Mizzou Links, 4-7-10

FOOTBALL!!!

That's right ... spring break is over ... and we've ... got ... PRACTICE REPORTS!!!

  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Break is over: MU offense delivers

    ● Gabbert to Egnew. Get used to hearing that. TE Michael Egnew, a true junior built in the same mold as WR Danario Alexander, is the Tigers’ new bubble man. What’s that mean? Friday’s Tribune will explain.

    ● Gabbert told me after practice that one of the exciting things about the 2010 offense is that he has no idea who his leading receiver’s going to be. Is that a good thing or bad thing to say about your receivers/tight ends? Good thing as far as Gabbert is concerned. Eventually, though, [T.J.] Moe is going to make a push to be among those top candidates. Seeing Moe weave and carve his way through the middle of the field, it’s easy to forget he was a quarterback in high school, not a receiver or tailback.

    It's still odd to me that Gabbert-to-Egnew never took off LAST year. They connected often last spring too.
  • PowerMizzou: Back from Break
    Missouri trotted out a 4-2-5 nickel formation during some parts of practice. While the defensive line and secondary consisted of second stringers, Will Ebner and Luke Lambert patrolled the middle. It's a formation we haven't seen a whole lot of this spring, so it caught my eye. Also, Lambert received a lot of looks with the first-string defense on Tuesday. He may be ahead of Ebner right now, which shows just how deep the linebacker corps is -- and how good of a spring Lambert is having.
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): Missouri Draws Praise from Pinkel

    "A lot of coaches, a significant percentage of coaches, don’t like breaking up their spring practice because they think when they come back its kind of like they have to restart it, that it takes a while to get going.

    "Our kids came out today like it was the first day of spring ball. That means an awful lot to me."

  • KC Star: Mizzou doesn't have to carry that weight any more

    "Most of our NFL guys," Pinkel said as Missouri returned to spring football training, "they take a little bit of weight off of them. The reason being is that if you don’t give up strength, they don’t care about the other 8 pounds. They want the quickness.

    "It was Sean. It was William Moore. It was Colin Brown. It was all these guys. The same story came up.

    "They’re going to take a guy down as far as they can where he doesn’t lose his strength but he can gain that extra, little step. That’s the difference in that league. And the best teams in the Big 12, that’s probably the difference, too."

  • National Football Post: Source: Sean Weatherspoon visiting Saints today (yesterday)

Big 12 Football Links

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • PowerMizzou: All-American weekend in store (Ricardo Ratliffe & Matt Pressey visiting)
  • PowerMizzou: Another Big Man on the Radar

Other Basketball Links

MU > SIUE

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Softball
    MUtigers.com: Softball Renews Border Showdown Wednesday
    MUtigers.com: Softball Adds Game with Missouri S&T
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    The Missourian: MU moving to fill vacant women's basketball coaching job

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