I'll just go ahead and save any basketball-related thoughts for the Study Hall post, huh?
MUtigers.com: Missouri Falls to Georgia, 71-56
The Trib: Tigers take another fall at Georgia
Post-Dispatch: Georgia deals MU big setback
KC Star: With much at stake, Missouri loses 71-56 to Georgia
KC Star: Coach Frank Haith says Tony Criswell ‘fine’ after spill
The Missourian: Missouri men's basketball suffers costly loss to Georgia
Fox Sports MW: Mizzou suffers its most lopsided loss of the season at Georgia
2. 13 days to spring ball
Payton was higher up on the depth chart than both [Penton and Gibson] to start the season and played 38.7 of the team's snaps in the season opener against Murray State. Then a non-contact ACL tear in practice derailed his sophomore season. He's got the body of a safety and his coverage skills obviously came a long way in order for him to be in the mix to start last season. It remains to be seen how quickly he can get it all back after such a serious injury.
Johnson yo-yoed all around the depth chart in fall camp and the early season before getting relegated to purely a special teamer. He's fast like Gibson and has some good size, but he's also got the tendency to gamble. Good gambles can lead to good plays. Bad gambles can lead to 95-yard touchdown catches. If he can learn which chances to take, he can be a valuable asset.
Sherrils is a burner, pure and simple. He's got those shifty hips coaches like in a corner -- what with the backpedaling, turning, going and not losing any speed -- from his days as a game-breaking running back in high school. He could get some looks in Nickel and Dime sets early in the season with an eye toward how he can help the team once the games start mattering more.