Mizzou Links, 6-7-12

James Franklin photo via Bill Carter.

Mizzou Football Links

  • Mailbag
    PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag (Free)

    vvn8bs asks: Why do people continue to ask if the spread offense can be successful in the SEC when three of the last six BCS champions were SEC teams running some variation of the spread offense (Florida 2006, 2008 and Auburn 2010)?

    GD: For the same reason people are saying Missouri will flounder and A&M will flourish in the SEC. People are slow to accept change in sports. But to be fair, the teams you mentioned had two of the greatest, most dynamic college quarterbacks in the history of the game. Is James Franklin equal to Tim Tebow or Cam Newton? If he is, sure, Missouri will put up plenty of points in the SEC. But I don't even think Franklin himself would proclaim we know enough to put him on that level at this point in time. [...]

    I don't think anyone is making the argument a spread offense can't win in the SEC. However, a spread offense ALONE isn't going to win. There are going to be games you have to win 20-17 in the SEC much more often than you have to do that in the Big 12. Over the past few years, Missouri hasn't done a lot of that (but they've done it more recently). From 2003-09, Mizzou won just seven games when it scored less than 30. In the last two years, the Tigers have matched that number, winning seven times with fewer than 30 points. So that's a positive trend.

  • Can't Escape Shreveport
    The Trib (Dave Matter): SEC reunites with a familiar bowl
  • Agent Smith
    AP: 49ers' Aldon Smith aiming higher in second season

Other Football Links

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Behind Just Two Recent Champions, Ahead Of A Certain School To The South
    ESPN.com (CBB Blog): Ranking the coaching jobs: SEC
  • Keyon Talking Smack
    Ball Don't Lie: Keyon Dooling on the flailing Miami Heat: 'I want them to keep complaining'
  • Skills Academies
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Trio Selected For Top Instructional Camps
  • Graduates
    The Trib (Steve Walentik): NBA Draft combine underway in Chicago

SEC

  • Welcoming Party!
    AP: SEC stages welcoming party for Missouri, Texas A&M
  • FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
    EDSBS: CONFESSIONS OF AN SEC FAN TO A BIG TEN FAN
    Black Heart Gold Pants: Chik-Fil-A Is Still Just A Chicken Sandwich
    Senator Blutarsky: Don't hate the chicken sandwich because the conference is pretty.

EXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2012

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Through the years, I've taught myself only to worry about losing Mizzou players who are drafted in the first 20 rounds of the draft. You can drive yourself crazy otherwise. Well ... it appears that two Tigers drafted in the fifth and 20th rounds have already signed, both with the Braves. Not what I hoped to see. If only Eric Garcia had been picked in the 21st, I guess...

  • MLB Draft
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Eric Garcia drafted by the Atlanta Braves
    The Trib: Brown, Garcia sign with Braves
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Former Tiger Myles Smith drafted by New York Mets
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Ben Turner Drafted by the San Francisco Giants
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Blake Holovach Drafted by the San Francisco Giants
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Former Tiger James Hudelson drafted by the White Sox
    The Missourian: Three Missouri baseball players picked up on final day of draft
    SimmonsField.com: MLB Draft: Four Tigers, Three Recruits Drafted
  • Incoming Softball Recruit
    MUtigers.com: Emily Crane Named Missouri Player of the Year by Gatorade

Other Mizzou Links

  • Joplin
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Begins Governor's Habitat Challenge in Joplin on Friday
  • Mizzou Track & Field
    The Trib: Tigers at the track and field championships
    The Trib: Missouri's West advances into finals at NCAA outdoor championships
    The Trib: MU will host 2013 SEC track championships
  • Mizzou Tennis
    MUtigers.com: Tennis to Participate in ITA Kick-Off Weekend
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