Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mizzou Links, 9-27-07

  • Another week, another young Mizzou scrub gets picked up for minor assault. Can't say I like that trend...especially with Moye, who was a pretty big breakthrough recruit out of Texas last year.
  • Pretty good opening paragraph in Dave Matter's article on the atrocious defenses of the Big 12: "Say this much for Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy and his rant against a newspaper columnist: At least someone played a little defense Saturday in Stillwater." Zing. In all, the numbers will obviously even out a bit during conference play, but it will be interesting to see what happens this year in a conference with 4 of the top 5 teams in total offense...and about 3 good defenses.
  • Tired of "Jeremy Maclin's made a dramatic comeback" stories? I thought not.
  • P-D columnist Jeff Gordon compliments Mizzou in his "Mizzou, Illini Grab Our Attention" column before totally flaking out with this line: " I like the Tigers to outgun Nebraska in a four-hour game. But I will like Nebraska in the Big 12 North until Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel finally proves he can avoid the Big Costly Loss that tarnishes a season." Way to take a chance there, Jeff. That way, no matter what happens you're probably half-right.
  • PowerMizzou has an update on Long Island QB James Brady, one of the backup-backup-backup plans at QB. He loves Mizzou, and I'd have to imagine our chances are good if we extend an offer his way. Then again, I've thought that about 16 times already during this recruiting year. Meanwhile, it looks like an MU legacy will visit as well.
  • Meanwhile, Gabe at PM goes ahead and offers his first of probably two MU-NU-centric Powered Up's.
  • And finally, if you didn't see this already, has its College Football Power Rankings at each position. At their respective positions, Chase Daniel is #10, Will Franklin #18, Martin Rucker #1, Chase Coffman #7.
As for non-football...
  • Here's the official release for this weekend's set of Mizzou Soccer games. The #16 Tigers will host #4 Texas A&M Friday night before travelling to Waco to play Baylor on Sunday.
  • Ouch. The series of 5-set losses seems to have had an effect on Mizzou Volleyball. The Tigers were swept by #18 K-State in Manhattan yesterday (30-21, 30-20, 30-20) to move to 0-4 in Big 12 play and 7-6 overall. Na Yang had an outstanding .611 kill % (11 kills, 0 errors, 18 attempts). The rest of the team? A .132 kill %. Ouch. Also, JUCO transfer Luiza Jarocka was the team's primary setter, with 17 assists to Lei Wang's 8. It doesn't get much easier for Mizzou, as the desperate Tigers now host #25 Oklahoma Saturday evening.