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Mizzou Links, 9-15-09

Media Day Links!

  • Tigers Host Furman Saturday
  • Missouri Football Meets the Media
  • Dave Matter: Tigers Meet the Press

    Bowling Green's Cover 4 defense was essentially the one wrinkle that caused some problems for the Tigers in the first half, Yost and quarterback Blaine Gabbert both said. The running game, then, was the equalizer in the second half, drawing some of those defensive backs closer to the action near the line of scrimmage as Derrick Washington and Kendial Lawrence exposed BG's three-man front.

    Pinkel credited offensive line coach Josh Henson for making an observation before the gutsy third-and-9 Washington run that picked up 18 yards and led to MU's first of three straight touchdowns.

  • Dave Matter: Pinkel discusses Gabbert, injuries
  • Post-Dispatch: Gary Pinkel takes blame for slow start vs. Bowling Green
  • PowerMizzou: Audio: Pinkel on Big 12 Coaches' Call
  • PowerMizzou: PMTV: Tigers meet the media
  • Campus Corner (KC Star): Torn ACL Shelves MU Reserve Linebacker Gettys

Other Mizzou Football Links!

  • The Missourian: Questions remain for Missouri football team
  • Post-Dispatch: Glass half full for Missouri Tigers?
  • Post-Dispatch: Grant Ressel has been rock solid
    Take away five field goals in five tries for first-year kicker Grant Ressel and MU leads the Illinois game 7-3 rather than 16-3 at halftime and trails Bowling Green 20-0 in the third quarter instead of 20-6.

    "Those weren't chip shots, either," MU coach Gary Pinkel said, adding, "You look back at a game like that and every point matters."
  • Jeff City News Tribune: QB pleased with Missouri's win over Bowling Green
  • The Trib: Running Game Key to Tigers Rally
  • KC Star: Missouri's offensive line paves the way to success
  • PowerMizzou: Like Father, Unlike Son: Week Three
  • PowerMizzou: [Mizzou commit] E.J. Gaines attends first Missouri game
  • The Maneater: Tigers cannot repeat Bowling Green performance
  • (Graham Watson): BGSU's Clawson pleased with effort, disappointed with result

Big 12 Links!

  • KC Star: Going for Two: Race in Big 12 has new arms
  • Big 12 power rankings
  • Hawkins might be safe because of CU's cash-strapped budget
  • Ralphie Report: The Finances Behind a Potential Buyout - Understanding the Information

    Even if they did buyout Hawkins contract at the end of the season, costing them 37 months of buyout payments or $2.6 million, you have to doubt the administration would allow Colorado to go out and sign a new coach for an average Big 12 salary to make the Buffs competitive again. Can you imagine the scenario for the proposal to the administration? The administration will see a piece of the $4.0 million still owed to Gary Barnett, $2.6 million owed to Dan Hawkins, the large portion of the previous department debt unpaid and add another couple million a year for a new coach; they will probably throw up all over it. Who knows what Mike Bohn's contract buyout will be, if he has one, but based on the numbers above, I doubt the administration would let his department make another $1.8 million mistake so throw that cost on top.

    On the flip side of the argument, how will the program look in 2013 if the current level of play continues? It is a scary thought but weighing the financial ramifications of what will happen in 2013 compared to lets call it, $5.0 million of cost right now is a task that probably has to be done. The kicker for the administration here is $5.0 million of cost is much more defined than the assumptions that would have to be made for lost season ticket holders, lost television revenue, lost donations due to a poor product on the field today until 2013.

  • Bring On the Cats: The "Catch-22" of Being a Blogger
  • Daily Oklahoman: Landry Jones and his mustache have reached celebrity status

Other Mizzou Links!

  • Big 12 Hoops: How far until the Tigers fall in Columbia?
    The Mizzou record for consecutive home wins is 34, which they attained 1988-90.  In order to match that accomplishment they would have to take down Big 12 foes traveling in from Manhattan, Lincoln, Stillwater, College Station and Ames.
  • The Trib (Steve Walentik): Chance to play early helped lure Pressey
  • PowerMizzou: Pressey talks about being a Tiger
  • MU Volleyball: Coach Kreklow Q&A: Week three

    I was really, really pleased—although we didn’t come up with a win against Michigan—with the way our kids competed and played against a really good team. Michigan is a very good team. They’ve got a couple of veteran players that are just outstanding. They’ve got a great setter, they’ve got a great left side swing…I think they’ve got three people on that team that I would argue are All-American type players. They’re legit and very good, and I was very pleased with the way we were able to compete and raise our level of play.

    Over the course of the weekend, we were pretty pleased with what we saw. As we talked about after our match with Michigan, we’re doing a lot of good things right now. The exciting part is there’s still a lot of things that we can get a lot better at. I don’t feel like we played as well as we could have played against Michigan. There are some definite things that I think we can improve upon.

  • Ampudia Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week
  • Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes