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Eric Waters will be okay, James Franklin will probably play versus Kentucky, and Jabari Brown waits his turn for Mizzou Basketball.
Sorry for the tardiness ... Rally Baby's Randomly Awful Night Of The Week™ came early this week. Not cool.
Mizzou Football Links
More From Saturday
The Trib: Atmosphere is electric then dead
The Trib: Sheldon Richardson shines but gets no help
The Trib: GAME NOTES: Alabama 42, Missouri 10
The Trib: Alabama's Eddie Lacy doesn't stop
The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook: Rammer Jammer Tigers Hammered
9. Slive absolutely has to suspend backup Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning: Late in the fourth quarter he pulverized tailback Russell Hansbrough with a belly-to-back suplex, earning a 15-yard personal foul. The officials threw the flag, then let the Tigers' offensive linemen get away with some vengeance on the next couple snaps. Guard Evan Boehm and center Brad McNulty double-teamed and drove Fanning to the turf on the next play, then guard Max Copeland took him down and appeared to whack off his helmet after the whistle. I'd be stunned if Fanning doesn't draw a one-game benching from the commissioner.
10. Pinkel said this Alabama team might be the best team he's ever seen. That would make sense to say shortly after they clobbered his Tigers, but maybe he's right. There doesn't appear to be any weaknesses on this team. AJ McCarron could throw for 350 yards a week if they asked that of him. Lacy looked every bit as dominant as Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were at their peaks in college. The offensive line moved bodies at will. The defensive front got pressure without having to blitz. Linebacker C.J. Mosley deserves to be mentioned with Georgia's Jarvis Jones and South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney for SEC defensive player of the year. And the secondary has a deep cast of playmakers. From my perch in the press box and on the couch, I'd still rank Miami's 2001 team as the best of the BCS era, followed by, in no particular order, 2005 Texas, 2003 Oklahoma (which lost the Big 12 title game to Kansas State) and the Leinart-Bush USC teams of 2004-05.
Eric Waters ... Whew
The Trib: Waters' injury diagnosed as a muscle strain
KC Star: MU tight end Waters diagnosed with a muscle strain, expected to rejoin team shortly
QB No. 1
The Trib: James Franklin: Plan is for me to play vs. Kentucky
"Also: Be Really Good At Football And Become Tight With Warren Buffett..."
The Missourian: Former tigers quarterback tells students to "invest"
Mizzou Basketball Links
The Missourian: Final Big 12 banner raised at Mizzou Arena
The Trib: Transfer Brown deals with delay joining team
The Trib: SEC basketball soft? That's a bunch of 'stuff.'
Watch For Flying Frying Pans...
PowerMizzou: Where are they now: Stefhon Hannah
Other Basketball Links
The Season Approaches
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Counting down the Top 25 ... 24 ... 23 ... 22 ... 21
Mizzou Soccer Links
Florida 2, Mizzou 1
MUtigers.com: No. 14 Mizzou Edged by No. 9 Florida, 2-1
KBIA Sports: Missouri loses at No. 9 Florida
Mizzou 2, Alabama 1
MUtigers.com: No. 14 Mizzou Downs Alabama, 2-1
Mizzou Volleyball Links
Mizzou 3, Mississippi State 0
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Sweeps Mississippi State
The Trib: Missing players, Missouri leads Mississippi State, 3-0
The Missourian: Missouri sweeps Mississippi State, wins 3-0
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
MUtigers.com: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader
The Missourian: Missouri wraps up fall season with a 7-1 record
SimmonsField.com: Who's on First: PAC-Men
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball in the Majors: Mad Max
SimmonsField.com: Southern Exposure: The Boys of Auburn
SimmonsField.com: SEC Fan's Guide to Mizzou Baseball: A Weekend in CoMo
Other Mizzou Links
Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Team Remains Perfect on the Fall Season, Takes Down Ranked Opponents
Mizzou Women's Golf
MUtigers.com: Hepler Leads Tigers to Fourth Place Finish at Hoosier Invite
Mizzou Cross Country
MUtigers.com: Tigers Look Forward After Wisconsin Adidas Invitational
Mizzou Women's Basketball
The Missourian: Young Missouri women's basketball team debuts at Mizzou Madness