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The Trib: He still has plenty to prove
By his teammates’ admission, Gabbert will begin his junior season barely resembling the sophomore who took over for Daniel in MU’s no-huddle spread offense last summer. More naturally reticent than Daniel — then again, who isn’t? — Gabbert has since found his voice during offseason practices, the voluntary workouts that players organize and oversee. This summer, Gabbert has been the ringleader.
"Blaine, he’s become more of a vocal leader," senior tailback Derrick Washington said. "He’s getting into people. He’s not letting little stuff go like he did last year. He’s telling people, ‘Catch the ball. Run your routes right.’ I like that about Blaine."
"People are listening to him," senior cornerback Kevin Rutland added. "I’m on defense and I’m a few years older than him, and I still find myself listening to him. I enjoy watching him command this team."
Gabbert has refined his game technically, too, Rutland said. He routinely recognizes the coverages Missouri’s defense is playing in practice, the valuable skill that Daniel began to master as a junior at MU.
"His presnap read has really improved," Rutland said. "I wasn’t in a position to watch him last year and know what’s going on, but he’ll show us this year he is fully confident and fully aware of everything that’s going on."
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Big 12 Media Days
- Houston Chronicle: A&M expects $20 million annually from Big 12 (This could get interesting.)
- Houston Chronicle: Big 12 commish: 'We don't want to mess' with Texas-OU
- Omaha World-Herald: Not-so-deep thoughts from Big 12 media days
The Trib (Dave Matter): Holy $%&!: Things have changed at Kansas
Rock Chalk Talk: Turner Gill Presser From Big 12 Media Days
KC Star (Campus Corner): Gill makes his debut
KC Star: Gill hopes to build a successful program on and off the field
Topeka Capital-Journal: KU's Gill knows his purpose
Dr. Saturday: The return of Oklahoma's offense, starring DeMarco Murray
Daily Oklahoman: Bob Stoops anticipates big year for DeMarco Murray
Dallas Morning News (Chuck Carlton): Longhorns are a sensitive subject for Sooners' Stoops
Dallas Morning News: Oklahoma's Travis Lewis wants Landry Jones to shave his mustache
Dallas Morning News: Bob Stoops: DeMarco Murray could get Peterson type of load
Dallas Morning News: Bob Stoops: Lesson learned last season
Ralphie Report: Dan Hawkins Quotes and Video
Denver Post: CU coach Dan Hawkins deflects job security talk
Dallas Morning News: Dan Hawkins: We're focused on Big 12 and not moving
Houston Chronicle (Richard Justice): Longhorns still have plenty of swagger
Houston Chronicle: Texas puts defensive reins in Acho's hands
Austin American-Statesman: Depth could force Acho to tackle a position change
Dallas Morning News: Mack Brown: Garrett Gilbert learned a great deal from championship game
Dallas Morning News: Mack Brown: No timetable on stepping down
Dr. Saturday: OSU's 'rebuilding' year may be Mike Gundy's biggest yet
Rock Chalk Talk: Big 12 Media Days: Kansas State