Yeah, that's a skill I have yet to master.
That's hard to predict. I would expect some of the guys on the staff to get some other offers. It's inevitable for most successful staffs, especially once teams are cleared to add a 10th assistant. There will be lots of poaching around the country. Most of the assistants are working on one-year deals, so they would be wise to consider other good offers they receive.
No way on Zanders. When you tweet to a recruit that decommiting from Missouri was the best decision you've ever made, you don't get to rejoin the team. I'm not saying the staff has completely given up on Foster, but it wouldn't be very wise to invest too much time into a guy who's already ditched you once, especially if that means you spend less time on other quarterbacks you can sign.
Like I wrote earlier, no specific serious diagnosis to my knowledge, at least not from the local docs.
Liberty vs. Texas. If not, then maybe the TaxSlayer vs. NC State or Louisville.
I wouldn't judge a coach on what he's thinking seconds after a game - in the freezing rain especially. Of course he's happy for the fans. He thanks the fans after every game.
His Cal teams had some highly recruited, high-profile freshmen two years ago and didn't always produce instant results. Struggling to put away an average Division II team should be a concern, but considering how poorly MU shot the ball and still managed to win the game in the end is all that matters. In the final 10 minutes I never truly thought MU would lose the game. Utah didn't look all that better physically than Mizzou. The difference was when Utah struggled to make baskets early, they didn't wave the white flag. Missouri couldn't find other ways to play well when the 3-point shot wasn't falling. Utah attacked inside. They got the foul line. They started running more.
Yes, I think last year's team might have folded last night. The best players on the floor were Tilmon and Porter - and they weren't on last year's team.
Lock won't make a decision until after the early signing period, so if you're going to have any hope with Foster based on Lock leaving early, you better pray he waits until the February signing date to make his decision.
I didn't say they would for sure. South Carolina to the Belk Bowl in Charlotte makes more sense than Jacksonville. If Texas is the Big 12 team in the Texas Bowl and says they won't play Texas A&M - that could very well happen - the SEC might have to put someone other than the Aggies in Houston. Also, this: The bowls want the hotels int heir cities to make money. Hotels in Houston don't make much money if they pick the Aggies because local fans aren't staying overnight for that game.
When you have 3-4 inches on the guy guarding you, plus fouls have been such a problem lately, those two bigs might have been especially cautious not to draw contact, Jontay especially. Like I wrote earlier, they're still learning how physical they can get away with being inside.
I don't believe there's a set rule on how many practices you can have before a bowl game, but I believe the regular season rules still apply where you can't practice more than four days per week and for no more than 20 hours.
Yes, they've talked about it. It wasn't much of a problem during the middle portion of the season. A few drops early, a lot more the last two games.
You mean, will Odom take another job? No, not this year. If he has sustained success and a blueblood school takes interest years from now? Maybe. But, he's as loyal to Missouri as any coach I can remember outside of Norm Stewart.
Martin really likes Geist. Can't say the same about Phillips. You earn minutes for Martin by being a committed defender. Phillips is not a great on-ball defender and he commits bad fouls. They like his energy, but I don't expect him to get heavy minutes this year unless there's an injury.
It's not uncommon for coaches to make a sideways move to a place where they might expect to have less pressure. See Bret Bielema's move from Wisconsin to Arkansas. Somtimes coaches just need a change of scenery. Auburn's been a good to great team the last two years but that's never enough there, unless you're consistently a national championship threat like the other team in their state. Plus, he's from Arkansas and I'm sure has a lot of strong ties around the state.
You'll see his minutes increase, I believe.
No. You can make a case that he's missing games because he knows he'll be a one and done and does't want to jeopardize that. Kyrie Irving played eight games his freshman year at Duke and was still the No. 1 pick. NBA teams don't want these elite players playing in college. They can only get hurt. So, missing games won't hurt his stock; a lingering injury could hurt his stock, but not having a smaller body of work.
He is. Brock is a friend and I don't like seeing him struggle. He's a good young coach. He's not done in that business.