Practice (and Jerrell Jackson) Reports
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Wednesday Video
PowerMizzou: Final fall camp practice
* L'Damian Washington had a nice sideline grab under tight coverage by Kip Edwards. My guess for the starting receiving corps would be Washington, T.J. Moe and Wes Kemp.
*Tavon Bolden was getting a few reps as the first team safety in place of Kenji Jackson. Probably doesn't mean a whole lot, but Bolden has his name back in the race for serious playing time.
MUtigers.com Blog: Tigers Go Lighter Wednesday, Prep For Final Scrimmage
The Missouri Tiger football team finished preparations for its final fall scrimmage tomorrow morning with a Wednesday afternoon practice in shoulder pads and shorts on the Kadlec Athletic Fields in Columbia. The Tigers worked out for just over two hours with minimal contact in order to keep people fresh for the scrimmage, which Coach Gary Pinkel said would be much shorter than the previous two held this fall.
Coach Pinkel said that starters wouldn't see the field much on Thursday.
"We might play them (starters) six or eight plays, maybe 10 or 15 plays," he said. "What the format is, pretty much we'll have one full quarter like a normal game, then we'll make sure we get enough reps from each group and then we'll add plays at the end if we need to. We're going to cover a lot of our kicking game too," he said.
KC Star (Campus Corner): MU long snapper may play with shoulder injury
Missouri long-snapper Beau Brinkley has a sprained left shoulder but MU Coach Gary Pinkel said Wednesday the hope is for Brinkley to play in the season opening game against Illinois on Sept. 4 in St. Louis.
"Jared Perry (a wide receiver last season) had the same thing and played the entire season with it," Pinkel said. "Didn’t miss a game."
Brinkley took Wednesday’s practice off, his left arm in a sling. He won’t play in Thursday’s final full scrimmage of pre-season practices. And Brinkley, a junior from Kearney who was listed as the No. 3 tight end on Tuesday’s latest depth chart, likely won’t be running any more pass patterns this season.
- Examiner.com: Looking back at the Missouri Tigers camp
The Trib: Jerrell Jackson has promising news after surgery
The Missourian: Missouri wide receiver hopes for speedy return from injury
Mizzou Football Links
- The Trib: MU student tailgaters get lot on campus
KC Star: Tight end Jones ready to prove he belongs at Missouri
All Jones desires, he said, heading into this afternoon’s final preseaon scrimmage, is to prove to the coaches and "to my teammates that I belong here."
"I’m going to be a reliable guy that’s going to catch the ball no matter where its thrown and what down it is," Jones said.
- Fox Sports MW: Mizzou seeks more productivity at TE
- Post-Dispatch: Friendly rivals spur each other on as Mizzou defensive tackles
- PowerMizzou: Coach's Corner with David Yost
PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Eric Waters
The Trib: NEWCOMER PROFILE: Eric Waters (It was inevitable that at some point these series would overlap)
- PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Matt Hoch
Big 12 (and Illinois) Links
- Daily Oklahoman: Are quarterbacks born or bred?
Peoria Journal-Star: Stress fracture idles Illini starting tight end
Denver Post Blog: Colorado preview: Defensive secondary primary strength
KC Star: Kansas State players are more comfortable with Snyder's demanding style
Corn Nation: Who's Winning the QB Job? How's This Going To Work? Arrghhh!!!
Cowboys Ride For Free: 5 things to keep an eye on
Tulsa World: Gauging Mike Gundy's OSU coaching tenure
Daily Oklahoman: Brandon Weeden needs more than big arm to master this spread
Houston Chronicle: A&M waiting to unleash one-two punch at running back
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Opens Season Friday
MUtigers.com: Soccer Heads To Elite National Tournament
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Women's Basketball Releases Schedule
Mizzou Track & Field
MUtigers.com: Cantwell Dominating the Shot Put
This has been making the rounds, but just in case you haven't seen it, the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective pursued an answer to the question, "Up three, time running out, do we foul?"
Another link: If you were Josh Selby, would you go to KU?