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Mizzou Football Links
A long time from now, when Gary Pinkel is no longer Mizzou's head coach and I'm reflecting on the Pinkel era, I'm just going to close my eyes and picture him delivering the brusk quote below, and it's going to make me smile: "WINNING ISN'T MAGIC, OK? THERE'S THINGS YOU'VE GOT TO DO." That is possibly the most Pinkel-esque quote you could ever hope for.
- The Trib: Tigers say Henry Josey will get more chances to run
Post-Dispatch: MU's toughest foe? It's MU
A year ago this week Mizzou's sixth game of the season, at Texas A&M, was MU's first trip outside the state. And the Tigers didn't play a ranked team until a week later, when they took down BCS No. 1 Oklahoma, one of just two games they had against ranked foes.
This season, Mizzou already has met and lost to three ranked teams on the road.
And after the Tigers' tussle with Iowa State at homecoming on Saturday at Faurot Field, with each team seeking its first conference win against two losses, MU's next four games are against No. 6 Oklahoma State, at No. 23 Texas A&M, at No. 21 Baylor and home against No. 20 Texas.
"We're going to have to get better," said defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski, who was speaking specifically of his own unit but aptly for all: "We don't have any choice."
Said MU coach Gary Pinkel: "There are reasons why you win and reasons why you lose ... Winning isn't magic, OK? There's things you've got to do."
MUtigers.com: Fan Primer: Mizzou vs. Iowa State
The Missourian: Five things about Missouri's Homecoming game
- PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Jerrell Jackson
PowerMizzou: Maty Mauk approaches more records
Sporting News: Jacksonville Jaguars team report: Blaine Gabbert shows signs of progress
The Missourian: 2010 Homecoming kick return a memory worth reliving
The Missourian: Prominent alumni share Missouri memories
The Missourian: War, flu canceled Missouri Homecoming, entire football schedule in 1918
KC Star: Mizzou at 100 games and counting as the home of homecoming
The Maneater: Homecoming rich in Missouri football history
We Are Mizzou: NCIS Shoutout to Mizzou
Other Football Links
I have to think one can come to enjoy the Occupy Herbstreit protest pics no matter the political leanings. This was good stuff.
This Was Pretty Much Dead On
SB Nation: Tim Tebow: What Stupid People Are Talking About This Week
This, Too, Was Pretty Awesome
Occupy Herbstreit: Protest Photos
I try to go out of my way not to over-analyze potential developments like the one from Dave Matter's tweet here, but if nothing can be done until the Curators meet again, I think that is very, very good for the pro-SEC faction of the Mizzou fanbase. If the decision were to stay in the Big 12, Brady Deaton would need nothing else from the Curators -- he's already gotten permission to make that choice. But the Curators will have to sign off on any sort of leaving-the-conference action, so...
- Baton Rouge Advocate: LSU chancellor to be panelist at conference
KC Pleads A Little More
KC Star (Campus Corner): KC mayor to MU: Stay in Big 12
Fox 4 KC: Mayor Urges MU to Stay in Big 12
Mizzou Basketball Links
In case you missed it in FanShots, and I'm sure you didn't...
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Missouri fourth in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll
Other Mizzou Links
I remember going on a bus trip to the women's Sweet Sixteen game in 2001; Nellie Dodd was there, and she looked both sick and 75 years old. Ten years later, she looks about 30 years younger. So good to see her doing so well.
- The Maneater: Nellie Dodd: The Heart of Hearnes
The Missourian: Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren does what we can for Joplin
MUtigers.com: Tigers Hit the Road This Weekend
MUtigers.com: Tigers Welcome Tech on Homecoming
MUtigers.com: Softball Wraps Up Fall Season Friday
The Most Controversial Article Ever Linked On Burnt End Nation
City Pages: Guy Fieri in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Disasters