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We Are Mizzou: 2011 Mizzou Football Seniors
KC Star: Hamilton wants to be Missouri's next great NFL lineman
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PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
Skeltner asks: Do the Tigers take a second QB next year or are they done with Hosick's commitment?
PS: We're hearing that they'd like to. The staff has no doubt about Hosick's ability, so taking another quarterback wouldn't be a shot at him. But, Missouri had plenty of attrition at that position leading up the 2009 season. When Blaine Gabbert injured his ankle, there were no other legitimate options to fill on, and Missouri lost three games in a row with a hobbled Gabbert. The staff knows that can't happen again. There's always attrition at the quarterback position, and even recruits know it. So, it may seem like overkill to carry seven scholarship quarterbacks in the 2013 season, if Missouri signs two this year. But the staff needs to cover all its bases. Sign quarterbacks, let them compete, and depth will sort itself out.
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Oriakhi (And Company)
Rush the Court: Most Impactful Transfers For Next Season
Alex Oriakhi, Missouri – And the run of Missouri Tigers begins. Oriakhi is eligible immediately next season for a different kink in the rules (UConn being postseason-ineligible), and he fills an important role as a big man for a talented team that lacks size. Laurence Bowers returns from injury next season and Oriakhi steps in as another experienced forward for Mizzou.
Earnest Ross, Missouri – Another 6’5" guard, Ross was the leading scorer at Auburn two seasons ago and will step in as another talented scorer for Frank Haith’s Tigers. He can help replace another departed star in Kim English.
Keion Bell, Missouri – Yet another scoring guard, Bell averaged nearly 19 points per game in back-to-back seasons for Pepperdine and becomes eligible for Mizzou next year. There’s a huge roster turnover for Frank Haith’s team, but with four incoming top transfers as well as remaining players Phil Pressey, Mike Dixon, and Laurence Bowers, the Tigers will not drop off much talent-wise.
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Yeah, They Really Need To Change This Rule
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Blocking transfers only makes coaches look bad
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SimmonsField.com: A Tip of the Cap to Kansas State Baseball
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