Happy Veterans Day, everybody!
Man, the spots have just about filled up. Another new football commit rolled in yesterday -- linebacker Kentrell Brothers, from Guthrie, OK. Find on-field highlights here, video from his commitment here, and the Daily Oklahoman's coverage here. Brothers chose Mizzou over the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Washington, Syracuse and most of the Big 12 North. The staff has been after Brothers for a long time, and they clearly wanted him pretty badly, so ... hooray!
Mizzou Football Links
Post-Dispatch: Kevin Rutland looks back at four years at Mizzou
The senior class has won 37 games so far, one shy of the school record for a senior class set by last year's group, has gone to three bowl games and won two of them. And, the school notes, all 15 are scheduled to graduate by May. Rutland is one of four to have already earned his degree.
Along with the wins, Rutland can point to a maturity he's picked up in those years, a change that led to him becoming a team captain, an accomplishment that coach Gary Pinkel has said he would never have expected after knowing Rutland when he first arrived.
"It will be pretty special, but bittersweet," Rutland said of his imminent farewell. "I recall guys like (Sean) Weatherspoon and Danario Alexander going through it and they shed some tears. I'm not much the crying type, but I hope I don't cry. But I know it will be a special moment."
It will be all the more special because of what Mizzou accomplished during Rutland's time on campus, a success that Rutland admits he never saw coming.
"I don't think I had many expectations at all," he said. "Having the success we've had and turning the program around was not expected. ...
"I never thought I would see anything like this," he said, "and to be playing in front of thousands of people and play on national television, those are things in high school you don't think will happen to you and I'm just glad they did happen."
- The Trib: The man is keeping MU wide receivers down
- KC Star: Defenses have adjusted to Missouri's passing attack
- Topeka Capital-Journal: Cats prepared to pass vs. MU
Big 12 Links
College Football Talk: Taylor Martinez should be 100 percent for Jayhawks
Lawrence Journal-World: Emotional meeting: KU coach Gill faces Osborne, Nebraska for first time
Omaha World-Herald: Green, other Huskers know about Turner Gill legacy
Omaha World-Herald: Eric Hagg arrives just in time for Huskers
KC Star: Position switch working out for Toben Opurum
Cowboys Ride For Free: Will OSU win in Austin? Don't get your hopes up
Daily Oklahoman: Justin Blackmon sets the tone for OSU receivers
Tulsa World: Change of colors, attitude motivate OSU's Johnny Thomas
Dallas Morning News: UT regents give go-ahead for Longhorns sports network
Dallas Morning News: Texas' lost season spinning out of control
Houston Chronicle: Addressing all those UT football questions
Double-T Nation: Offensive Matchups | Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma
Dallas Morning News: As of today, Baylor's Art Briles should be Big 12 Coach of the Year
Replacing The Hawk
Tulsa World: Finances could hinder Colorado's search to replace Dan Hawkins
CBS Sports: Bowl Blog: Catching up with latest rumors
Topeka Capital-Journal: Big 12 bowl picture looks fuzzy
The Trib: Horns TV discussion progresses
And just in case you again thought Mizzou fans were alone in their offensive coordinator complaints ... no matter what your thoughts are of OU's Kevin WIlson (I like him quite a bit) or these videos (I've enjoyed them, but they're close to overused) ... this is pretty amusing.
- MUtigers.com: #15 Mizzou Contest At K-State To Be Aired on ESPN
- Big 12 Hoops: Big 12 Team Previews: Missouri
- Bring On The Cats: Frank Martin Cooks for KMBC 9
- ESPN.com: Bracketology
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Drop Tech, Extend Win Streak to Five
The Missourian: Missouri's Henning stays focused in victory against Texas Tech
KBIA Sports Extra: PHOTOS: Mizzou 3, Texas Tech 1
The Trib: Vann draws upon faith, two families for support
Mizzou Women's Basketball
The Missourian: MU women's basketball point guard healthy, ready to prove herself
MUtigers.com: Mizzou-Illinois Dual Sold Out (Nice!)
- Harvard Sports Analysis Collective: Unnecessary Inference and Undisputed Authorship (Fun.)
NCAA Fanhouse: Marcus Dupree, Cam Newton and the South's Underground Economy