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Mizzou Links, 8-18-09

Mizzou Practice Reports!

  • Dave Matter: Monday Practice Report
    Saturday's case of the drops led to Jared Perry, the Tigers' most experienced wide receiver, working mostly with the No. 2 offense. Perry still lined up No. 1 at the X-receiver position, but it was Jerrell Jackson who joined Danario Alexander and Wes Kemp with the No. 1 offense for the bulk of the snaps. Alexander appeared to move into Perry's X position while Jackson played the slot H position. Perry was not happy with the demotion, but even less happy with his recent play. "Mentally, I was a little defeated coming out to practice today because of the change," he told me. "But I just know I've got to work hard and make plays like I've been doing."
  • PowerMizzou: Monday Afternoon Practice Report
    It really seems like Gabbert is developing quite a connection with Wes Kemp. In my opinion, Kemp has shown the most consistent hands throughout camp, and time and time again Gabbert is looking Kemp's way. Here's one stretch during 7-on-7 drills, for example:

    - Gabbert checks down on his receivers, and hits Kemp for a seven-yard gain.
    - Gabbert hits Kemp on a slant over the middle.
    - Gabbert hits Kemp on an intermediate dig route for a 12-yard gain.
  • Dave Matter: BTS Video: Pinkel's morning media meeting
    True freshman Justin Britt worked with the No. 2 offense at left tackle during 11-on-11 drills. ... Freshman receiver T.J. Moe (foot surgery) continues to wear a red pullover but participated in 11-on-11 drills, catching a few passes from Ashton Glaser, including a big pickup on a bubble screen.
  • Tigers return to gridiron
    With the #1 offense and #1 defense going at it, highlights included a nice cutback run by TB Derrick Washington for a gain of 14 yards that took him just shy of the goalline. SS Hardy Ricks timed a short pass attempt perfectly, and nearly got an interception, but QB Blaine Gabbert came back with a short TD run of around 3 yards on a scramble. Sophomore TB Gilbert Moye also had a short TD plunge on the ground as practice came to a close…
  • KC Star: Tigers make some depth-chart moves in practice

Saturday Scrimmage highlights!

Other Mizzou Football Links!

  • Visalia Times-Delta (via Campus Corner): Sheldon Richardson using College of Sequoias as stepping stone to University of Missouri
    The major adjustment for Richardson has been more weight lifting than running in high school he can bench press 355 pounds as opposed to 305 pounds when he graduated. And coaches are teaching more technique.

    "There's just more technique, that's my main adjustment," Richardson said. "I just feel that I have a lot of defensive line, defensive end moves that I can use that will work in this conference. The o-lines have never seen moves like mine before."
  • PowerMizzou: Brian Coulter sacking the hype
  • The Missourian: Young defensive ends provide new burst for Missouri football
  • Post-Dispatch: Missouri aims to get back to earth
  • (Tim Griffin): Those Big 12 villains you love to hate
  • ESPN The Magazine's 2009 College Football Big 12 Preview
  • The Missourian: What steps should police take to maintain control at MU football games?

Big 12 Football Links!

Other Mizzou Links!

  • The Missourian: Former Tiger Kyle Gibson signs with Twins (in case you missed it below)