For the Como residents reading this, we really are excited to have the 2010 Missouri Football Preview in the Mizzou Bookstore; if you're a non-student who hasn't visited the new student center, you owe it to yourself to check it out (and buy a copy of the mag while you're there). If you're a student ... hey ... student charge is like free money, right? I'm only half-kidding (as my parents could attest when I was in school).
Mizzou Football Links
Post-Dispatch: Freshmen Lucas, Sasser in wide receiver mix
Fox Sports MW (VIDEO): 'Air' Bud Sasser On The Rise
PowerMizzou: Redshirts not needed
PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Lucas Vincent
The Missourian: Wes Kemp blocking slow preseason
With the injury to fellow junior Jerrell Jackson, Kemp lines up as the top returning receiver for the 2010 Tigers. But in two August scrimmages, Kemp only has one reception for five total yards — numbers that won't keep opposing Big 12 coaches up at night.
So why aren't Kemp's coaches worried? Because Kemp's role in the offense goes beyond catching the ball — he has a hand, two in fact, in nearly every play the Tigers run.
Kemp lines up as an outside receiver, sometimes as far as 15 yards away from the offensive line, but his blocking ability is crucial to the success of the Missouri offense. Blocking is frequently the forgotten responsibility of a wide receiver, but it's a dirty job Kemp takes pride in doing. In fact, Kemp views blocking as equally important to catching passes.
"You have to be a multi-dimensional receiver in this offense," Kemp said. "I tell D-Wash (running back Derrick Washington) I have real estate on the outside, just come find me."
- The Missourian: Ashton Glaser stands out with physical presence at quarterback
EDSBS: FULMER CUP: MIZZOU ADOPTS A GLASSY EYED LOOK FOR FALL
The Trib: Will Ebner arrested for DWI
- PowerMizzou: Like father, unlike son: Camp countdown
- PowerMizzou: Camp review with the Fighting Illini
- The Missourian: Danario Alexander lands NFL job, plays catch-up with Rams
And here are two interesting SBN links that are only semi-related to Mizzou...
- Testudo Times: How Bad (Or Good) Is Maryland's In-State Recruiting? (A comparison of Maryland's in-state recruiting to that of Rutgers and Mizzou, two other schools from similarly-sized -- from a football standpoint -- states, similar football prowess, and "only major school in the state" status. Mizzou comes out looking pretty good.)
- Coug Center: OFFENSIVE PLAYBOOK: Spread Offense 101
Big 12 Football Links
KC Star: KU has plenty of depth in defensive backfield
Daily Oklahoman: Time to shine has arrived for Richetti Jones
Austin American-Statesman: Other Acho set for his time to shine for Horns, too
Dallas Morning News: Mid-camp thoughts on A&M football
Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M fans have first true reason for optimism in years
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Marston, Team USA Take Bronze
MUtigervolleyball: Black & Gold Review
[Lisa] Henning, who is the No. 50 recruit nationally coming out of high school, shined all night in her first action as a Tiger. She seemingly was the Tigers’ go-to outside hitter in each of the scored sets and finished with a match-high 43 total attacks. Brimmage was the next-best Tiger with nine kills on 19 attacks as she effectively hit the slide attack all night.
Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) did not play in the scrimmage but did see time at setter during warm-ups. She has been slowed by a hand injury over the past week. Weiwen Wang (Nanjing, China) played at the setter position for the Tigers and dished 22 assists. Wang is a middle hitter by trade by took reps at setter to relieve Kreklow.
SimmonsField.com: Offense overshadowed but not overlooked on incoming recruiting class