So...how was your Saturday? I must say, my schedule's totally off today. Guess that's what happens when you don't leave the parking lot until 1:45am.
As with every game, certain media storylines emerged from yesterday's thrashing of Nebraska, so we'll try to walk through them...
Pinkel's shining moment. Joe Posnanski has a lovely discussion of what it took for Pinkel to make such a dramatic adjustment to his offensive philosophy. Needless to say, it's paid off somewhat.
Statement game. Tigers thump Huskers (Lincoln Journal-Star). Missouri manhandles Nebraska (KC Star). Cornhuskers no match for Mizzou freight train (Inside Mizzou). Tigers walk where Huskers used to tread (Columbia Tribune). Super Saturday for Daniel, Tigers (Post-Dispatch). When Bernie can't even figure out how to twist this into "This only means more pressure on Pinkel", you know it was quite a statement. Burwell approves as well.
Unbelievable fans. At Pinkel's urging, Missouri fans are as good as gold (Post-Dispatch).
Blackshirts no more. Three-man rush not enough to rattle dominant Daniel (Columbia Tribune). Huskers backsliding into ordinary (Lincoln Journal-Star).
Tigers can't relax now. Don't book a flight to San Antonio just yet (Missourian).
Other bits: Huge win nets Tigers a commitment (PowerMizzou), Callahan lauds Purify for playing at a tough time (Lincoln Journal-Star), Top 5 crowds since 1995 (KC Star), Quarter-by-Quarter breakdown (KC Star), Former MU player recalls past game against Nebraska (Missourian), Remodeled school bus makes tailgating debut at MU football game (Missourian).