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Mizzou Links, 9-24-09

Well, you knew Kimmeh would probably weigh in on the KU issue...

Man I love mizzou football lol..@BlaineGabbert @D_Alexander81 @SeanWSpoon12 even @dmatter (let's never fight)

Nevada Links!

  • The Trib: Behind the Numbers: MU vs Nevada, Part II

    One of the country's most potent rushing attacks has been grounded so far this season. Nevada was the No. 3 running team in the country last year, averaging 277.8 yards per game and 6.2 per carry. Only Navy and Oregon averaged more yards on the ground. Through two games, Nevada's still averaging a healthy gain per carry (5.2), but the running opportunities have dipped, by more more than 15 carries a game, producing an offense that's just 52nd nationally in rushing, at 161 yards per game.

    What's the difference? Blame a shaky pass offense, penalties, turnovers and a defense that hasn't created many running opportunities in losses to Notre Dame and Colorado State. Most of Nevada's rushing yards have come in the third quarter this year. The Wolf Pack has yet to lead in a game this year and when trailing by a touchdown or less, they've only ran the ball 11 times. In fact, 180 of Nevada's 322 rushing yards have come when the Pack's been trailing by 15 points or more.

  • Post-Dispatch: Ambitious Nevada Wolf Pack stumbles to 0-2 before facing Missouri
  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Tiger offense lost big names, but not big numbers
  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Ault counting on Lipincott, Bethea to help rally troops
  • PowerMizzou: Powered Up: A four-game season
  • KC Star (Mike Dearmond's Vlog): Has MU shown its cards?
  • The Trib: Behind the Stripes Webcast: Episode 7, Part 1

Other Mizzou Football Links!

Yeah, the NU game parking experience is going to be an EHHHHHHHHHHPIC disaster.  My morbid curiosity meter is off the charts.  Can't wait.

Big 12 Links!

  • KC Star: Brawls at KU were simmering for a long time
    Bring On the Cats: Whatever You Say, Don't Way You Didn't See This Coming

    There is a reason parents punish (or should do so, I've seen some really terrible parents lately) children for aberrant behavior, whether it be by corporal punishment or depriving the child of doing something they enjoy.  By receiving a harsh reaction for the behavior, children learn not to engage in it, lest they suffer the consequences.

    Change "children" to "KU athletes" and "parents" to "authority figures in Lawrence," and you have the same story.  Markieff Morris shot a woman with a BB gun on KU's campus while drinking as an 18 year old, and he got diversion and community service and was not suspended from any basketball games.  Jocques Crawford was involved in an incident where teammate Ben Lueken ended up in the hospital after being thrown off Crawford's moving car, somehow he was arrested and then "unarrested" (whatever the hell that means), and disappeared from the KU football program and was never charged with a crime.

  • Lee's uneven performance creates questions
    Nebraska, as a team, answered myriad questions about itself in its painful-but-impressive 16-15 loss Saturday at Virginia Tech.

    Lee, however, created more questions than answers about his overall prowess. So, a question: Can Nebraska prevail in the Big 12 North with the third-best quarterback in the division?

    Kansas senior Todd Reesing obviously reigns supreme, followed by surprising Missouri sophomore Blaine Gabbert, who in three games this season (all wins) has completed 68.1 percent of his 91 passes for 747 yards and eight touchdowns, with no interceptions.
  • Waco Tribune: Baylor football passing game falls short, flat
  • Dallas News (College Blog): Mike Leach talks Texas and Houston

Other Mizzou Links!


  • The National Championship Issue: Extreme Coaching! Tresselball & Win Forever
    Which is worse for a coach's reputation: losing the big games, or losing the small games?

    That's not rhetorical - there is an answer, as we'll soon see.