Seriously ... how in the hell do practice reports continue to take a back seat?? First there's MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011 ... then Elvis Fisher's injury ... then MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011 again ... and now Nevin Shapiro...
That said, as I mentioned on Twitter last night, we are never prouder and more terrified of the Rock M Nation community than when it's time for the annual karma thread. Well done. And keep it coming!
Frank Haith Has Some 'Splaining To Do Links
More thoughts on Haith later (when I have time). For now, here are the links. And if Mizzou Basketball is trumping everything else in a mid-August links post, you know something bad has happened. I don't think a Rodney Purvis commitment would even trump football practice reports...
- Yahoo.com: Allegations: Frank Haith
- The Trib: Miami booster accuses Haith of NCAA violation
- The Trib (Steve Walentik): Haith responds to Miami booster's allegations
KC Star: MU's Frank Haith named in report on alleged NCAA violations at Miami
KC Star: MU's Haith denies 'acknowledging' payment to Miami recruit
"The reports questioning my personal interactions with Mr. Shapiro are not an accurate portrayal of my character," Haith said in a statement released through the University of Missouri shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"The NCAA has instructed me not to comment further at this time in order to protect the integrity of their review." [...]
MU athletic director Mike Alden did not return a telephone call placed by The Star on Tuesday. But the school statement said:
"The University of Missouri acknowledges that the NCAA has requested to speak with Coach Haith regarding his time at the University of Miami. As a member of the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference, the University of Missouri will cooperate fully throughout this process. Per the NCAA’s request and guiding bylaws, we are unable to comment further … "
Haith said he would be "more than happy to cooperate" with the NCAA and that he looks "forward to a quick resolution."
- Post-Dispatch: NCAA to question new MU basketball coach Haith
- CBS Sports: Frank Haith tied to massive Miami scandal
- The Dagger: Should Mizzou back Frank Haith despite ties to Miami scandal?
Will Cooperate With NCAA
Post-Dispatch: NCAA to speak with Haith as part of Miami probe
The Missourian: Missouri's Haith will cooperate with NCAA investigation of Miami
Some Miami Links Too
EDSBS: HURRICANES END CAREER ON HIGH NOTE WITH MAGNUM OPUS EDSBS RAVES GIVES 10.0 OUT OF 10.0
Smart Football: The Miami Scandal: Eleven
The 7th Floor: The Complete Anthology of Nevin Shapiro's Bounties
CBS Sports: What if what Nevin Shapiro did for UM was legal?
CBS Sports: Twelve current Miami players named in report
Dr. Saturday: For Miami, booster's bombshell means it's time to start talking about the worst
MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2010 Links
So Kansas may be opening its blouse too, eh?
- Burnt Orange Nation: Realignment: A Study in Confirmation Bias
- The Trib: ESPN doesn't see a problem with this?
- Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Big East Expansion: Big 12 Collapse, SEC Growth, ACC Sneakiness & You
A&M Still Flirting
College Football Talk: New Texas A&M chancellor says 'yes' to SEC
College Football Talk: Big 12 may slap a deadline on A&M's conference intentions
Kegs 'n Eggs: SEC Expansion Roundtable: A&M, The Big 12, and Larry Scott's Next Move
Post-Dispatch: Who is the bad guy in the Big 12-A&M-SEC triangle?
Mizzou Is Content(ish)
The Trib: Missouri's change of direction
Go Right Ahead And Try
Post-Dispatch (Bryan Burwell): Big 12 should go bold and pursue Notre Dame
Post-Dispatch: A lot of options for Big 12 to re-stock if A&M leaves
The ACC Did What?
ACC Sports: Swofford, ACC Quietly Studied 14- And 16-Team Models Last Year
Shakin The Southland: SEC Expansion and Clemson: Initial Thoughts on the Matter
Kansas Has Done What?
College Football Talk: Kansas State joins the network party with K-StateHD.TV
Mizzou Football Links
Remember when football practice reports were the No. 1 show for links posts? That was awesome.
- MUtigers.com: Mizzou Launches Improved MizzouGameday.com
The Trib (Dave Matter): Camp Chronicles: Sweet Sixteen
How is [James] Franklin handling the loss of [Elvis] Fisher? No sweat. "I have 20-15 vision, so I don’t have a blind side," he joked after practice. Franklin was kidding, obviously. But I think it's significant that he displayed some confidence in the wake of losing his best and most experienced offensive lineman. Franklin praised the work of Britt and Meiners and expressed faith in Britt's ability to replace Fisher. "It's something I try not to keep in mind when I'm back there taking a drop and worrying about pressure on the left side," he said. "I think they're doing a really good job. They're getting their job done, and I just have to get my job done no matter what happens. … Justin was a wrestler in high school, so he's got natural athletic ability. Elvis is just a beast. So, whenever they're out there, it's comforting to know they're going to work hard and they're going to get their guy." Speaking of Franklin, he showed great touch on some downfield throws during 11-on-11 drills, floating a perfect 30-yard pass to Wes Kemp over the linebackers and in front of the safeties.
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD practice film
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Coach's Corner
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Franklin and Britt
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Battle for the Black Jerseys
PowerMizzou: Slide to the left
KBIA Sports Extra: Pinkel calls LT Justin Britt "the guy" -- the undisputed replacement to injured LT Elvis Fisher
The Maneater: Experienced line shares close friendships
The Missourian: Missouri hunting for return man
The Trib: Tyler Hunt runs down dream of playing football for Tigers
Women's Football Clinic
MUtigers.com: X's and O's Clinic Set for Aug. 27
The Missourian: Wives of Pinkel, Alden to host football clinic for women
PowerMizzou: Coach's Corner: Morgan Steward
Post-Dispatch: Brother says Jeremy Maclin is fine
Other Football Links
Football Outsiders: FEI: Quality Control
CBS Sports: PODCAST: Big 12 Season Preview
College Football Talk: Big loss: Baylor abruptly loses top receiving deep threat
That Explains It...
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