Mizzou Links, 11-29-11

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scrambles for yardage during the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on November 27, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Mizzou Football Links

Bowl official tells me buzz among bowl folks is that Meineke Car Care favors A&M, Pinstripe likes #Mizzou & Iowa State becomes at-large
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For aesthetics alone, I would not at all mind a Pinstripe Bowl bid. Even if travel would be difficult, the pictures would be neat, and it would offer an opportunity to tie this game in to Mizzou's 1930s trips to Yankee Stadium to face NYU. Win, win!

  • Pinkel Speaks!
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel, Alden talk SEC, bowls & more
    The Trib: Pinkel tweaks recruiting plan
    KC Star: Preparing for move to SEC, Mizzou widens its recruiting trail
    Post-Dispatch: Pinkel finally speaks on SEC move

    "Certainly, recruiting-wise, we've already done that; we've made a couple adjustments," he said during the Big 12 media teleconference. "We're going to put one of our coaches into Atlanta and put two in Florida."

    Pinkel, who previously had deferred comment to the end of the season, said to some degree those adjustments already have been made but will be solidified going forward.

    He said Mizzou still is weighing how many assistants will continue to work in Texas, where MU has mined a number of key recruits in Pinkel's tenure and which has supplied about three dozen current Tigers.

    "We're kind of looking at that right now, in terms of (what is) the right thing to do?" he said.

  • Bowls
    The Missourian: Pinkel offers no hints about Missouri's bowl game
    Post-Dispatch: Bowl outlook hazy for Big 12, Mizzou
  • Border War
    We Are Mizzou: PHOTOS: 2011 Border Showdown
  • KBIA Sports Extra: A lot to appreciate about this year's Mizzou football team
  • PowerMizzou: Like Father, Unlike Son
  • Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Following the future
  • NFL
    Florida Today: Blaine Gabbert benched in Jaguars' loss
    We Are Mizzou: Tigers in the NFL

It's kind of been a worst-case scenario for Blaine Gabbert this year. Before the season began, I expressed the desire for him to get a redshirt year of sorts and sit behind an established veteran. Then the Jags released said veteran. Then Gabbert got thrown into the fire with no conceivable skill position talent around him (aside from MJD, of course). Tight end Marcedes Lewis cannot catch his passes for some reason, and the receivers are terrible. He's getting the yips (as any of us probably would have expected him to), and the year has been something of a disaster. His career could really follow one of two paths, then: either this becomes a learning experience, and his instincts continue to get honed toward competence in the future ... or the yips never go away, and he never gets any confidence in his surroundings. Hoping for the former, obviously. One bad rookie year does not a bad career make, but I still wish he'd been on the bench this year.

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  • Poll Movement
    Fox Sports MW: SLU, Mizzou both ranked in the latest poll
  • Mizzou: Still Better Than Binghamton
    Unranked America East: Bearcats Lose Big to Mizzou (Yet, Kep it Closer Than Cal Did)


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