Yes, but sack numbers generally reflect a productive pass rush. You can bring heat and impact a quarterback's rhythm and effectiveness without sacking him, but at the end of the day, you want production. Nothing disrupts a passing game like consistent pressure. Sacks create fumbles. Pressure creates tipped balls and interceptions.
I touched on this earlier. He moved to the scout team last week. To me, that says more than anything they can say in an interview. I'm just not convinced he can throw the ball accurately enough to run this offense. If he sticks it out he can obviously improve over the course of the season and could factor into the race next spring. He's a very likable guy. Seems to have all the intangible qualities you want at QB. But you have to move the chains, too.
Uncertain for now. Hopefully.
He wasn't highly pursued by Power 5 schools. Missouri was by far the best option. It was MU and Kansas, then UT-San Antonio, Southern and Tulane. So, it's not like major programs were banging down his door. Mizzou needed to take a quarterback and was late to the market after losing James Foster's commitment. By the time he backed off his pledge, there weren't many great options - and then MU was in a holding pattern for about a month because Odom didn't have a coordinator or a quarterbacks coach. Once Dooley was hired, it was a few weeks out from singing day and the options were severely limited.
Odom's staff generally recruits the position they coach, so Dooley is primarily recruiting quarterbacks. They identified Bazelak early in the process and got their guy.
I have not seen him turn up on another roster.
He's got a burst. I've seen him take short passes or kickoffs and create big plays in the open field. I'd pump the brakes before comparing him to anyone who's actually played a college game, but he's got a chance to make an impact. I've been impressed.
Fans are encouraged to walk around the north end of the stadium to navigate their way around and eventually reach their seats. I think once fans arrive to the stadium it will be fairly easy to see where they can and can't go.
Drew very much favors this offense. He believes it will help the offense move the chains more consistently because he'll have more options on the field. He won't have to throw the ball out of bounds intentionally as often. He believes he'll throw for a higher percentage. That's not to say Heupel's system was ill-conceived. He inherited a quarterback who really struggled with as a freshman and a completely untested offensive line. It made sense for MU to run half-field reads at a ultra-fast tempo. Over time, though, it seems like Lock and the line improved enough to where that system might have stunted their development.
They're not the first but it hasn't been happening for very long. This seems to be the way approach Odom's staff will take on specialists. With the popularity of specialists camps around the country, it's easier to identify the elite kickers and punters and long snappers in today's game rather than relying solely on high school tape.
Most of those rules are sefl-policed. Maybe they venture into gray areas sometimes, but Missouri's compliance department has a reputation for being sticklers with rules like that. The coaches aren't getting away with much if anything.
OK, folks. That's all for this week. Time to podcast. We've got a great guest today. Look for the podcast on the site later this afternoon.