Mizzou Football Links
Really nice Matter story about Dave Christensen. It's always interesting to me just how open coaches are to showing other coaches their tricks. We've spoken many times about Don Faurot, the Split-T, and how if WWII hadn't happened when it did, he'd have held a startling tactical advantage for many, many years; well ... with the way coaches are, Faurot would have probably just had some coaches show up in Columbia one day, and he'd have shown them all his tricks regardless.
Also: OMG THEY'RE PUTTING IN A FULLBACK.
- The Trib: Oklahoma quarterback is Big 12's top returning playmaker
The Trib: Dave Christensen turns to spread guru for help at Wyoming
In January 2005, shortly after Missouri had finished a disappointing 5-6 season, Pinkel arranged a meeting with Brandon at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Louisville, Ky. In 2001 and 2002, when Brandon was a Bowling Green offensive assistant under Urban Meyer, the Falcons had dismantled Pinkel’s team in consecutive upsets. When Meyer left for Utah, Brandon took over at Bowling Green and continued to produce one of the country’s most prolific offenses, using a no-huddle shotgun spread attack.
Over breakfast, Pinkel asked Brandon if he could send his offensive staff to Bowling Green to learn the spread. ...
With Daniel running a more pass-oriented version of the same offense, Missouri became one of the game’s elite spread systems, averaging 468 yards and 38 points per game over the next three seasons. Soon enough, other coaches were coming to Columbia to study the system Christensen had developed, including Brandon, who said MU’s version of the spread became the most creative in the country.
PowerMizzou: Strong in-state start
Other Football Links
I'm not going to lie: I love Beano Cook. He is an original, and he loooooooooves college football. I think I just figured out what my What I Love post is going to be at Study Hall this weekend.
- The Trib (Dave Matter): BTS Preseason Countdown: 10, 9
Beaver County Times: For Beano, Hall call was 'unbelievable'
Rivals Celebrates Its Birthday
Rivals.com: Rivals at 10: Top 10 re-ranks
Rivals.com: Rivals at 10: Decade's top 100 (The criteria for this list were quite confusing.)
Double-T Nation: Wrestling With My Thoughts on Leach and Texas Tech and What It Means for DTN
A Little Bit of Football Porn
Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio: ESPN Analyst Matt Williamson, Part I
Mizzou Basketball Links
I don't necessarily agree with the order of Walentik's rankings, but his piece is interesting because it's amazing how many new (or new-ish) pieces there are in a league that just lost two teams.
- The Trib: New coaches, all with ties to league, seek place in Big 12
- PowerMizzou: Summer Sessions: Mike Dixon
- PowerMizzou: Hoops Hot Board
Other Basketball Links
I'm still a sucker for Eddie Sutton. I know I shouldn't like him, but I can't help it.
Cowboys Ride For Free: A Recap of the First Eddie Sutton Show, With Boxes
Other Mizzou Links
a) RUGBY!!! b) Gibson's getting close to the league too ... it's amazing how good our pitching was for a few years there.
- Big 12 Sports: Missouri Athlete of the Year Candidates
- The Missourian: NCAA social networking regulations provide challenge for MU compliance department
The Trib: Former Tiger's success isn't by the numbers
The Missourian: MU rugby club scores Division I play
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: 'How To Start Your Own Sports Blog' Class Starts Next Week ('Next week' is now this week.)
Videogum: This Week in GIFs
USA Today: Behind the hike: Why Netflix is raising prices
Wet Hot American Summer
EW.com: Elizabeth Banks talks stuffing her bra and slobbering over Paul Rudd for 'Wet Hot American Summer'
YouTube: Anthony Bourdain Answers Your Questions From Reddit