Mizzou Links, 4-14-11

Kenji Jackson: setting an example. (Photo via Bill Carter.)

Mizzou Basketball Links

Obviously there's only so much you can conclude about a coaching staff without seeing all the pieces work together during an actual recruiting or basketball season, but it's hard to complain about what's been compiled so far...

  • MUtigers.com: Mizzou's Frank Haith Announces Staff Additions
  • UofLSports.com: Assistant Coach Tim Fuller Leaves for Missouri
  • The Trib: MU lands basketball assistant from Louisville
    The Trib: Haith announces Fuller, Nestor as assistant coaches
  • The Missourian: Missouri adds Louisville assistant coach Tim Fuller to staff
  • KC Star: Haith adds three to his Missouri basketball staff
  • Post-Dispatch: Haith announces additions to his staff
  • The Dagger: Missouri gets ace recruiter Tim Fuller from Louisville

Mizzou Football Links

  • MUtigers.com: Black & Gold Game Highlights Action-Packed Saturday
  • The Trib: Kenji Jackson sets example for MU defender

    Jerrell Jackson caught a case of the Wobbly Leg on March 19 midway through the spring’s first scrimmage. As he extended for a James Franklin pass down the seam, Jackson’s day met its abrupt end.

    He played the role of bug. Strong safety Kenji Jackson was the windshield, leaving his teammate splattered on Faurot Field, his legs wobbling as he walked off.

    "I know Jerrell’s probably upset," Kenji Jackson said after the scrimmage. "I’m just trying to do my job. I know he’s doing his job, too."

    Thursday, it was Tavon Bolden’s turn to make a receiver’s knees weak. This time, tight end Michael Egnew made a catch for a short gain but crash-landed when Bolden speared the 6-foot-6 All-American, sending him head over heels into the turf.

    Yesterday, Kenronte Walker joined the club, walloping slot receiver Gahn McGaffie with such force the safety’s helmet popped off, tumbling away faster than McGaffie as he plodded back to the sideline.

    While Missouri’s quarterback race has commanded the headlines this spring and its defensive front has controlled the line of scrimmage, the back end of the defense is not so quietly making an impression.

  • Draft
    Pro Football Talk: Fitzgerald sends Cardinals a message: Don't draft a quarterback
    NFL.com: Casserly rates Blaine Gabbert over Sanchez
    Smart Football: Did Cam Newton play in a "one read" passing offense at Auburn?

Big 12 Football Links

Is it just me, or are people going overboard with the superlatives about the Big 12-Fox deal?  Obviously it's impressive, but in the end, doesn't this work out to the $15 million/year or so that we were expecting (when including the ABC/ESPN piece of the equation)?  Are we just dealing with a "soft bigotry of low expectations" situation here, where nobody actually expected Beebe to deliver on what he promised?  Am I missing something?  Don't get me wrong: it's a solid deal, but ... it's still the deal we were more-or-less expecting/demanding last summer, isn't it?

Other Mizzou Links


  • Pitt Blather: Big East Expansion Clusterf**k (As good an explanation as I've seen recently regarding Villanova and football.)
  • CBS Sports: NCAA passes a few football-related rules changes
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