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Mizzou Links, 10-10-08

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Bryan Burwell says the Mizzou defense feels slighted.  First of all, good.  It's always great when you can play the "nobody respects us" card.  Second, they're right.  Somehow the Illinois game, despite being a relatively marquee non-conference win and despite the never getting within one possession in the second half, has resulted in us having less respect than we would have gotten if we'd just pummeled UL-Monroe or something to start the season.

The Missourian has a relatively interesting story about Mizzou's now-celebrated TD celebration.  Love the last sentence.

Dave Matter talks OSU with The Daily Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson.

BTS: Have you seen enough from OSU's defense to think it can stop some of the top teams left on the schedule?

Carlson: Stop them, no. But it might be able to slow them down a bit. Again, I'm not really sure that the Cowboys have been truly tested yet this season. It will be interesting to see how they do against Missouri. No way will they stop the Tigers, but if they can get some stops and maybe a couple turnovers, that would be a big step in the right direction for OSU.

More OSU Links!

Jake Harry: the invisible man.

After the game, a reporter facetiously asked MU Coach Gary Pinkel if he planned to prorate Harry’s scholarship.

Quarterback Chase Daniel, the man most responsible for Harry’s irrelevance, took the joke a step further.

" ‘Why do you even need a scholarship? You don’t play,’ " he asked Harry in jest. "He laughs about it, too. He says, ‘Just miss a pass on third down. Let me get on the field once or twice a game.’ "

Harry didn’t get that chance against the Cornhuskers and has kicked only nine times in five games. It’s an occupational hazard when you punt for the third-ranked Tigers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), who are averaging 53 points entering Saturday’s game against 17th-ranked Oklahoma State (5-0, 1-0).

Not that Harry is complaining.

The Mizzou offense: an embarrassment of riches.

Not even Don James thinks Gary Pinkel would leave Mizzou for Washington.

Finally, a quick basketball recruiting note: a new big man has emerged on Mizzou's radar screen, and he's got a great name.  That's right, I'm talking about 6'10, 240 Jarrid Famous, who has offers from Mizzou, Xavier, and seemingly the entire bottom half of the Big East.