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Mizzou Football Links
- Game Week
The Trib: James Franklin puts knee injury out of mind
KC Star: Florida's Jeff Driskel concerns Missouri
KC Star: MU notebook: Pinkel talks to KC Tiger Club
On quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who was pulled in the second half of MU’s 33-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday after throwing two interceptions:
“I can tell you stories about different quarterbacks I’ve had that played a lot worse games than that and went on to play in the NFL,” Pinkel said.
On freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who caught a career-high seven passes for 25 yards on Saturday:
“It’s real important to get him involved in the game, just because he’s practicing so well,” Pinkel said.
Franklin was not asked to do much against the Wildcats. Pinkel said Mizzou was intentionally conservative with the gameplan to protect Franlkin's health. That is unlikely to be the plan this weekend. "He really made great strides last week. This week, we expect him to get better and better and better," Gary Pinkel said. "We'll determine what we do with him, what we ask him to do Saturday. We expect him to be very close to 100 percent as far as allowing us to call plays."
"I feel like on Tuesday I'll be able to move around a lot better, actually working on cutting more at full speed and kind of go from there," Franklin said.
Franklin may not be 100 percent just yet, but he's as close as he's been in a long time.
"Maybe the first game of the season against Southeastern Louisiana, although I know my shoulder was still a little sore from doing rehab and surgery, but it was more sore than hurt," Franklin said when asked the last time he played at full strength. "I really can't remember the last time I was playing without the shoulder."
Post-Dispatch: A SEC-ond look at Mizzou media day
- Please, No.
The Trib (Dave Matter): Could Missouri reach a bowl game at 5-7?
- More Like NOT SO SPECIAL Teams, AMIRITE???
The Missourian: Pinkel frustrated with Missouri's special teams
Post-Dispatch: Andrew Baggett has come a long way in short time
The Maneater: Henry Josey on Marcus Lattimore: 'That killed a lot inside me'
Josey said he intends to reach out to the downed star to offer advice and encouragement.
“Being through it, the mental process of it is the hardest thing to get through,” Josey said. “You can’t stay negative about it, you can’t stay on yourself about it or you won’t ever come back. And that’s the hardest thing. You have to keep a mentality that, ‘Yeah, I’ll be back,’ and keep people around you that are going to keep motivating you and pushing you.”
Josey said he wouldn’t blame Lattimore if he decided to never again strap up his chinstrap. Football was not on his mind after suffering his own devastating injury that fateful Saturday afternoon against Texas.
“You have to go with the process and see how it works out for you,” Josey said. “I’m sure he’ll be smart about it, and I know he’ll come back from it.”
- Recruiting rewind
PowerMizzou: Recruiting Rewind
Big Cat Country: Blaine Gabbert injury: Jaguars QB feels fine after Packers game
- Last Week, Via Mizzou Network/We Are Mizzou
We Are Mizzou: Defensive Play of the Week
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Homecoming Parade
We Are Mizzou: Buffalo Bills Colin Brown Comes Home
We Are Mizzou: David Nail Returns for Homecoming
Other Football Links
- Not Just Football-Related, But ... Hooray!
NCAA.org: Board adopts tougher, more efficient enforcement program
SI.com (Andy Staples): Credit NCAA for overhauling enforcement process for violations
ESPN.com: New NCAA rules: Fast, harsh and nuanced
Mizzou Basketball Links
Post-Dispatch: Phil Pressey is "the first of his kind"
Natural as it might seem now for a player whose father, Paul, played and now coaches in the NBA, as a freshman two years ago Pressey’s flashy game could be as exasperating as it was exhilarating.
“Some plays he makes, you wonder why,” MU forward Laurence Bowers said then.
Looking back now, Bowers says: “He was very erratic … He was a good point guard, but sometimes he forced the issue.”
A smidgen of that was on teammates who weren’t always ready for the astounding array of ways and angles from which Pressey might try to get them the ball.
But most of it was his own trial and considerable error as he adjusted to collegiate play and learned how to harness his strengths.
When he was asked about his keen peripheral vision that season, for instance, Pressey suggested it could be a nuisance.
“The crazy thing about it is... when I’m shooting free throws, I can, like, see people in the crowd that are distracting me,” he said. “I think it’s weird that I do that.”
Fox Sports MW: Transfers could help Mizzou continue magic
The Maneater: Game time can't separate Ross, Bell
- Good To See You Again, KenPom
KenPom.com: Say hello to your Big Ten overlords
ESPN.com: KenPom projections paint different picture
Mid-Major Madness: Ken Pomeroy Prefaces His 2013 Preseason Rankings
The Trib: Stewart era basketball teams to be honored
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will pay tribute to the Missouri Tigers basketball program of the Norm Stewart era in a ceremony Nov. 15 in Springfield.
Jon Sundvold will serve as the master of ceremonies. During the ceremony, former Missouri stars Derrick Chievous and Willie Smith will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current MU Coach Frank Haith will attend the event, which will be held at the University Plaza Convention Center. A luncheon begins at 11 a.m., with the ceremonies starting at 11:30 a.m.
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou to meet Illinois again at Busch in 2013
- 2013 Recruiting
SimmonsField.com: 2013 Recruit: LHP Jared Fosdick
Other Mizzou Links
- Mizzou Wrestling
MUtigers.com: No. 7 Wrestling Opens Season with Black & Gold Saturday
- Mizzou Soccer
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Opens SEC Tournament Wednesday Against Kentucky
The Trib: Missouri soccer team tries to make NCAA's decision easy
- Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Tigers Earn Exhibition Win over Lincoln
The Trib (Ross Dellenger): What We Learned: Missouri WBB's 75-50 win
The Trib: Crafton's big night leads young Tigers to win
The Trib: Smith faces tall task as MU's post player
- Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Golf Finishes Seventh At Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
- Mizzou Cross Country
MUtigers.com: Cross Country Men Back in National Rankings