Mizzou Links, 9-23-10

Mizzou Football Links

  • PowerMizzou: Comeback kids?
  • Post-Dispatch: Kevin Rutland grows into leadership role with MU
  • The Missourian: Missouri quarterback stays positive after mistakes
  • The Missourian: Jarrell Harrison makes the most of return to Missouri football team
  • KC Star: Passing has eclipsed MU's running game -- and backs may battle to find the light

    In the first half on Saturday night, Missouri netted 79 yards in 12 rushes. In the second half, the Tigers netted 10 yards in 15 rushes (including 9 yards in losses by quarterback Blaine Gabbert). The decision was made early in the second half not to run plays that were not gaining yards.

    "We didn’t run the ball very well in the second half," Pinkel said. "At all. That’s been a bit of a conversation and discussion with us.

    "To say we went away from it, we didn’t. We just didn’t play very well. We had a lot of … minuses, no gains, 1-yard gains. I think we were about 30-percent efficient running the football in the second half."

    Sometimes the blocking broke down. Sometimes a running back picked the wrong gap. Sometimes San Diego State simply made good defensive plays.

    "30-percent efficient"...hmm...
  • Jeff City News-Tribune: Michael Egnew making his mark at tight end
  • Fox Sports MW: Moe and Egnew emerge as Mizzou's playmakers
  • KBIA Sports Extra: Weekly Podcast

Beyond the bullets, there is this loveliness from Gabe at PowerMizzou:

Last weekend, I had a good friend from my days at KOMU in town. He was back with his fiancee to celebrate their engagement and catch a football game.

In planning his trip, there were a few places he had to go. Shakespeare's was a must. Same with CJ's and the Heidelberg. Had to pick up Trops on his way into town and we tripled the occupancy at Harpo's on Friday afternoon to start happy hour a little bit early.

Hanging out with my friend at these various places, I thought, "You know, this is what college is all about."

...

[L]ast weekend, it struck me that while football may be the galvanizing force, it's not the main thing. All my friends that will visit Columbia this year will do it on one of five weekends. If they're coming to town, they might as well see a football game (and McNeese State didn't count). But the game is secondary. They come to go to Harpo's or Shiloh or Booche's or Shake's or G&D or whatever other places had a hold on their hearts all those years ago.

Had T.J. Moe not gone 68 yards in the final minute to beat the Aztecs, my friend was still hitting the town after the game. It would still have been a weekend he will remember for a while. I would still have relished the chance to spend a couple of days with a guy I get to see about once every two or three years. Maybe that score was the icing on the cake, but had it not happened, the weekend wasn't wrecked.

Big 12 Links

Mizzou Volleyball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Softball
    MUtigers.com: Softball Honored Prior to Cardinals Game

Other

  • Newsweek: The Case Against College Athletic Recruiting (yeah, good luck with that)
  • TV By The Numbers: Turner Sports and NCAA Announce the Formation of NCAA Digital
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