I think I just did, right?
I'll go conservative with 6-6. Seven wins more than possible with a much improved defense. Maybe eight.
Williams should be in the rotation at a pass-rush position, D-end or outside linebacker if a three-man front. He'll get lots of reps in the spring because of the shortage of D-linemen. I wouldn't expect Mizzou to consider a grad transfer at QB - nor would I think a grad transfer is expected in Mizzou, not with Lock entrenched as the returning starter.
Because ... I know. Sometimes reporters talk to coaches about things that don't get into the paper.
Because they're 2-11 in the Pac-12 with last year's No. 4 recruit in the country. He hasn't been able to win with elite talent. Romar's 2015 class had four four-star recruits - and the Huskies have since gone 11-20 in the Pac-12.
Capel's OU teams fell off dramatically after his Elite Eight run in 2009. By no means a home run candidate but worth exploring.
I've written this many times, but long story short: Mizzou went hard after Gregg Marshall. MU couldn't land him. University leadership well above Mike Alden favored Kim Anderson after Central Missouri won the D-II championship. Mike White was in the mix. The mutual interest wasn't very strong. Ben Howland was in the mix but MU had fears about scrutiny over his fallout at UCLA. Cuonzo Martin would have been targeted - and there was some contact - but he had already taken the Cal job by the time Haith left.
I am not prepared to report that anything is a done deal, but I'd be very surprised if he's back for a fourth season. There's a body of work to evaluate. Late-season wins won't erase Lipscomb, NC Central and Eastern Illinois ... and they won't fill all those empty seats and make up for all the lost revenue that's costing the entire athletics department in a major way.
His buyout is approaching $5 million. I just don't think Missouri can afford that, plus a salary of $3 million. And I don't see him leaving for another start-up project. He's do so much heavy lifting to get South Carolina to where it is today. Would he want to do it all over again?
OK, folks. We've run out of time. Look for tomorrow's P-D for a story previewing Mizzou's baseball season, which starts tomorrow. And an exclusive Q&A with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on a number of topics, including Mizzou's push for better football facilities.