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Mizzou Football Links
You know, I've lived in Columbia for 14 years, have lived here during the summer for the last nine years ... and have never been to Mizzou Football Fan Day. How does that happen exactly?
The Missourian: Fan Day with dad part of finding footing for recent military veteran
KBIA Sports Extra: Mizzou football Fan Day draws thousands
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Football Fan Day
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Fan Day Timelapse
PowerMizzou: PHOTOS: Fresh Faces in Camp
Rivals.com: Big 12 Preview
BREAKOUT DEFENSIVE STAR: Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden. Some might contend that he broke out by posting a team-high 85 tackles last season. Yet he was overshadowed by higher-profile teammates and did not make the All-Big 12 team. This season, he'll be a focus of the Tigers' defense and will be a strong candidate for postseason honors. [...]
BEST OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Missouri's David Yost. He took over the reins in 2009 when former OC Dave Christensen left to become coach at Wyoming. Missouri has had one of the country's most productive passing games. This season, Yost is hoping for similar success working with a new starting quarterback, James Franklin.
PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Kentrell Brothers
We Are Mizzou: Big Brothers - Brandon Durant
PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Brandon Durant
We Are Mizzou: Big Brothers - Taylor Chappell
The Trib: Pinkel wants a tailback to emerge from the pack
KC Star: Missouri is looking to ditch running back by committee
We Are Mizzou: 2011 Wide Receivers
Post-Dispatch: Hard hits are Will Ebner's specialty
KC Star (Campus Corner): Hard hits from Mizzou's Kenji Jackson
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou, Illini make use of scouting services
Former Mizzou Football Player Links
The Maclin thing is getting a little weird, by the way. Obviously unknowns lead to c-r-a-z-y speculation on message boards, and I've been avoiding mentioning any of said ridiculousness, but ... it's odd that they still don't know what's ailing him, good or bad.
CBS Sports: Gabbert has the look of Jacksonville's next big thing
San Jose Mercury News: Rookie Aldon Smith's ferocity impresses San Francisco 49ers
Post-Dispatch: St. Louisan Maclin out with undisclosed illness
Post-Dispatch: Former Mizzou QB Smith gets new chance in Buffalo
Other Football Links
1) I always enjoy podcasting with Allen from BH.
2) Guess who started the "drastic" Arizona State fight rumors that may have overshot what really happened? I'll give you a hint: it starts with "Sports By Broo--" I'll let you fill in the rest. I really wish he'd just leave college sports alone. (That said, Vontaze Burfict getting into a crazy fight isn't exactly the most difficult thing in the world to believe.)
3) I can't decide whether I think the FOIA Longhorn Network info below is interesting and damning, or ... if it just looks like what a Longhorn Network contract is supposed to look like. It's an intriguing read, but I'm leaning toward the latter.
Blatant Homerism: PODCAST: Bill Connelly
A&M and The Longhorn Network
The Midnight Yell: Documents Reveal Intention Behind Longhorn Network
Thee Bears: Are Aggies the Biggest Drama Queens in the Country or Just the Big 12?
College Football Talk: Projected Sun Devils starters at LB out several weeks with injury
SB Nation: Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict, Kevin Ozier Scuffle, Leading To Drastic Rumors
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns look for turnaround similar to 1977 and 1998
Matt's College Sports Media Blog: What's New for College Football on TV in 2011?
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Marcus Denmon Making National Name At USA Camp
The Trib: World of good experiences for Denmon
PowerMizzou: Four-star PG gets Tiger offer, will visit
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Women's Hoops Announces Tough Schedule
Grantland: Brian Phillips on the soccer rivalry between the United States and Mexico