Mizzou Links, 7-2-12

If James Franklin is healthy, Dave Matter says to be on the lookout for eight or nine wins. (Our Football Outsiders projections won't be quite that optimistic.)

And now it's on to your regularly scheduled Mizzou linkage...

Mizzou Football Links

  • 2012
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Answering the Twitter Mailbag

    @modogg: What are your expectations (record/ bowl, etc.) for the Tigers this year?

    Missouri has enough talent and experience among its starters to compete with everyone on the schedule. At this point, I’m not convinced there’s enough depth to seriously challenge for the SEC East. If James Franklin is healthy from the start of the season, there’s no reason Missouri can’t win eight games and maybe nine. Then again, depending on how some other teams develop under first-, second- or third-year coaching staffs — I’m thinking Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M — Missouri could very well have a good team, play everyone competitively and still only finish 7-5. This league is an absolute grind, even in the East Division. At this point, I’d put MU in contention for the SEC’s Nos. 5-8 bowls, which are the Chick-fil-A, Gator, Music City and Liberty.

    CBS Sports (Bruce Feldman): Mailbag: Georgia still a favorite to win the SEC East?

    From @bkjones1977: I assume UGA has lost Crowell. Where are they in the east now?

    You look at Georgia's talent over the past few seasons and you feel like this program has been underwhelming and underachieving (UGA has only ranked higher than No. 10 once in the past seven seasons) and it's no stretch to think a lot of it stems from a lack of focus and discipline and maturity, which would dovetail with the Bulldogs long list of off-field arrests. [...]

    The Dawgs do have two highly regarded freshman backs in Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley. I've heard a lot of good things about Marshall. But it's a roll of the dice to count on unproven guys to be a focal point of an offense, especially one with a suspect offensive line. Georgia, though, does have a very solid QB running the show in Aaron Murray. Better still, the Dawgs should have one of the country's top five defenses. They also have, by far, the SEC's easiest schedule. They do have a cupcake opener with Buffalo coming to Athens before heading to Mizzou in Week Two.

    I still lean to them over South Carolina and Florida to win the SEC East, but this Crowell news eroded some of my confidence in them. Not just because of his ability on the field but you have to wonder about that team chemistry when prominent players keeps getting in trouble. And, it's not like UF and South Carolina don't have more than their share of difference-makers on D too.

  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: 2013 Offensive Hot Board
    PowerMizzou: Oh brother: Robinsons have decisions to make
  • More On Aldon
    CSN Bay Area: 49ers' Aldon Smith stabbed at house party
  • It Had Been A While Since We Had A Turf Video
    Mizzou Network: Faurot Time-Lapse

Other Football Links

  • Playoff!
    Saturday Blitz: The 2008 Season and Planning for the Unpredictable

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Kimmeh
    Post-Dispatch: College rivalry continues for Kim English
  • Summer
    KC Star: Haith takes advantage of rule change allowing summer workouts
  • 2014 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Anton Beard talks second visit to Mizzou
  • A Blast From The Past
    PowerMizzou: Where are they now: Pully finds hoops redemption

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Joplin
    We Are Mizzou: PHOTOS: One State. One Spirit. One Mizzou.
  • Mizzou Olympics
    MUtigers.com: Tigers Well Represented at U.S. Olympic Team Trials
    The Trib: MU's Peoples finishes one spot away from making Olympics
    The Missourian: Missouri shot-putter fourth at Olympic Trials
    The Trib: MU's Brown eliminated in 200 IM at Olympic Trials
  • Mizzou Social Media
    MUtigers.com: Mizzou Athletics Announces Social Media Series

Other

  • Twitter Will Never Get Better Than This; Just Quit Now
    SB Nation: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield Tweet Tips On Eating Ears
  • So ... Rally Baby Is Mobile
    YouTube: Erin: Walker
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