E.J. Gaines: better than the Carl Gettis Treatment™?? Lofty words, Coach Ford. (Photo via Bill Carter.)
Mizzou Basketball Links
- MUtigers.com: Mizzou Tuesday Rundown in D.C.
- The Trib (Steve Walentik): Anderson talks NCAA Tournament
- The Trib: Refocused Tigers insist there's no quit in them
The Missourian: MU opens NCAA Tournament against Cincinnati
The Missourian: MU needs improvement for NCAA Tournament
The Missourian: ESPN's Pat Forde analyzes MU's tournament chances
KC Star: Missouri knows it must start making stops on defense
KC Star: Fans agree: Mizzou has its man in Mike Anderson
- KBIA Sports Extra: Scouting Report: Cincinnati Bearcats
Other Basketball Links
PowerMizzou: Big 12 got the big shaft
KC Star: Tyshawn Taylor's speed could drive Kansas in tourney
KC Star: K-State's Jamar Samuels wants to redeem himself in this year's tourney
Cowboys Ride For Free: Oklahoma State Takes Care of Harvard, 71-54
Payscale.com: 2011 March Madness Predictions
The Dagger: The longest minute of ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb's TV career
Five Thirty Eight: When 15th Is Better Than 8th: The Match Shows the Bracket is Backward
Casual Hoya: Talking Georgetown Basketball with Former President Bill Clinton
Mizzou Football Links
ESPN.com (Insider): Forget the combine. For guys like Blaine Gabbert, pro days are the answer
SB Nation: NFL Scouts Eager to See Blaine Gabbert's Pro Day At Missouri
The Trib (Dave Matter): Spring Practice No. 5: Late push for offense
Cornerback would appear to be the position hit hardest by the departure of last year’s senior class as MU replaces four-year starter Carl Gettis on one side and two-year starter Kevin Rutland on the other side. But it’s probably an understatement to say Missouri’s coaches are thrilled with the combination of Kip Edwards and E.J. Gaines. Edwards, a 6-1 junior, might be the most athletic cornerback Missouri’s had under Pinkel. Gaines, who played some as MU’s fourth corner last year, is a bit smaller at 5-10 but is already one of the most physical defensive backs on the team. Pinkel’s assistants rarely gush publicly over their players, especially underclassmen, but when I asked cornerbacks coach Cornell Ford how Edwards and Gaines rank as pure covermen compared to past starters, he didn’t blink. "They’re better," he said.
PowerMizzou: Tuesday practice report
Bud Sasser spun Daniel Easterly around and made a wide open over the shoulder grab downfield. I continue to be impressed with Sasser and think he'll be hard to keep off the field.
Speaking of hard to keep off the field, we might have mentioned Jimmie Hunt can play. On one grab over the middle, he stopped in mid-stride, reversed field and cut around a defender for a big gain. One observer at practice asked, "Who's that #88?" They'll all know soon enough.
Later in the workout, Hunt went high for a pass from Ashton Glaser, made the grab and was flipped head over heels. He held on to the ball as he hit the ground on his back.
- PowerMizzou: Jerrell Jackson ready for swan song
- We Are Mizzou: Coach Stec Mic'd Up (Not nearly enough bleeps.)
Other Football Links
Strong Football: 4-3 Defensive Line Play Part I
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: No. 13 Mizzou Hosts SIU on Wednesday
Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Men's Golf Claims Second Consecutive Title (Break up the Fightin' Mark Leroux's!)
MUtigers.com: Wrestling Heads to NCAA's
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes
- The Trib: New MU academic offerings cater to sports-minded
SB Nation: Introducing SB Nation's Starting Five Newsletter