Mizzou Football Links
Post-Dispatch (Jeff Gordon): Was Mizzou's 8-4 season a high or a low?
For the first time since the late 1970s and early '80s, this program has sustained significant year-to-year success.
This is huge. Ask Illinois fans about the value of sustained success. Ron Zook is just the latest Illini coach to take that program on a roller-coaster ride of extreme highs and lows.
Ask Kansas fans about consistency, too. The Jayhawks collapsed this year amid speculation that coach Mark Mangino was doomed. It appears that KU football will have to start over, again.
High school stars now view Missouri as a destination program. The Tigers are winning, filling their stands and sending players on to the NFL.
Before Missouri can become a national power, it must achieve consistency. That has happened.
KC Star (Upon Further Review): Danario Alexander: Biletnikoff Award is a Joke
In case you didn't know, the way it "works" is the first ten semi-finalists are picked by October 22nd. Now, if that seems like a long time ago, it was. At the time, most teams had only played half their games – and, what’s worse, most of those games were against sub-par competition – certainly not the kind of quality opponents you would want to evaluate the best receivers against. What if the #11 receiver by votes went on to dominate the last half the season?
The three finalists were picked on November 19th. If Alexander had been one of the ten semi-finalists he might have been picked in the final three at that time. But even then, I doubt it as his last two games were very strong. The point is that any system that doesn’t let the best player participate is flawed.
Frankly, I’m not sure why they have the "countdown" anyway. Why not have the voting at the end of the season when every receiver could be eligible? I suppose that’s too revolutionary of an idea. I mean it only works for just about every other award in every other sport in history.
- PowerMizzou: Tuesday's Top Tigers
- Mizzourah: Beast MODE Items on Ebay for White-Collar Crowd
Big 12 Links
- Lawrence Journal-World: Recruiting woes: Mangino's play-calling against MU not the issue
Tulsa World: Believe it: Stoops isn't lying to us
Tulsa World: Stoops frustrated with ESPN reports
- Austin American-Statesman: Huskers embracing underdog role against Texas
- Topeka Capital-Journal: Snyder already eyeing 2010
The Missourian: Missouri-Vanderbilt basketball game a homecoming for some Tigers
The Missourian: Missouri prepares for unique gym
KC Star: MU wants to pick up the pace against Vanderbilt
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou to face more than just Vanderbilt
- PowerMizzou: Audio: Anderson breaks down big week
- Rush the Court: Checking In On... The Big 12
ESPN.com: Tony Mitchell and Phil Pressey steal the show at Texas Jamboree
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Phil Pressey in action
Other Mizzou Links
- MU Volleyball
The Missourian: Paola Ampudia nets Big 12 volleyball's Newcomer of the Year
Finally, this has nothing to do with nothing, but man did it make me giggle for quite a while...