We're going to try a slightly new format for Mizzou Links now. Since this is more water cooler than information thread, and since the Link Dump style only ends up getting most links ignored, I'm going to post only three topics, max, here. Anything else I find that's worth talking about, I'll make a separate post for it. Let me know what you think. Do we even need more than one topic here?
1. Recruiting never stops
Mizzou is being very aggressive with its offers this year, and it will be very interesting to see how these final 13-18 commits play out. There are a lot more than 13-18 kids thinking highly of Missouri at the moment.
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Rivals Ranking Rundown: Missouri's recruiting presence in the Rivals top 250
PowerMizzou: Four-star FL WR 'loving' Missouri
PowerMizzou: Mizzou among Awolope's top four
PowerMizzou: Spring Tour: Christian Brothers College
PowerMizzou: Commitment Analysis: Eddie Heard
GaryPinkel.com: 2014 Mizzou Campus Tour
2. Mizzou Links (get it?)
Things get started at 7am CT in Hutchinson.
I'm definitely not outraged that Donovan didn't make the team ... but I'm sad. I just kept assuming it would all work out just fine even though I knew it might not.
SB Nation: USMNT names 23-man final World Cup roster, Landon Donovan left off
SB Nation: The Internet is not pleased Landon Donovan was left off the World Cup roster
SB Nation: Why Landon Donovan's legacy couldn't carry him to the World Cup
Stars and Stripes FC: Landon Donovan's statement after being left off USMNT World Cup team
Sounder at Heart: Brad Evans on World Cup snub: Ronaldo 'got off easy'
Pro Soccer Talk: Clear message from Klinsmann’s roster: 2018 is in focus
And by the way ... as I mentioned a while back, I contributed quite a bit to this year's Athlon preview magazines. If you're interested, you can order either the national or regional previews, with any cover you want, here. Use "14FBNC" as the discount code, and you can get $1 off and free shipping. And so ends today's public service announcement.