I haven't really thought about that. We'd have to come up with five candidates first. Maybe in next week's chat.
It sounds like Mizzou is still in the mix.
The game will most likely still be played on Black Friday. The SEC/CBS doesn't officially move the game from Saturday to Friday until the summer prior to the game. Last year, for example, the game didn't officially move up a day until July. You don't turn down CBS when the network wants to put your game on national TV in an exclusive window like Friday afternoon on Thanksgiving weekend.
How come when recruits decommit from Missouri it's always because another school is paying them money ... but when a recruit decommits from somewhere else and picks Missouri it's because he loves the family atmosphere and the facilities and the coaching staff, etc.?
Yep, that's a big part of it. Missouri is in the stages of rebuilding its brand after the horror show of 2015 and reconnecting with its fan base. Part of that, in my opinion, is building a home-field advantage at Memorial Stadium and making home football games something that fans want to attend. That's why I wouldn't be wild about moving SEC games off campus where you lose that home-field advantage.
I don't think Mizzou wants to go all-SEC with the look of the field. The track is a unique touch. It's not very practical other than giving Truman's fire truck a path around the field, but I think it's good to keep some things as they are and not change for the sake of change. No other major changes in the plans yet for the stadium as far as I know, at least not to the point where they've got renderings.
I might stop by the stage after the show starts because I essentially have to pass it on my walk from media parking to the stadium but it won't throw off my routine too much.
Again, I don't think Mizzou wants to get into the habit of shifting conference games out of town all the time. MU and Illinois have four upcoming games in future years. There's still a chance some of those could move to St. Louis. I think it's a better fit to have those games in St. Louis than the Arkansas game.
I've been all football the last few weeks and haven't gotten any intel from basketball. I'll catch up with hoops soon enough.
It's not a good thing when you're top-ranked recruit decides to open up his recruitment, but Mizzou will continue to pursue him. There's still a lot of time between now and the early signing date in December.
OK, chatters, we've run out of questions. I'm signing off to get some work done and down some beet juice so I can survive deadline in Laramie.