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Actually, I Think I Agree
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JoeDec89 asks: With 13 commits so far 1 QB (Hosick), 1 RB (Abbington), 1 WR (Moore), 4 OL (Campos, Gill, Rhodes, Abeln), 1 DE (Loud), 1 DT (Thompson), 2 LB (Burkett and Ramirez), 2 ATH (Penton and Sherrils), what breakdown of positions do you see Mizzou filling the other 12 spots? Is there any word where the coaching staff sees Penton and Sherrils playing?
GD: Let's say there are ten spots left. I think you get one more QB, two more wideouts, one offensive lineman, three defensive linemen, a linebacker (they don't necessarily NEED one, but Eric Beisel is there, so they'd take him for sure), leaving two spots for "best available." Penton is a defensive back. On Sherrils, I'm not positive, he'll start out wherever he chooses.
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The Arms Race
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SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Recruit Bralin Jackson signs with Tampa Bay
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The Trib: Missouri wrestling looking for league to call home
Smith will make a decision soon on where the Tigers will compete next season. The likely choice: the Western Wrestling Conference, a seven-team league that includes Wyoming, Air Force, Northern Iowa and Northern Colorado.
"My gut feeling is we'll be there for at least a year," Smith said. […]
He has plenty more options. Maybe the most prominent conference-less program, Missouri has been invited to join several, Smith said.
His first choice?
"We would love to stay in the Big 12," he said.
The league, though, hasn't sent Missouri an invitation to join as an affiliate member for wrestling only. And Smith doesn't expect it to do so, despite saying "the schools with wrestling teams want to keep Missouri." […]
"The Big 12 has never allowed affiliate teams in any sport," said Kevin Jackson, heading into his fourth year as wrestling coach at Iowa State. "That's what Missouri's up against."
Jackson said the Big 12 wrestling coaches want to expand their membership, "whether it's Missouri or any other team."
"That's definitely something we'd like to see," he said.
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