The Trib (Dave Matter): Tuesday Recap
I’m not sure what to think of Missouri’s depth at the safety positions. FS Jasper Simmons appears to have one position locked down, and SS Kenji Jackson is getting the most reps at the other top job. A name to keep in mind is junior college transfer Kenronte Walker, who’s getting work with the second and third units. Just a junior, Walker enrolled at MU back in January but didn’t exactly stand out during spring practices. On Tuesday, he broke on a pass from QB Ashton Glaser and plucked it away from the intended receiver down the middle of the field. Between Matt White, Tavon Bolden, Jarrell Harrison and Walker, the Tigers have numbers at the position, but how much quality is there to the depth? Stay tuned.This is exactly what The Beef and I were discussing via e-mail yesterday. I can't get too worried about Jarrell Harrison's potential absence because it really does seem like he's on the same level as Kenji Jackson, Matt White, Tavon Bolden, Kenronte Walker, etc. Only, it's hard to tell high said level is. One doesn't appear to be much better or worse than any others, but how good are any of them?
The Trib (Dave Matter): Injury Update
● SS Jarrell Harrison suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during Tuesday's morning practice and will undergo arthroscopic surgery. MU's training staff believes Harrison could be recovered in time for the Sept. 4 season opener against Illinois.
● MLBs Luke Lambert (slight knee sprain) and Will Ebner (strained hamstring) both sat out the afternoon practice and will be evaluated daily. Neither injury is considered serious.
● TB DeVion Moore missed the afternoon workout after suffering a mild concussion in the morning session.
PowerMizzou: Two-a-days open up
Speaking of big hits, Carl Gettis laid one on Jerrell Jackson on a sweep play. Gettis had a very solid day. Those who don't think he's Missouri's best corner underestimate his physical play and contribution in the run game. I was impressed with what Gettis did all day.Still room on the Carl Gettis Treatment™ bandwagon. All I'm going to say. PowerMizzou: Mizzou wideouts photos
MUtigers.com Blog: Offense Evens The Score, Wins Black Jerseys Tuesday A.M.
Wanted to make special mention of junior CB Trey Hobson, who had a pair of interceptions early in Monday morning's practice that we didn't get covered in Monday's blog report, but we certainly wanted Tiger fans to know that Hobson had a good day and is working hard along with his cornerback mates...
WR Kerwin Stricker made a real nice catch in traffic during 7-on-7 drills, as he went high to snag a pass over the middle for a 20-yard gain. He didn't have long to celebrate, however, as a few plays later, he got lit up by LB Adam Burton on a short reception over the middle that Burton made him pay for...
Speaking of making people pay, freshman LB Andrew Wilson - who is the son of Jay Wilson, a former Tiger linebacker who once held the MU career tackles record (since eclipsed) - is making his presence felt in camp, literally and figuratively.
Called the hardest hitter on the team by WR T.J. Moe, Wilson stood out on Tuesday several times, as he was seen blowing up would-be blockers and making big hits. He also got into the act during 11-on-11 work when he stepped in front of a pass over the middle and went the other way for a nice return before the whistles blew the play down...
KC Star (Campus Corner): MU taking hits at linebacker
Missouri may be as deep at linebacker as any position on the team. But there comes a point, even at the deepest of positions, when the second or third player asked to step up isn’t ready -- because of lack of experience or talent -- to do so.
One injury doesn’t do it. Two injuries may not do it. But three injuries at the same position almost certainly make you wonder how a Missouri defense that gave up yards upon yards a year ago might wind up giving more yards upon more yards in 2010.
Fox Sports MW: First day of two-a-days
Senior cornerback Carl Gettis may have had the best first week of all players in camp. Gettis appears to be more focused, more physical and has made a lot of plays early on.
Gettis said that after the loss to Navy to finish last season, the team renewed their focus to get better and he has personally spent a lot of time trying to improve his technique and game.
Other Mizzou Football Links
First things first: good luck to Martin Rucker in Tampa Bay.
- PowerMizzou: Running back: three's a crowd?
Fox Sports MW: Who will step up for Mizzou at wide receiver?
The Trib: NEWCOMER PROFILE: WR Jimmie Hunt
- PowerMizzou: Freshman Q&A: Mitch Morse
- The Missourian: Missouri linebackers adjust to new football season
- PowerMizzou: Tigers look for return to big returns
Big 12 Football Links
- ESPN.com (David Ubben): Fun with APR scores!
Bring On The Cats: Is Bill Snyder a coward? Or does he just know more about running a college football program than you?
The Wiz of Odds: Want to Win a Title? Schedule Creampuffs, Stoops Says
KC Star (Campus Corner): KU lightens slate in 2012
Tulsa World: Practice Report Oklahoma
Cowboys Ride for Free: What Is The Criteria For A Successful 2010 Season: Some Closure
Tulsa World: Practice Report Oklahoma State
Tulsa World: Bill Young admits pressure to sustain winning defense
Dallas Morning News: A&M athletic director: On not going to SEC; Texas; massive potential of Aggies
ESPN.com (David Ubben): Measuring up the Big 12's 'hot team' (I find it entertaining that Nebraska's been "hot" so long this offseason that they're no longer hot; they've lost momentum, and the season hasn't started yet. Conventional wisdom is just plain odd.)
Dallas Morning News: Tuberville looking at leadership, turnovers at QB
Other Mizzou Links
The Missourian: Klein ready to lead Missouri
The Missourian: New setter should boost MU
MUtigers.com Blog: Jenna Marston USA Baseball Update
SimmonsField.com: Draft signing deadline approaches
I can't wait for this movie to come out. Seems very exciting.
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