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Mizzou Links, 4-13-09

The weekend usually means some longer features beyond just plain scrimmage/practice reports...this weekend was no different.

  • The Trib: Sophomore receivers make their mark

    “[Gabbert] can put the ball anywhere on the field,” Kemp said. “I think if I’m 100 yards downfield he can still get the ball there.”

    “He has the potential to be a Heisman candidate, an NFL pro-style quarterback,” Jackson gushed. “He’s got the arm and the accuracy.”

    Throw in some gifted receivers, and Missouri’s offense might not experience the drop-off in production some might have expected with the departure of quarterback Chase Daniel and his All-American targets, Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman.

  • KC Star: Gerau stepping into Saunders' shoes at Mizzou

    Gerau’s spring emergence has come with top returning wide receivers Danario Alexander and Jared Perry on the sidelines recovering from surgery.

    He has taken opportunity and run with it, already forming a bond with Gabbert, the quarterback who will replace the departed Chase Daniel as the Missouri offensive leader.

    “I love Brandon Gerau,” said Gabbert, who on Saturday in the offense’s 45-37 scrimmage victory completed 17 of 26 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

    “He catches everything (thrown) his way.

    “In the end, you’ve got to make the right read. It just happens to be that he’s always open.”

  • Post-Dispatch: Missouri takes methodical approach with Gabbert
    Areas under construction now, Yost said, are Gabbert's footwork, his leadership skills and his continuing education in the offensive scheme. His progress is on schedule.

    "He's not just a thrower out there; he's not just a guy that has a big arm and can throw it a long way," Yost said. "He's running the team, understanding what we want to do on plays, taking what's there, managing the game. ...

    "He's playing quarterback the way we want him to play quarterback, and that's been a real good thing."

Make no mistake, though: there were still practice reports:

With a ton of coaches showing up at Missouri's scrimmage on Saturday, the Post-Dispatch decided to take a look back at the Bob Stull coaching tree and how they've gone places since, well, failing at Mizzou.

Your weekend Jarrid Famous update...

The Missourian's got more on DeMarre Carroll's MVP performance at the Portsmouth Invitational.  So does the KC Star...

We quickly jump to track, where Mizzou is a bunch of "happy campers" right now.

To baseball, where we've already covered the weekend's action but haven't shared any links.  So here you go:

  • The Missourian (Friday podcast): Unique playing strategy for Missouri baseball team
  • The Missourian (Sunday): Missouri baseball team drops two at Baylor

Aaaaaaand ditto to softball, who continues to look really, really good:

Finally...Quin Snyder: Coach of the Year.  Discuss.