Mizzou Football Links
The Trib (Dave Matter): Camp Chronicles: More work for Moe?
It's an unwritten rule for practiced journalists not to divulge potentially sensitive details (formations, trick plays, etc.) that unfold during preseason practices, which I've always considered a price worth paying for the wide-open access Pinkel grants during the preseason. It's his office we're allowed to visit to see how things operate. But if we steal any staplers or paper clips, the office door will close in a hurry. Are the Tigers working on some wrinkles that they dabbled with during spring practices? Yes. And my guess is you'll see them come Sept. 3. That's about as much as there is to share.
Finally, a feel-good note. I talked to Munir Prince, who is serving as the GA for Offensive Quality Control for Missouri. He told me a lot of his duties have to do with making sure game plans, scouting reports, etc., are all in and up to date. He approached Pinkel about possibly joining the staff about five months ago.
"He called me about two weeks into July and he said, 'Munir, we've got a job for you if you are ready to go' and I was ready to go," Prince said. "I wouldn't have joined this if I didn't want to be a coach. The work I do now is hard. Well, it's not hard, it's just time consuming. If I didn't want to be a coach, I wouldn't be doing it."
MUtigers.com: VIDEO: A Tiger Style Breakfast
MUtigers.com: VIDEO: Camp Notebook: Tigers Take Two
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Battle for the Black Jerseys
PowerMizzou: Free Practice Film
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Coach's Corner
PowerMizzou: PHOTOS: Backfield in Focus
KBIA Sports Extra: Tuesday Mizzou Football Camp Photos
Hey, Was Sheldon There?
Post-Dispatch: No-show biz: Still no Sheldon Richardson at Mizzou
The Missourian: Jimmy Costello returns as mentor to Missouri quarterbacks
Post-Dispatch: At Mizzou, a hot battle for the No. 2 QB job
The Trib: Elvis Fisher: Right man at left tackle
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Defensive Line
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Kip Edwards
PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Wesley Leftwich
BROCK O-LI-VO (CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP)
Lost Lettermen: Missouri's Brock Olivo is Running Backs Coach for UFL's Omaha Nighthawks
Other Football Links
A&M is the 7 who thinks she's a 10, always threatening to leave. What self-respecting guy wants that kind of relationship?
So in the last three weeks or so, ATM folks have started more rumors regarding their departure from the Big 12 than Mizzou did in six months of MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ last summer (and yes, if you're not a Twitter person, and if you ignore I Am the 12th Man, then you missed yet another "OMG THEY'RE TOTALLY DRAWING UP THE PAPERS! WE'RE LEAVING. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN SOON. REALLY, YOU GUYS" rumorfest. And like the others, it turned out to be 97% bluster. It's getting a bit embarrassing at some point because, again, you cannot force this thing to happen (as it might one day) just because you're tired of waiting. But for any further points, just check out TB's post below. He says everything I could think to say, including pointing out that ATM-to-SEC and Texas-as-Independent are not nearly as rosy and cheery for those schools as some fans are wanting to think.
As for Travis Lewis' injury ... 1) It's "up to eight weeks," and Mizzou-OU is just 6.5 weeks away, so there's a decent chance he's back by then anyway, and 2) Even without him, we're still not winning in Norman. Why? Because nobody does. Go into that game with no expectations, please, even if we're 3-0 and averaging 40-point wins.
Bring On The Cats: While Realignment Rumors Spread, Remember That Fans Don't Make the Decisions
EDSBS: TEXAS A&M TO STAY IN COLLEGE STATION
Team Speed Kills: S&P Downgrades Big 12 in Surprising Move
SBN.com: The Chief Executive Officer And The Texas Longhorns
College Football Talk: Huge blow: Sooners lose Travis Lewis for up to two months
Smart Football: Snag, stick, and the importance of triangles (yes, triangles) in the passing game
Arizona Republic: ASU linebacker Vontaze Burfict's antics still a concern
This Makes Too Much Sense
EDSBS: New Classification Scheme
SI.com: Andrew Luck, Big Ten expansion, more reasons to love 2011 season
Post-Dispatch: NCAA looks at more benefits for athletes
Other Mizzou Links
Big 12 Sports: 2011 Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team, Awards Announced
MUtigers.com: Brimmage, Kreklow Land on All-Big 12 Team
MUtigers.com: VIDEO: Volleyball Opens Practice
Consider the afternoon's roundtable your USMNT-vs-Mexico live thread tonight, eh? And I'm totally making the below biscuits the next time we make chili...
SI.com (Grant Wahl): U.S. team must develop more attack-based style
SI.com (Steve Davis): Jurgen klinsmann era for U.S. starts against archrival Mexico
Yanks Abroad: Michael Bradley optimistic for future
Serious Eats: Bread Baking: Corn and Cheddar Muffins