So we go through summer with minimal links ... and then today happens. Hello, Media Days. There is a week's worth of links in this post ... so many, in fact, that I had to break up the other teams' Media Days links into a separate post to go up later in the day. Settle in and call in late for work ... this one's going to take you a while.
Mizzou Football Links
The first shot is fired on the Longhorn Network....by Pinkel: "There's a lack of common sense in showing HS games"
We Are Mizzou: PHOTOS: Big 12 Media Day
Tulsa World: Missouri enters season with unproven QB
Dallas Morning News: Missouri coach Gary Pinkel: Chance to play every conference team is exciting
ESPN.com (David Ubben): VIDEO: Missouri OL Elvis Fisher
The Missourian: Pinkel talks quarterbacks, Longhorn Network at Big 12 Media Days
Pinkel said in an online broadcast of the conference that he doesn’t "compare players much because it’s not fair," but he offered an assessment of Franklin’s skills, likening them to those of Smith.
"I think James has great movement," Pinkel said. "I think he can extend the play. I think he can also do damage with his feet, not only in the passing game, but in the running game. And we really haven’t had that since we had Brad Smith."
KC Star: Mizzou comfortable with challenges of the new Big 12
MUtigers.com: An Interview With Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel
Q. I guess the issue of full cost of attendance is going to be settled on the administrative level. But have you found in your experience as a head coach that there's a real need for additional funding for players, for athletes?
COACH PINKEL: I think everybody wants to give your players more money. There's no question about that. I think how realistic is it? We don't want college football to become professionals, give them paychecks. The tax implications.
All the different things that could happen, you have to analyze. But if you give one football player a stipend, or what have you, and you're going to do it to every student athlete, the 5 , 6 , 700 student athletes that you have at your school are all going to get the same, number one.
Number two is the revenue sports pay for a good portion of all the other it's not like the money is not being utilized.
I just don't know how realistic it is. I think it sounds great. Sure I'd love to give all my players more money. But to realistically make it work, I don't back when I played, it's no different, you want to win a championship.
But what you did you got your college education. And you had a great experience of playing. You had a chance to play in the NFL if you're a great player. And that's never changed. And that's to me kind of what college football is all about.
Somebody Named Sheldon Richardson ... It's Okay, I Haven't Heard Of Him Either
The Trib: Pinkel expects Richardson to join Tigers soon
KC Star: Pinkel expects Richardson at camp
Post-Dispatch: Gary Pinkel expects Sheldon Richardson at practice
KC Star (Campus Corner): Brad Madison, gift of gifts
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou expects great things on defense
The Trib (Dave Matter): Jacquies Smith prefers print edition
Lawrence Journal-World: Mizzou DE: 'No rivalry compares to KU'
Oh yeah? OH YEAH?
Post-Dispatch: Oklahoma State: Gundy sees Mizzou as new rival
PowerMizzou: Camp Preview: Tailback
The Missourian: Missouri football team adjusts its goals
The Trib (Dave Matter): Missouri releases depth chart
PowerMizzou: Key Tigers: Number 9
Big Cat Country: Matt Waldman on Blaine Gabbert
PowerMizzou: St. Louis' Brandon Shepard enjoys visit
Other Football Links
I had no idea Mizzou forced so many fumbles...
Houston Chronicle (Richard Justice): Longhorn Network is more trouble than it's worth
USA Today: NCAA summons Texas officials for summit on TV network
The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel: "There's just no common sense"
"I don’t know the details of this, but you’re going to sit there and show high school games, you’re going to advertise your school on there, where you list all the great recruits you have on there," Pinkel said of the yet-to-launch Longhorn Network's plan to televise high school games featuring Texas recruits. "You can do anything you want on there. There’s just no common sense there. That can’t happen. Are you kidding me? That’s my observation. I haven’t talked to anybody about it. … But what are we doing here?"
Just as Pinkel spoke with a small cluster of writers, Texas Coach Mack Brown was holding court with a swarm of reporters about 30 feet away. In defense of the Longhorn Network, Brown reasoned that Missouri will ultimately benefit because its high school recruits will also be featured in televised games on the LHN. Told of Brown's comments, Pinkel shared some zingers for his longtime colleague.
"That doesn’t surprise me. He’s my buddy," Pinkel said, nodding at Brown and laughing. "We’re very appreciative of that. I’ll send him a bottle of wine."
Dallas Morning News: UT's on Longhorn Network: "It's not going to be an easy partnership"
Daily Oklahoman: Even Mack Brown has an issue with the Longhorn Network
KC Star (Campus Corner): Mack Brown hopes prep games can be aired
Smart Football: Why it's almost always a bad idea to go for a two-point conversion in the first half
Football Outsiders: A Resource-Centric Model for NCAA Football Success: Part I
Tomahawk Nation: NCAA FBS Forced Fumbles: 2006-2010
Solid Verbal: Mike Leach Podcast
ESPN.com (David Ubben): Time to rank the Big 12's top 25 players
Oh yeah, and...
Stood up for 40 minutes in therapy today #itsonlyamatteroftime let's gooo
Mizzou Basketball Links
California Golden Blogs: Ricky Kreklow Transfers To Cal Basketball From Missouri
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Softball/Team USA
MUtigers.com: Team USA Wins World Cup
Daily Oklahoman: U.S. tops Japan for fifth consecutive World Cup Softball title
Daily Oklahoman: World Cup of Softball notebook: U.S. is 31-4 in World Cup history
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Baseball Summer Update - Week Six
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball in the Minors
Grantland (Jay Caspian King): Remembering Amy Winehouse
New York Times: Amy Winehouse's Music Had Knowing Guts and Flair
Salon.com: The authenticity trap
Rolling Stone: U.K. Doctor Told Amy Winehouse She Risked Death If She Didn't Get Help
EW.com: 'Community' lands for six-episode arc
Gotcha Media: Community's Dan Harmon on Omar Comin' to Greendale
Surreal Football: Football evil diagram: where does your club fit?
Getting Dusty In Here...
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