Henry Josey (@I_AM_HJOSEY20) July 30, 2013
Camp! Camp is almost here!
Post-Dispatch: P-D Camp Primer: Franklin's last chance
Post-Dispatch: P-D Camp Primer: Playmakers galore?
On paper, the Tigers have plenty of weapons to unleash on defenses this fall. Can Mizzou translate that potential into an explosive offense?
Let’s start at tailback, where Josey emerged from spring practices as the No. 1 option heading into fall camp. Earlier this month, team trainer Rex Sharp said Josey has fully participated in every offseason workout. He’s fully recovered from the series of knee surgeries required from his 2011 injury and, most remarkably, didn’t wear a knee brace during full-tackle scrimmages this spring. Is he, as his haircut suggests, all the way back? […]
At outside receiver, the Tigers open camp with seniors Marcus Lucas (X) and L’Damian Washington (Z) listed as starters, though as we’ve written at length here, sophomore Dorial Green-Beckham will get ample time at the X position, where he played with the No. 1 offense through most of the spring. Lucas occasionally shifted inside while Green-Beckham played exclusively at the left outside position. I’d be surprised if DGB doesn’t spend the next three weeks lined up in the same spot with the first-team offense.
2. RIP, Coach Smith
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Mourns Passing Of Former Tiger Coaching Great Harry Smith
Post-Dispatch: Harry Smith, longtime Mizzou assistant, dies at 94
The Trib: MU aide Smith dies
KC Star: Ex-MU football assistant Harry Smith dies at age 94
The Missourian: Former Missouri assistant football coach Harry Smith dies
3. I like this
As an analytics guy, I like these increased "quality control" hires. Self-scouting is incredibly valuable, and one impression I got from talking to coaches this offseason is that some schools do it much more/better than others. The football arms race has led to more positions ("assistant to the assistant to..."), but this shows that some schools are attempting to make really smart hires.
MUtigers.com: Former Tigers Askren, Chandler Set to Defend Bellator World Titles
MMA Fighting: Ben Askren unmoved by 'embarrassing' skill level of Andrey Koreshkov ahead of title defense
MMA Fighting: The MMA Hour - Episode 192 - Michael Chandler
Post-Dispatch: Two Tigers thriving in the cage
PowerMizzou: Two on top for Cornelius
7. Happy birthday, FO
And yeah, this path I'm on doesn't open up if @FO_ASchatz doesn't respond to an email of mine in Summer 2008.— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) July 31, 2013