There's a Mike Anderson post coming up soon enough, so ... how about we focus on everything in the Mizzou universe that DOESN'T involve Mike Anderson for a little while?
Mizzou Football Links
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Saturday's scrimmage stats
The Trib (Dave Matter): Defense claims first spring scrimmage
On the first play of a starters-vs.-starter series, Franklin didn't see Gooden flashing across the field in coverage and threw the ball right at the outside linebacker. Gooden cruised into the end zone on a 40-yard return. "Pre-snap, I was throwing to the left," Franklin said. "He was right of the center, and I know Zaviar's fast, but when I was going for the snap, I put my head down. When I brought it up, I saw the slant there. But what I didn't see was him coming across the field. That one was on me."
On the next series, Madison whipped past left tackle Jack Meiners and seemed to have Franklin knocked unbalanced while he was scanning his reads downfield. Franklin got spun around and wildly threw downfield for L'Damian Washington, nearly getting picked again as Kenji Jackson swarmed Washington and the ball. A play later, Franklin underthrew his target and hit Jackson in the feet. Franklin admitted later he wasn't doing a great job of flushing his mistakes before taking the next snap.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Xavier Smith is turning some heads the last few days. On a bubble screen from Glaser to Sasser, Smith easily shed a block by Jaleel Clark and dropped Sasser near the line of scrimmage. A few plays later, another backup in the secondary, walk-on Randy Ponder, smoked Eric Waters in the open field, leaving the tight end shaky getting up.
PowerMizzou: Defense wins first scrimmage
L'Damian Washington and Rolandis Woodland really stood out at receiver. Washington finished with four catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns, and Woodland caught four for 60. Woodland showed his potential to be dynamic with the ball in his hands, as he juked defenders on two long catch-and-runs. Bud Sasser led the receivers with six catches, but never got the ball with room to work, finishing with 27 yards.PowerMizzou: PHOTOS: The sideline view
PLAY OF THE DAY: During the two-minute drill (Really, a one-minute, 30-second drill), Gabbert threw off his back foot about thirty yards downfield to Washington on the sideline. Washington caught the ball, made a cut towards the hash to juke Daniel Easterly, and coasted the rest of the way to a 64-yard touchdown. For most of the day, Tyler Gabbert looked more like Chase Daniel, completing passes underneath and keeping the chains moving with his accuracy. That play, however, was a Blaine-type moment.
- KBIA Sports Extra: PHOTOS: Defense shines, quarterbacks struggle at scrimmage
The Trib: QB competition heats up
PowerMizzou: In due time
College Football Talk: Blaine's bro might have closed the Mizzou QB gap
The Trib: Blossoming of Blaine
PowerMizzou: Tailbacks get first shot at separation
Mizzou Basketball Links
Okay, it would be weird if I didn't give you ANY basketball links...
The Trib: This season was no fairy tale
Big 12 Basketball Links
And a few Big 12-related links....
- NY Times (The Quad): For Kansas State's Martin, Emotion is Never Far Away
- The Dagger: Questionable five-second call leads to Texas' latest early exit
- KC Star (Upon Further Review): KU: Onward and Upward
- The Dagger: The best and worst of the NCAA tournament's opening week
Mizzou Softball Links
Mizzou 4, North Dakota State 3
Mizzou 10, Western Michigan 0
The Missourian: Missouri captures two very different wins in Friday's doubleheader
Mizzou 11, North Dakota State 2
MUtigers.com: No. 13 Tigers Beat North Dakota State, 11-2
KBIA Sports Extra: Missouri softball continues winning streak
Mizzou 10, Western Michigan 1
Mizzou 2, Minnesota 0
MUtigers.com: Tigers Go 5-0 at Wilson Classic
The Missourian: Missouri scores just two runs, but gets shutout win
KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou softball team adds five wins to their total, ready for Big 12 play
KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Mizzou softball tops Minnesota 2-0
Mizzou Baseball Links
Mizzou 7, Central Michigan 6
The Missourian: Missouri's Garcia has seen hits fall during home winning streak
The Trib: MU's Garcia finds groove
Mizzou 14, Central Michigan 7
MUtigers.com: Bats Lead Mizzou to 14-7 Win Over CMU
The Missourian: Sophomore splitting time between roles for MU baseball team
The Missourian: MU softball gets win, leads in postponed game
Mizzou 8, Central Michigan 6
Central Michigan 8, Mizzou 1
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Splits Twin Billing With CMU
The Missourian: Missouri focuses on mental game as team wins second straight series
KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou baseball wins three of four-game series against Central Michigan, improves to 8-5 in March
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Bradley Takes Third, Schavrien Sixth
The Missourian: Two Missouri wrestlers earn All-America honors
The Missourian: Missouri wrestlers finish strong at NCAAs
MUtigers.com: Mary Burke Takes All-Around at Big 12s
The Missourian: MU gymnast Mary Burke wins all-around at Big 12 Championships
KBIA Sports Extra: Nebraska takes Big 12 gymnastics title, Mizzou's Burke first in all-around