but he wasn't as interested in having a conversation when it came to doing media. He didn't share insight. Interviews were ... not very useful. Derek is the exact opposite. He's very smart, very funny and I appreciate that he listens to your questions and will challenge you if he doesn't necessarily agree with your premise. Those are usually the best interviews. I don't get to talk to him as much as I'd like. Every assistant was theoretically available after every spring practice, but Derek only stopped to talk a few times. I look forward to talking to him more in camp.
I took a tour in late May. Obviously they've gotten a lot done since then. It's really big, probably bigger than I realized. It should be an easy sell for recruits.
I've seen Mizzou included in some bowl projections, with the premise that the bowl ban will be overturned. The appeals hearing is this week. I'd be really surprised if the appeals committee waits until after the season to issue its ruling, which means I expect Mizzou to have an answer whether it's postseason eligible (ban is overturned) or not eligible (ban is upheld).
No comparison, at least the last couple years. For one, you're talking about a difference in crowd size of about 30,000. Sanford Stadium seats more than 90,000. And it's full for SEC games. Mizzou announced only 58,000 for last year's home game against Georgia.
I don't think you'll see prices that low. At some point, you have to make a profit with your sales and I'm not sure that would be in MU's financial interests to charge that little.
OK, folks. We're out of time. We'll chat again next week. Thanks for playing along.