Mizzou Links, 4-30-09

So...WILL Mizzou's draft success translate into further recruiting success?  PowerMizzou's Pete Scantlebury attempts to quantify things a bit by taking a look at other schools by taking a look at previous school, in similar situations to Missouri, who had sudden breakthrough success in the draft (Oregon '01, North Carolina '01, Maryland '03, Georgia Tech '03, Cal '04, Cal '07).  Great job by the PM newbie...

Well, that was fortunate.  At the beginning of the season, Mizzou Baseball scheduled one more game than they were allowed to play on the assumption that one would get canceled along the way due to weather.  Well, until last night it had not happened, and Mizzou was looking at having to cancel a scheduled game for no good reason.  But then Mother Nature intervened, and last night's MU-SMS game in Springfield got rained out.  So there you go!  With only 13 scheduled games remaining now (3 @ NU, 1 vs SMS, 3 vs KU, 3 vs CS-Bksfld, 3 vs Big 12 tourney), I will say that Mizzou now needs to go 8-5 to assure themselves of a tourney bid.  So basically if they go 3-1 vs SMS/CSB and 5-4 vs Big 12 teams, they'll have salvaged an NCAA bid.

In yesterday's Links, I mentioned Brandon Bourbon, the 6'2/205 RB from Potosi who didn't have an offer from Missouri yet.  Well...now he does.  Mizzou called and offered him as an "ATH", meaning they're not sure whether he should play RB, WR, LB, or DB, but they know he's a good enough athlete to offer.  If you're a Rivals subscriber, you owe it to yourself to visit his profile and watch his highlight reel.  I'm not completely sure how agile he is, but he's got great feet and great speed, which is obvious even though he's running for TDs against some serious small-school shrimps there.

Finally, big ups to dcrockett for, in a further conversation about Mizzou failing to land Jarrid Famous, referring to my Mike Anderson vs Nolan Richardson post from a while back.  I really don't have anything else to add, other than the fact that this is a BARREN links post today.

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