Odom said Walters had some offers last year. My guess was coordinator offers at other Power 5 programs, maybe even at Colorado, his alma mater. But I don't know of any specific teams that looked to hire him. I like Ryan. He's sharp, candid, personable, intense. His secondary needs to have a better year before we can declare him a great coach. It's a results-driven business, and he knows that.
By all accounts, Mizzou will stay in the running for Liddell, maybe up to the finish line. He's a major priority. He's picking up interest from some of the nation's best programs, but I haven't heard anything that would indicate he'll eliminate Mizzou from consideration. No predictions for where he'll sign but MU not out of it by any means.
Great question. I'd give MU the edge for now because I think Jontay is at another level of anyone else on the floor. But it would be competitive.
There's a reason he slipped to 14 ... and maybe the Nuggets will have buyer's remorse. I hope for his sake he gets healthy and has a good career, but I'm not sure I would have risked a draft pick on him.
He has a strong reputation in the baseball/softball world. Sort of an unconventional hire, but that team needs all the help it can find offensively. Interesting story for sure.
No, they're going to dress in trailers in the vicinity of the construction zone in the south end zone and enter the field from the south.
I don't get concerned about those things, but if you're asking what position should concern Barry Odom, I'd start with safety. They need consistent playmakers back there. They don't have any who are established. What about D-end? Tre Williams has the goods to be a productive edge rusher. Chris Turner? Is he a difference-maker on the other side? I'm not convinced yet.
Recruits rarely stick with the package deal promise. It's just not realistic. Deciding on a college has to be selfish decision. It's about what program is the best fit for you - not you and your buddy. That doesn't mean they won't pick the same school, but it's really rare in college hoops.
I'm not a recruiting reporter, so I'm not checking the temperature of these kids on a daily basis. I'll write about recruiting trends and I'll write about recruits once they commit/sign, but the process leading up to the decision just doesn't interest me much as a journalist.
I've never been to Cooperstown. I enjoyed the Basketball HOF in Springfield, Mass., last year. Can't knock the Bowling HOF in St. Louis. I'd like to see the Rock n Roll HOF in Cleveland. Where's the sportswriting HOF?
I think he'll make a leap as a sophomore, more polish, more confidence, better understanding of how to play on both ends without unnecessary contact. Tilmon wants to be great and the staff has always raved about his work ethic. He's sharp enough to know what areas he needs to improve and he'll spend the offseason working.
There are journalism majors in some of the non-revenue sports but generally not in football and basketball. I'm not sure about the vet school. For some recruits their preferred major is a huge factor in picking a school. Like the rest of the student population some come to school without a planned major. Some change their majors.
He's now a reporter in the news department.
OK folks, thanks for your questions. I've got a flight to catch. We'll do this again next week.