Mizzou Basketball Links
The Trib: MU players take to Haith
The Trib (Dave Matter): TAKE TWO: An alternative look at the day in sports
The Missourian: New Missouri coach Frank Haith introduced to new fans and new team
The Missourian: Phil Pressey and Matt Pressey's status uncertain with Missouri
KC Star: MU's Haith looks at negativity as a positive
KC Star: Kim English, Laurence Bowers happy with Haith, ready to heal
KC Star (Campus Corner): Haith does not see Watkins staying at MU
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou seeking 'Faith in Haith'
Post-Dispatch: Haith: 'I want to win'
Post-Dispatch: Haith vows to make inroads recruiting eastern, southeastern Missouri
Post-Dispatch: English shows support for new MU coach (in case you missed it in FanShots)
Post-Dispatch (Gordon): No faith? MU's Haith undaunted
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Haith's pitch
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Player Haithing
PowerMizzou: SLIDESHOW: Haith is here
- KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Get to know Coach Haith
- The Maneater: MU introduces Haith to fans
Fox Sports MW: New Mizzou coach leaves tough job in Miami
Fox Sports MW: Introduction opens window into mind of Haith
- Big 12 Sports: Mizzou Hires Frank Haith To Lead Men's Basketball Program
Big 12 Basketball Links
USA Today: Kansas' Josh Selby working out in Vegas, but 'no decision' yet on NBA
Lawrence Journal-World (AP): Frank Martin happy at KSU, but would listen to Miami
Mizzou Football Links
The Trib (Dave Matter): Spring Practice No. 10: Back in action
James Franklin got his only interception out of the way early, throwing it on his very first snap of 11-on-11, a pick by cornerback Randy Ponder on a sideline route intended for Lucas. From there, Franklin was sharp, converting a third-down with a floater over a couple blitzing defenders that Gahn McGaffie somehow snagged over the middle. Franklin ended his final possession with a slick 2-yard TD run on a zone-read option. Franklin hasn't done much running this spring, focusing more on going through his progressions and staying patient in the pocket.
Tyler Gabbert moved the chains on his first series, drilling a third-down pass to T.J. Moe on an underneath pattern against tight coverage from the No. 1 defense. A snap later, another third-down simulated play, Gabbert gunned a strike to a diving Kemp for the first down. I don't think there's any question that Gabbert has the strongest arm in terms of velocity and squeezing the ball into tight windows. And of the three, he's the least reckless with the ball — and probably considerably more prudent with throwing the ball away than his brother was at this stage. On his final possession, a red-zone drill, Gabbert feathered a tunnel screen to Kemp, who zigged and zagged through a wall of blockers for a 15-yard touchdown.
Besides the depth chart changes, the biggest story of the Tuesday's practice may have been a subtle one. On a few plays during team drills, the quarterback would line up under center with a running back behind him. A tight end would be attached with his hand on the ground, and just behind him, another running back would line up.
Does that mean Missouri is using a ... fullback?
"We don't call them a fullback," Pinkel said, playing along with a reporter's joke. "We call him a halfback."
But, according to Lawrence, that's the position Greg White and Jared Culver were playing in that formation.
"Yeah, it's a fullback," Lawrence said bluntly. "We're trying to get some new looks out there."
ESPN.com AFC East Blog: Gailey explains two most critical QB traits
Other Football Links
- EDSBS: NEGATIVE RECRUITING PITCHES FROM THE YEAR 2011
- Mercury News: Pac-12 TV negotiations: It's all about exposure (and a little money, too)
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Play KU at Kauffman Stadium
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Players of the Week
MUtigers.com: Tigers in the Professional Ranks
MUtigers.com: Tigers Close Road Trip at Evansville
MUtigers.com: Tiger Golfers Win Again
The Missourian: MU men's golfers win fourth straight tournament at Mizzou Intercollegiate