Mizzou Links, 12-11-09

Practice Reports!!

  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers wrap up first bowl practice
    This is a huge three weeks for some young players as the established veterans take to the sideline and watch the rookies get valuable practice reps and extra coaching from the staff. It's especially a pivotal time for the wide receiver corps, in my opinion. The Tigers will somehow have to replace their most valuable player next season (Danario Alexander) as well as a reliable No. 2 option in Perry. Who's next? These next few weeks of practice could be telling. All eyes will be on Rolandis Woodland, but he didn't exactly make the most of his chances during 11-on-11 drills. LB Zaviar Gooden stripped the ball from Woodland after a short catch over the middle for a takeaway. Later, Woodland let a ball bounce off his hands and into a pair of nearby defenders, though the pass fell incomplete. As much as will be expected from QB Blaine Gabbert in his second season as MU's starter in 2010, will he have the playmakers to keep the offense rolling next season? Stay tuned.
  • PowerMizzou: Young players in spotlight during bowl workouts
    PowerMizzou: New Opportunities
    It wasn't just the defensive newbies that got in on the action, however. LDamian Washington made a series of tough grabs over the middle of the field in double and triple coverage. T.J. Moe, who's seen some playing time this year, made a fantastic diving catch on an short, errant throw. Alex Sanders put a double move on Missouri's defensive backs, and caught a ball in stride 30 yards down field for a touchdown.

    "It gets you ready for spring ball," Jaron Baston said, remembering his time as a redshirt freshman. "All year, you kind of sit around. You don't get to do anything. It's your first time out of high school not playing football ever, so these practices here get you back in the groove of hitting and getting physical again, and gives you something to look forward to next season."

Other Football Links

  • WalterCamp.org: 2009 Walter Camp All-America Team Announced (go ahead and skip over the first-team to the second-team)
  • Inside Missouri Football: Vote Coulter for Rudy Award!
  • The Trib: Gabbert QB again disses Cornhuskers
    Mizzourah: Tyler Gabbert is the New Chase Daniel
  • PowerMizzou: 2010 Recruiting Mailbag
  • MO Sports Hall of Fame: 2010 Enshrinement Announced
    Kellen Winslow Sr. – Tight End, Missouri Tigers, San Diego Chargers Born in St. Louis, Missouri and playing college ball with the Missouri Tigers and professionally with the San Diego Chargers, Winslow is widely recognized as one of the greatest tight ends in the history of the game. An All American at Mizzou, Winslow went on to lead the NFL in receptions in 1980 and 1981, becoming the first tight end ever to lead the league in receptions in back to back seasons. He also exceeded the 1,000 yards receiving milestone in three different seasons. In a 1981 regular season game, Winslow tied an NFL record by catching five touchdown passes. Winslow was elected to the University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990.Kellen played in five Pro Bowls, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

    ...

    Bruce Van Dyke – Guard, Missouri Tigers, Pittsburgh Steelers, A product of Buckner, Missouri, Bruce Van Dyke played college football at the University of Missouri, where he was a two-way starter, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. As a first-team All-Big Eight Conference defensive tackle in 1965, Van Dyke played on Tiger teams that went a combined 21-8-2 from 1963 to 1965. Van Dyke was drafted in the 12th round of the 1966 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a key player for the Pittsburgh Steelers for seven years. In 2008, Van Dyke was named to the Steelers Legends Team.

Big 12 Links

BASKETBALL

  • The Trib: This loss could linger
  • Post-Dispatch: Another bump in the road for Tigers
  • The Missourian: Missouri men's basketball team off pace on road
  • The Missourian (Blog): 12/10 Media day notes and thoughts

    Tempo, tempo, tempo-"I thought it was a half court game," Anderson said, "I don’t think we forced our will on them."

    Missouri is continuing its troubling trend of being unable to force teams into an uptempo game. Oral Roberts slowed the game down into a half court set and eliminated the athletic advantage the Tigers had. It is troubling that the Tigers can’t re-create their own energy on the road that they get from their fans at home.

  • The Missourian: Dressler family bonds over basketball

Other Mizzou Links

  • MU Baseball
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Announces 2010 Schedule

Other

  • Ken Pomeroy's stat blog: Excerpts from 1953: team stats
  • EDSBS: KELLY KELLY KELLY KELLY KELLY (I REALLY wish I'd thought to make that joke)

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