I'm not aware of what goes on at Ole Miss, but by SEC rules, you can't have student seating between the 30s behind the visitor's bench and up through 25 rows.
Uhh, zero. But good source of protein.
Do MU season ticket holders want to sit on the east side surrounded by MU students? I'm not sure you'd find 1,000 season ticket holders willing to switch sides and sit in that area. Not everyone likes being that close to the field.
That's one way of looking at it. Although that perspective won't fly in a year or two if MU starts making progress on the court. No second-place trophies in recruiting.
I didn't watch a minute of the draft last night. But I saw the Sasquatch photos. It looks like Jack Link's paid Harris to sell their product on camera.
They have a club hockey team, but I don't think there's a demand for a varsity sport. First of all, there's no rink in Columbia. Obviously it's not an SEC sport - or a Big 12 sport for that matter. I've said this before and it still holds true: The last thing Missouri needs to do if it wants to be financially viable in football and men's basketball is add more sports that suck up resources and generate a revenue deficit. Missouri probably has more sports than it can afford at this point.
Devine took the program to heights unseen for generations and put the program among the company of the national powers - short only of winning a national championship. You can replace his name in that sentence with Pinkel and it's still true. Pinkel adds the SEC relocation to his credentials, and that ultimately gives him the slight edge in my opinion, because that's a contribution that will last for decades. Based on his conference titles, Devine had the better body of work in an era of more difficult nonconference schedules and fewer bowl bids. Then again, he didn't coach in 12- and 14-team conferences. I put Brad ahead of Chase in terms of impact ... mostly because without Brad, Pinkel doesn't last as long as he did and Daniel doesn't choose Mizzou. Daniel won more games, won two division titles but he was also surrounded by a lot more talent - and you can credit Smith for putting the program on the map to attract many of those players.
I say you go all in this year. Jontay isn't a one-and-done, but I think he can benefit from being on a team with both his dad and brother for a year. His game isn't going to progress by playing a year of Class 3 hoops in Missouri like it would playing and practicing against SEC players for a year.
The No. 1 O-line held up pretty well for the most part, but the backup defenses combined for five sacks. Decent pressure off the edges and a few on linebacker blitzes. It's hard to measure anything we saw from the No. 1 D-line in the spring game because Frazier and Beckner weren't playing. There's a lot of potential there with Howard and Williams off the edges and the new additions inside. Rashad Brandon is a load to block at tackle.
East St Louis source just told me: Tilmon prefers to keep silent on the recruiting process for a while.
No FG attempts for the other kickers. Only McCann kicked a FG or attempted a PAT.
If Porter is more of a stretch 4, you can play Puryear minutes at the 5 ... or even the 3. Puryear showed last year he can shoot from 3 and play some on the perimeter. Defensively, Puryear is probably a better matchup guarding 4s and 5s, and Porter might be better suited to guard along the perimeter or other stretch 4s. Puryear's a proud guy and is as accomplished as any returning player on the team. I'm sure he wouldn't be happy with fewer touches or a bench role, but if Martin believes it gives the team a better chance to win, then it's his job to convince Puryear to buy in. He'll still play plenty of minutes. The roster is still limited in terms of size.
Logan Cheadle at corner ... Nate Howard at D-end ... Richaud Floyd at slot WR ... Albert O at TE ... Ronnell Perkins at S. Perkins' tackling should get him on the field for a lot of snaps at a position where MU struggled to wrap up last year.
Smith is a big unknown because he's coming off major knee surgery. Puryear's perimeter game really came around last year. At one point he was MU's best 3-point shooter in league play. He'll give the coaches versatility. Can play the 3, 4 and 5. Barnett has the athleticism to be a great perimeter defender. We made a big fuss about his offense last year but his production was sporadic. I think he can be a long, pesky guy on defense that can guard three positions. They're going to need his rebounding and his slashing.
I haven't seen enough of Tilmon. People whose opinion I trust and saw a lot of him this season weren't impressed with his motor. I've heard from observers who have been surprised he's rated as high as he is. But you can't teach 6-10. He's got the body to make an impact. I've always been impressed with how mature but driven the Porter kids are - not just Mike and Jontay but their sisters, too. Jontay is an impressive guy and could develop into a dynamic college big man.
Perhaps. If you're quarterback is doing good things your team is generally doing good things, but there are always exceptions. I wouldn't have big concerns about the offense. It's going to put up yards. Receivers have to be more protective of the ball and Lock needs to be better in the red zone. But MU will move the ball. Can the Tigers stop anyone? Can they fire up that pass rush and put teams in third and long? Can they generate more takeaways? I'm not sure.
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OK, folks. We're out of time. We'll do this again next week. Thanks