Mizzou Links, 8-17-11

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
    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


So Kansas may be opening its blouse too, eh?

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
  • Practice Reports
    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.

    MUtigers.com: Camp Notebook: Ressel Makes Pressure Kick
    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
  • Offensive Line
    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
  • Special Teams
    The Missourian: Missouri hunting for return man
  • Walk-On Goodness
    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
  • Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Coach's Corner: Morgan Steward
  • J-Mac
    Post-Dispatch: Brother says Jeremy Maclin is fine

Other Football Links


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