Florida may not compete for titles but they'll be competent on offense and push for 10 wins most seasons under Mullen. No idea what Pruitt will do at Tennessee. He's got the Saban pedigree, but that doesn't always guarantee success. There's no excuse for Tennessee to not have a national program that competes for championships. They have everything you need to thrive in this league and on a national scale. Muschamp is winning at South Carolina and just recruited another top 20 class. Is the East catching up to the West? Perhaps, but Jimbo Fisher might elevate things in the West if he can take A&M to another level.
He hasn't taken that many 3s, but there's a reason he's open on those shots. He made progress on his shooting last year but with fewer chances this season he hasn't been able to have much success out there. But in the structure of Mizzou's offense the 4 is going to get those looks on the arc. Remember, this is the position Michael Porter Jr was slated to play, so you can't scrap the entire offense because Puryear is on the floor. If he can get a defender to react to a shot fake then put it on the floor he gets chances at the rim or the foul line.
KenPom ranks the SEC fourth, behind the Big 12, Big East and ACC. Those leagues have higher ranked teams, but the SEC appears deeper. You can make a case that the second-best team in those other leagues would be the best team in the SEC, but I'd take the SEC's sixth and seventh teams over some of the higher slotted teams in those other leagues.
Just about out of time here, but I'll get to a few more
After going through one major surgery, it's reasonable to argue he won't want to risk another injury that could cost him millions of dollars.
I would think a 5 or 6. Unless they run the table and win the SEC tournament. Then a 3 or 4. But they're not running the table. The league is too deep.
We're watching different games. Robertson has been a turnover machine lately (14 the last three games) and Geist has been more responsible with the ball (three the last three games) and getting more assists. The numbers don't lie. Robertson is getting more stints at the point, but Geist is still a primary ball-handler.
Green Chili Beer. Can't really go wrong with the food but nothing jumps out - other than the Green Chili Beer.
That shift started under Pinkel and has continued under Odom. It isn't a new development.
Eight wins? Possible but I'll go with a W at Purdue and a L at South Carolina.
It's not that this class isn't good enough for Cal - but his best teams have always had a couple sophomores or juniors to help the freshmen. He doesn't have that this year. Also, he doesn't have pure 3-point shooters that can mask other inherent problems you might have on offense.
The networks wouldn't show it if people weren't watching. There's a market for recruiting coverage.
Unless they signed half the Tiger Ten it was going to be a lose-lose for Mizzou. Either you roll out the red carpet and set yourself up for disappointment, or you treat the most talented local class in a generation no different than any other class and risk being criticized for not showing enough love. Mizzou took its shot but missed.
Martin wasn't thrilled with his play. I will say Ole MIss guarded him with more intensity than I've seen most teams this year.
He deserves credit for the six wins, but also criticism for the awful start. And you can't give praise without acknowledging how favorable the schedule became when those other programs unraveled.
Fans have choices. Attending games is expensive .Teams have to capture fans' time and money and attention spans. That's not easy to do in today's market, especially with a fanbase that doesn't have an established history of supporting the program through thick and thin. Fan support vs. winning is a chicken or the egg dynamic. Do you need wins to get fans or need fans to get wins?
The roster won't be set until next week and Bieser isn't addressing the media until the roster is set. So look for some coverage some time before the first game. I can tell you the league coaches picked Mizzou sixth in the SEC East preseason poll.
You don't fire a coach for recruiting results. You fire him for W-L results that are the come from signing enough good players. If the talent isn't good enough for MU to compete for wins, then Sterk's decision is easier.
You have to read between the lines here because unfortunately the college coach can't comment. If Martin's staff believed Ramey truly had an interest in playing for Missouri than I suspect they would recruit him. They're not going to waste time on a player they don't believe has genuine interest in playing at MU, no matter what dad might say in an interview. As a local AAU coach, it's not in Mr. Ramey's best interests to publicly badmouth Martin and his staff give the perception of conflict.
There is a media award and a coach's award. If Mississippi State goes undefeated, Vic Schaefer deserves that award.
Again, he didn't wait until now to make that move. D-line coach Brick Haley has been recruiting the D-linemen in St. Louis, along with Ford. Ford was the primary recruiter for the out-of-state running backs for the last couple years. This started under Pinkel.
OK, chatters. I'm out of time and have a sick kid at home who's watched enough Teen Titans for one day. We'll do this again next week.