Mizzou Football (and Big 12) Links
- The Trib: Big 12 schools rethink schedules (in case you missed it in FanPosts)
PowerMizzou: Ten Tigers to watch: #3
- ESPN.com: Fresh Faces: Missouri
College Football Talk: Another starting Jayhawk lineman goes down with an injury
MGoBlog (The Mathlete): How valuable are returning starters and what positions are they most valuable at
This was one of the hot theories going into last year, even sparking a Wall Street Journal article singing its praises. The hidden secret to success was returning offensive line starts.
What did I find, not that much. I found that like quarterbacks, if you are in the bottom 20% of returning starters, your offense is in trouble, but beyond that, there wasn't much fire to the smoke. Among the top 8 deciles, there was almost no correlation between returning OL starts and offensive success. In fact, the top 20% of teams in returning starts were on average worse offensively in 2009 than in 2008.
Mizzou Basketball Links
NBA.com: Summer League: Memphis 67, Milwaukee 64 (Not JYD's finest hour)
Other Mizzou Links
The Missourian: Disc golf, MMA keeping Ben Askren busy
MUtigers.com: Meet Alex Charlebois
MUtigers.com: Rebecca Wilmes Promoted to Head Cross Country Coach (Her husband Jared was head coach until recently, when he resigned to, I guess, pursue other endeavors)