There were some pretty good years after Norm. Things were awfully promising just two and a half years ago. But, yes, this program had been accustomed to winning. Now it's in a league that cares about basketball more than anyone would have expected back in 2011 when Mizzou left the Big 12. This year is pivotal, not so much for Martin's job security. I covered that topic earlier - and every chat for the last year or so - but more so for the program's trajectory. If you can't win with a nucleus of seniors, you're in for a difficult transition in 2021-22.
What's the logic behind a player not signing with Ohio State or USC this year if that's the place where they want to play? They wouldn't have played in 2020 anyway. If this is truly a one-year anomaly for college football, I just don't see how it will impact a player's decision. If they're good enough to play college football and sign with a Power Five team, then they knew those schools existed before the pandemic shut them down for the fall. If anything, the Big Ten and Pac-12 schools should have more time to spend on recruiting players and building relationships with recruits over the next few months if they're not preparing for games.
I'm not sure how the masks are going to be enforced through the course of a game. Teams are going to have to police themselves. It's in their best interest if they want to keep playing games this fall.
I'm not all that surprised. If the NCAA wouldn't have given every player an extra year of eligibility, the opt-outs would have been massive. Players were afraid that the conferences/teams were going to shut down the seasons three games into the schedule and it would cost them their whole year of eligibility. That's why the NCAA is giving everyone a free pass this year. I suspect there's a combination of factors at play. Some players are genuinely worried about the virus. They might have loved ones at home that are susceptible with existing conditions. Some players are worried about their NFL draft stock. You can bet agents/handlers are getting in the ears of the elite recruits and swaying them to opt out.
Mizzou will not offer single-game tickets for football this fall. With 25 percent capacity at the stadium, tickets are limited to season-ticket holders and students.
I'm sorry, but I'm not following.
If that's what you believe, go for it.
I don't supply the questions, just the answers.
The NCAA has discussed expanding roster sizes/scholarship limits to make room for this recent policy change with eligibility. But not every team at every school will handle their rosters the same way. It's going to lead to some difficult decisions for coaches. But I still think the greater good is to allow everyone that extra year - or we'd see massive number of opt-outs.
The trolls came out to play today. They could use some new material.
OK, I'm not seeing any more legitimate questions or comments, so we'll call this a day. We'll be back next week to do this all over again.