Mizzou Links, 6-8-12

While we talk a lot about Missouri's top four receivers -- T.J. Moe, Marcus Lucas, L'Damian Washington and (we presume) Dorial Green-Beckham -- when reading about David Yost's key concepts below, I think of this guy playing a serious role in the slants and bubble screens departments: Jimmie Hunt. (Photo via Bill Carter.)

Mizzou Football Links

  • Tickets
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Football Season Ticket Update
  • FIRE YOST
    Spread Football: Missouri's Coach Yost

    His basis for offensive planning is "Attack the defense with what they don't like."

    He spoke briefly about the principles of the Missouri offense

    1) FOUR VERTICALS: This is one of the best ways to get the defense into 2 safeties. Some years it is better than others, but always want to have the threat of it. [...]

    4) BUBBLE SCREEN: Make the defense defense the FORMATION. Around 90% of the run game has a BUBBLE or NOW built in. [...]

    7) EMPTY: 3x2, 4x1, 5x0... There is no defense designed for EMPTY. Do not use EMPTY for dropback concepts. Use EMPTY for QUICK GAME, SCREENS, and QB RUNS. [...]

    9) UNBALANCED LINE: The last defenders to adjust are the D LINEMEN. They are creatures of habit that like to line up in the same technique. It also affects the Linebacker's gap responsibility. [...]

    11) QB RUN: The type of run depends upon the QB...When the QB can a be a primary ball carrier then the offense is more effective.

  • Springfield Camp
    PowerMizzou: QBs shine in Springfield

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Nestor
    The Trib: Nestor leaving MU basketball staff

    A source said Haith wanted him to move into an administrative position but that Nestor preferred to remain on the court, and the position at Navy would give him an opportunity to do so. […]

    Sources mentioned that one possibility to replace Nestor is former DePaul and Virginia Coach Dave Leitao, who spent last season coaching the Maine Red Claws of the NBA’s Developmental League.

    Leitao’s name was discussed when Haith was assembling his original staff. The two coached against each other in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Haith was at Miami.

    The Missourian: Missouri assistant coach Ernie Nestor leaves to coach Navy
    KC Star: MU's Nestor to take Navy job
  • Grads
    The Trib: Marcus Denmon, Kim English participating in draft combine

SEC

  • Party!
    The Trib: SEC stages welcoming party for MU, A&M
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A big Ay-Whoop-de-doo: Mizzou and A&M Party in the A-T-L

    The schools joining the SEC decided to throw a little party in the city where the league stages its football championship and, as is the case with anything involving SEC football, there turned out to be nothing little about it.

    "They’re amazed," Georgia president Michael Adams said, speaking of the delegations from A&M and Missouri and their reaction to the size of the throng. "I’m amazed."

    Estimates put the crowd at nearly 1,000 folks, most of them backers of A&M and Mizzou. (Speaking of which: A staple Missouri cheer goes "M-I-Z," to which the proper response is "Z-O-U." And the traditional Aggie greeting is, "Howdy!" There’ll be a quiz later.)

    "What a turnout," said SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who has seen a crowd or two.

    Said Gary Pinkel, Missouri’s coach: "[Joining the SEC] is huge for our fans. It’s been good for ticket sales, and it’s been very, very good for recruiting. … Recruiting in the SEC has been nothing but positive for us. Everyone believes the SEC plays the best football, and to high school kids there’s no question who’s the best."

Mizzou Baseball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Volleyball Floor Gets Facelift
  • Mizzou Track & Field
    MUtigers.com: Track & Field Set to Host SEC Championships in 2013
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