clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Mizzou Links, 11-11-11

Photo via Bill Carter.
Photo via Bill Carter.

Mizzou Football Links

  • Texas
    Burnt Orange Nation: Missouri Will Strain Texas' Ability to Properly Fit Runs

    By hanging the backside defensive end to stop the quarterback and force the "give" read, Diaz then sends his linebacker through either the B or C gap (depending on whether there is a tight end on that side of the field), while slanting his defensive line towards the quarterback and into the play.

    Diaz calls it "the most stable thing he can run" because he's basically devoting the extra player that Missouri would have optioned off anyway, making sure that his defensive backfield isn't stressed by any extra responsibilities.

    However, the difficulty against Missouri is that those aforementioned constraint plays could make Diaz pay for even using something as stable as the fire zone, possibly by using a play Texas has had a great deal of trouble defending this season -- the speed option. Missouri can also attack blitzes by throwing bubble screens to the wide receivers and running sprint-out passes. 

    As a result, Texas might be better off not committing linebackers to the running game and instead forcing Franklin to keep the ball and then putting some hits on the Tiger quarterback to wear him down physically.

    The Missourian: Missouri defense ready for new-look Longhorns running game
    The Missourian: Some things to know about Texas

    No, that's not "I've Been Working on the Railroad" you're hearing

    It's Texas' alma mater, "The Eyes of Texas." Penned in 1903 by student John Sinclair, the song is set to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and even has the same second line — so it's easy to understand how some might be confused.

    The eyes of Texas are upon you/All the live long day

    The title of the song is in reference to former university president William Prather, who, to the delight of the students, used the line "The eyes of Texas are upon you" to conclude all of his speeches.

    KC Star: MU-Texas matchups figures to be a rush
    Post-Dispatch: Mizzou stands to be a big test for Texas
    Dallas Morning News: Longhorns unsure who will start at running back against Missouri
    PowerMizzou: Man-to-Man: Mizzou vs. Texas
  • Josey
    The Trib: Once buried on depth chart, Henry Josey reaching new heights
  • Sheldon
    PowerMizzou: Growth potential

    [Against Baylor], Richardson finished with six solo tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in an otherwise dreary defensive performance against the Bears. It was the second game Richardson has started in his young, oft-delayed career, and became his best performance to date. On the season, Richardson has 28 total tackles, two sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.

    It was a game that was long overdue for the former five-star recruit, the nation's fourth-ranked player in the 2009 signing class. But the best part of news about Richardson's performance, at least for Missouri fans and coaches?

    It's just the beginning of what Richardson can do.

    "He's got a lot more in him," defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski said. "He really does.

  • 1896
    The Missourian: The lost team of 1896: Missouri football goes to Mexico

Other Football Links


Quite a few good basketball links after the jump.

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • 2011-12
    : Hoops Officially Opens Season Friday
    The Trib: The last shot for Missouri basketball's transformational players

    People gave plenty of credit for the Tigers’ sudden rise to the seniors, particularly Carroll and Lyons, who formed arguably the Big 12’s best frontcourt duo and combined to average 31.2 points and 13.3 rebounds while leading MU within one victory of the school’s first Final Four.

    "DeMarre and J.T. and Matt would be talking about it, and people would be saying, ‘We resurrected Missouri basketball,’ " English said with a laugh. "We’d be in the background like, ‘What? We’re the reason. Y’all won 16 games last year.’ "

    Even some of those veterans acknowledged at the time the importance of their unbridled confidence.

    The freshmen hadn’t dealt with the disappointment those veterans had. Lyons and Lawrence witnessed the disastrous end of Quin Snyder’s tenure, and the rest lived through a 16-16 season, marred by a fight outside a downtown night club, in Anderson’s second year.

    English, Denmon and Bowers were also contributors that season. Most memorably, English scored 17 points against Marquette in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. English came off the bench to relieve Tiller and sank the decisive free throws in the waning seconds.

    "We thought it was easy," English said.

    KC Star: Smaller Tigers see big-man Ratliffe as key to season
    Post-Dispatch: Kim English optimistic about new season
    Post-Dispatch: Three keys to Mizzou's season Senior Interview: Marcus Denmon
  • Fox Sports MW: Missouri and Southeast Missouri State meet again Friday
  • Recruiting Men's Basketball Announces Recruiting Class
    The Trib (Steve Walentik): Statements on Missouri's five 2012 basketball signees
    Post-Dispatch: Mizzou basketball announces five signings
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): Miami will sit player linked to MU's Haith in Shapiro allegation

Other Basketball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Wrestling No. 9 Wrestling Opens Season Sunday Wrestling Announces 2012-13 Signing Class
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball
    The Trib: Pingeton promises to keep it real Mizzou Opens Regular Season On the Road
  • Mizzou Volleyball Tigers Head to Texas A&M
  • Mizzou Gymnastics Behind the Scenes: Team Poster Shoot
  • Mizzou Baseball 2012 Mizzou Non-Recruit Tyler McSparran (the rest of the story)