Mizzou Links, 8-31-11

 Bill C. Family Update

It was a start-and-stop kind of night for the Bill C. family, but as of 5:35 a.m., Baby Bill C. had yet to make her appearance.

 Mizzou Football Links

So I dont have a fancy google reader like Bill C. does, so if I miss stuff this morning, please feel free to drop it in the post.  

  • General Football Goodness
    The Trib: Concerns on the O-line

    Only four players have started at center for Missouri the past 14 seasons.  It's been a continuous cycle of All-Big XII snappers that started with Rob Riti in 1997 and continued through Tim Barnes last fall.

    However, the next center streak is over before it got started: Travis Ruth will miss Saturday’s opener against Miami (Ohio), the game that was supposed to be the junior’s first career start at center. Out since Aug. 13 with a strained Achilles’ tendon, Ruth will watch as left guard Jayson Palmgren moves over and handles the snapping duties, just as he’s done the last three weeks of practice. By most accounts, it’s been a seamless transition.

    "If you would have told me last year when the season ended that Jayson Palmgren would replace Tim Barnes … that would not have been my first guess of the guys we had," offensive coordinator David Yost said.

    The Trib (Dave Matter): Behind the Numbers (Miami, OH)
    Post-Dispatch: Dom Hamilton likes to talk
    KC Star: James Franklin opens up
    KC Star: Previous MU QB debuts
    PowerMizzou: Top Tigers
    Powermizzou: TJ Moe in PM TV
  • Marching Mizzou
    MUTigers.com: Alden visits the band (which I understand is up over 300 members now)
    Maneater: Rally Champlin will be busy with WORLD'S LARGEST BASS DRUM

 Other Football Links

  • 2011
    SI.com (RMN-friend Andy Staples): The College Football Fan's Prayer
    College Football Talk: Female kicker invited back to Spring Practice at Va Tech
    College Football Talk: Injured Rutgers player Legrand to join broadcast team (this IS awesome)
    ESPN: Paterno hopes to coach opener from the sideline
    Chicago Trib Illinois excited not to start season with loss to Mizzou (snuck this one in because, well, how could you NOT?
  • Riding the Pine
    ESPN: NCAA sits down 8 players from Miami for varying lengths of time
    ESPN: OK State will have two miss the opener
    ESPN: Ohio State plans widespread compliance program (You don't say)
  • Eco-Kat's Got 'Em Rolling in the Aisles...or at least has us rolling in the aisles.
    KC Star: Mixed Reaction

 MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011

 Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Alden in KC on...stuff
    KC Star: What did you really expect him to say at this point? {Supposedly the most interesting thing to come from the Tiger Club meeting was Gary Pinkel saying Sheldon had lost 8 pounds of fat in camp and put on 8 pounds of muscle, and Alden talking about future plans for Faurot, which could eventually bring seating up to 80K.  He also said all games but the Miami, OH game could be sold-out.}

 Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUTigers.com: Kreklow is NATIONAL Player of the Week
    MUTigers.com: Mizzou prepares for first road test of the season at MTSU
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    The Trib: More siblings commit to Lady Tigers
  • Mizzou Cross Country
    MUtigers.com: Tigers kick off the season
  • Mizzou Softball
    The Trib: Tremendous Stubble to be around a very, very, very long time

The names of the suitors change by the year. Missouri softball Coach Ehren Earleywine’s answer does not.

When he learned that two Southeastern Conference programs had sought permission to speak with him about their coaching vacancies this summer, Earleywine gave MU associate athletic director Tim Hickman the same stock response.

"Just tell them no," said Earleywine, who has become increasingly coveted after leading the Tigers to three straight College World Series appearances. "I’m not even interested in hearing it."

The overtures never go further.

"I don’t know why any of them call, to be honest," Earleywine said. "I just don’t have any interest in leaving."


 Other

  • ESPN: Steven Strasburg to start on Tuesday {I included this because watching his debut last year is still one of the most amazing and memorable sports moments in my life, and I am really hoping for BASEBALL'S sake that he can get back to that level}

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