Mizzou Links, 12-16-11

COLUMBIA, MO - DECEMBER 15: Kadeem Green #15 of the Missouri Tigers dunks over Aaron Anderson #15 of the Kennesaw State Owls during the game on December 15, 2011 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mizzou Basketball Links

Last night was a coach's dream: a super-easy win that gives you plenty of reasons to still light into your players. There is certainly value in struggling for a good 15 minutes and still winning by 37.

  • Mizzou > Kennesaw State
    MUtigers.com: No. 8 Tigers Dominate Kennesaw State 104-67
    MUtigers.com: Post Game Notes
    MUtigers.com: Post Game Quotes
    MUtigers.com: Box Score
    The Trib: Tigers improve to 10-0 with another rout
    The Missourian: Missouri balances finals week and win over Kennesaw State
    The Missourian: Kadeem Green makes an impression in Missouri victory
    KC Star: After a lethargic start, Missouri runs its record to 10-0
    KC Star: Missouri Notebook
    Post-Dispatch: MU romps after slow start
    Fox Sports MW: No. 10 Missouri routs Kennesaw State 104-67
    KBIA Sports Extra: Tigers cruise to first 10-0 start in 20 years
  • The Trib: Tigers embrace value of video under Haith

    "I’m a big film guy," Haith said. "I watch tape all the time. ... I think that’s the best learning tool. I think we’ll always teach that way."

    His predecessor, Mike Anderson, wasn’t as invested in breaking down video. It ran counter to his coaching philosophy. His high-pressure system was designed to take teams out of their normal style, and, as often as possible, he wanted his players to score before the defense had a chance to get set. So Anderson didn’t think there was a great need to study an opponent’s tendencies.

    The Tigers did watch film, but they were mostly trying to fine-tune what they were doing.

    "Coach Haith balances that really well," MU video coordinator Bryan Tibaldi said. "It’s not just about who we’re playing. It does come down to how we want to play, and it’s still imposing our will."

  • Post-Dispatch: Who will fill the void in St. Louis sports?

    3. Frank Haith: The first-year Missouri basketball coach certainly had an awkward beginning. He wasn't a popular hire. Then Haith's name was linked to a disgraced former Miami booster who made serious allegations about improprieties in the Hurricanes' athletic department. But Haith has the undefeated, nationally ranked Tigers off to a rollicking start. Haith's players clearly enjoy playing for him; the Tigers work hard and play smart. The new coach is winning over skeptics and making new friends. [...]

    15. Phil Pressey: Is the Mizzou sophomore on his way to becoming one of the top point guards in college basketball?

Mizzou Football Links

William Moore's coverage forced that Gabbert INT. Another rough night for the rookie. Doesn't have much help but looked rattled vs the rush
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So um, unimpressive performance by Blaine Gabbert last night, I presume? It is usually pretty difficult to figure out how much blame to assign the quarterback and the line on sacks, but I think it's safe at this point to say that neither Gabbert's pocket presence nor his terrible line (even if they're decent at run blocking, that doesn't mean they're good at pass protection) have graded out well this year.

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