It's fair criticism. He blamed himself for the final drive. Not much more to add to your case.
He would be playing right now if he came to Missouri. Starting? Probably. He's got 14 tackles, four for losses and three sacks. That's more production than any of Missouri's D-ends.
The penalty game two plays after the overturned touchdown run. Maybe I missed it but I didn't hear Muschamp say anything about anyone spitting. Crockett slapped a defensive lineman in the facemask after the guy chopped him on the arm and knocked the ball loose.
Fortify? Um, sounds like fake news
He was lined up at left tackle but wasn't covered up, so he was tackle eligible. Left tackle Yasir Durant was split tot he far side of the field as a slot receiver. So it was an unconventional formation.
Other universities win titles every year? Well, yes, other schools win titles. But does every school win them?
Odom never mentioned Holmes as being hurt - and I specifically asked him after the game Saturday about injuries. He mentioned four or five players but not Holmes. On Tuesday Walters said there were "some bumps and bruises." Even if Holmes was out there for the final drive, Petry is probably still the fourth corner on the field and covering that inside receiver who caught the final pass.
I don't know how to measure the difference between coaching and execution. If a player drops a pass, is that only on the player or is it on the coaches for not developing him better in practice and trusting a guy who can't catch in a critical situation? Play-calling is always easy to analyze after the fact, but however the play unfolds, the coaches have a reason for calling it, whether it's the way the defense is aligned or a tendency they discovered in their scouting report. So many calculations go into these decisions that have to be made in a split-second. Sometimes they work.
I wouldn't take Franklin over Chase Daniel or Brad Smith, but I agree in the sense that Franklin was probably under-appreciated at Mizzou. The injuries probably played a factor in that, but no one should have ever questioned his toughness. At the same rate, I've never questioned Lock's toughness. After what he endured as a freshman he won over a lot of people.
Odom has explained this several times: McCann misread the hand signal for bloop kick for an onside kick.
I don't know what to tell you. South Carolina doesn't control what highlights ESPN shows. But they did win the game.
I didn't get a good look at any replays of Cook's second hold. The first one was about as blatant a hold as you'll see. You can't tackle when you play offensive line.
OK, I understand that the larger point of having an advantage on the west side might be overblown, but so far the body of work is one game against a quality opponent - and it happened to be the No. 2 team in the country and the reigning SEC champion. I don't think Oodm believes they'll go undefeated at home just because they're on the west sideline now. Who knows, maybe that's a 28-point Georgia win if Mizzou's back on the east sideline. (I'm not being serious.) But either way, Odom believes standing in the shade is better for his team - and worse for the opponent to have them stare into the sun on day games. And MU believes the team on the east side is more vulnerable to having their signals stolen by the opponent. Maybe he's right.
I've seen 15 minutes of a men's practice and zero of the women's team.
Statistically, this is Alabama's worst run defense under Saban for the last decade - but as I wrote the other day, 40 percent of the yards Bama has allowed has come in the fourth quarter, when games are well out of reach. I wouldn't expect Missouri to have an easy time running the ball. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't try. Anything they can do to melt the clock and keep Tua on the sidelines is the best strategy.
I keep track of targets on my own during games. The other basic stats are readily available just about anywhere.
There's a difference between slipping into a bowl at 6-6 and winning seven regular-season games, especially this year, because 6-6 is a step backward from last season. In general, no, Jim Sterk has stated he wants Missouri to become a top 25 team. It takes more than 7-5 for that to happen. That said, if you're winning more games than you lose in this conference and regularly going to the postseason, Missouri isn't a program historically or financially that's in position to cycle through new coaches constantly.