There's no number set in stone, but my hunch is around 10 give or take a few.
Quick pause here. Need to get the kids off the bus.
Nothing credible other than what I've written. Hire expected after Jan. 1.
He looks like an SEC receiver getting off the bus. Will he be ready for the speed and physicality? We'll find out. The expectation is that he'll enroll in January and go through spring ball. Mizzou needs an outside receiver to replace J'Mon Moore. Hall established himself as a playmaker on the outside. Who else is there? Nate Brown? Justin Smith? Remember, DaRon Davis joins the team in January. There should be a wide open competition for that starting job. Richaud Floyd has played in the slot, but they might have to give him some looks outside if he's better than other candidates.
Antar Thompson is still expected to sign with Mizzou. He's submitted his paperwork from what I understand. Just waiting on a few OKs from Mizzou. Chris Mills, a DB from Texas, is having his signing ceremony tomorrow. The other two commits, Jatorian Hansford and Vincent Gray, appear to be picking their school in February. Odom said MU would continue to recruit any commits who don't sign, but they're more like free agents now. Tyrus Wheat, a hybrid safety/linebacker from Louisiana, has been committed to MU but isn't signing now either. Might have some academic work to improve
Nothing credible there from what I understand.
But there's going to be a lot of poaching in January when staffs are allowed to add an extra assistant.
The coaches are in Columbia on the days MU practices and out on the road on the days they don't practice. They don't practice every day. The players had last week off for finals then practiced Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Coaches aren't on the road during the signing period.
Above .500. Mizzou will have a strong RPI because of the nonconfernece schedule and playing Kentucky and Texas A&M twice. 9-9 might even be enough. With a win over Illinois, that would put the Tigers at 20-11 with a strong strength of schedule.
I touched on this earlier. Fisch runs spread elements with some more traditional pro-style looks.
I'm not sure kids care that much about anything that's not in their own little world. It helps if you win; not so much if you lose.
Josh left to become a head coach. That's a natural progression. You can't fault him for that move. He doubled his salary and got a great job as a head coach. Odom would have made the same move if he were Mizzou's DC and got the HC offer from UCF. The day before Elarbee officially joined the UCF staff, he gave Odom his word that he was staying on Missouri's staff, according to a source. Odom was completely blindsided after they had that conversation. There's also an unwritten rule that when you leave a staff you don't poach position coaches from your former boss, especially if you're not promoting them. Odom was clearly angry with Elarbee's decision. Players were, too. Maybe he took it too personal. But loyalty is important to Odom. Maybe as important as anything when it comes to staff.
Made reads through a mircophone? College quarterbacks don't have a radio a speaker in their helmet like NFL quarterbacks. It's all hand signals. Lock had autonomy to change plays and protections before the snap. There will be some adjustment for the bowl because he'll have a new playcaller, but Finley's been on the headset for each of the last 24 games with Heupel. He knows the plays, speaks the same language. I don't think you'll see many wrinkles. Odom will hire the coach he believes is the best fit overall for the team - and someone who can work well with the QB.
I have an AP vote and I have not voted for Mizzou since the Utah loss. Here's why: MU doesn't have a great win. They have good wins, no great wins. The RPI is high because your rating goes up when you play good people away from home - especially if your opponents played good opponents. MU played Utah and UCF in true road games. MU played St. John's and West Virginia away from home. Add those up and you get yourself a high RPI. Now, if Mizzou beats Illinois and stands 11-2 heading into SEC play, I'll strongly consider putting them on my ballot. But as of now, every team I have ranked has fewer losses or has a better win than any of Mizzou wins.
They make a lot of money to work hard. The signing date should be about benefitting the student athletes, not the millionaire coaches.
I have requested his salary/contract repeatedly and the school doesn't have it on record yet.
Mizzou just officially announced the addition of D-tackle Antar Thompson. He'll have three years of eligibility and plans to enroll in January. Instant addition at what's already a deep position group.
Honestly, I'm not paying for it and will rarely step inside there other than to interview players and coaches, so I don't really have an opinion on it. I think the renderings look fine.
There are only three, not five, and Mizzou didn't necessarily expect to sign everyone who committed. Once Friday ends every staff will have six weeks to finish up their class.
Anyone can update a Wikipedia page. As I wrote earlier, MU doesn't expect to finalize a hire/announce a hire until after the first of the year.
If Michael shooting the ball 20-25 times to score 30 points made Mizzou a better team, then maybe he has the green light to shoot that much. But I'm not sure that would be best for this team. It's really hard to speculate on that. He wasn't exactly efficient against Kansas - and MU made its run in the second half with Michael on the bench and other players sharing the ball. All I know is this team is in a good place right now. The balance and the chemistry is important and impressive.