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Mizzou Links, 12-29-11

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Well ... if it didn't truly feel like Mizzou was an SEC member before yesterday ... I'm pretty sure it does now. No takesies backsies.

  • 2012 SEC Schedule: Local Reaction SEC Announces 2012 Football Conference Schedule
    The Trib: Georgia, Alabama coming to Faurot in 2012
    The Missourian: Breaking down Missouri's 2012 football schedule

    It will be interesting to see what Missouri can come up with as far as nonconference scheduling is concerned. Alnutt said the first priority is to try to reschedule games with Southern Illinois and Miami (Ohio), which were originally set for Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 respectively. Those have been replaced by SEC games against Georgia and South Carolina.

    If it doesn’t work out with Southern Illinois and Miami, Alnutt said that typically another team from those conferences probably would fill in. When the Big 12 changed its 2011 schedule after the departures of Nebraska and Colorado, the Missouri Valley Conference was able to get Western Illinois to come to Columbia for a game.

    The Missourian: 2012 MU Homecoming set for Oct. 27; Missouri will face Kentucky
    KC Star: Mizzou's first SEC schedule is set
    Post-Dispatch: MU to open SEC play at home vs. Georgia in 2012
    PowerMizzou: SEC schedule released
  • Border War Not Completely Dead Yet? Just 98%?
    KC Star (Campus Corner): Mizzou SEC schedule set while Tigers await official word from KU
    College Football Talk: Mizzou has Border War slot open for November; does KU want it?
  • 2012 SEC Schedule: SEC/National Reaction
    SB Nation: The 2012 SEC Football Schedule Released, Now Everyone Freak Out
    Dawg Sports: Where The Georgia Bulldogs Won, Lost, And Drew
    Dawg Sports: Georgia Bulldogs Lose Pre-Cocktail Party Open Date But Card Gains Elsewhere
    Roll Bama Roll: Alabama To Add Both Missouri And Texas A&M
    Alligator Army: Florida Football's 2012 Schedule: Official, Released, And Daunting
    Red Cup Rebellion: Ole Miss Already Given Six Conference Losses
    Team Speed Kills: Georgia Wins, South Carolina Loses And Where Are Arkansas And A&M Playing?
    For Whom The Cowbell Tolls: Dogs face tough tests @ end of season
    Arkansas Expats: 2012 Arkansas Razorback Football Schedule Released
    Anchor of Gold: Vanderbilt Hosts First League Game of 14 Team Conference
    Garnet And Black Attack: SEC Schedules
    Outkick The Coverage: Complete 2012 SEC Football Schedule
    CBS Sports: 2012 SEC schedule team-by-team breakdown
    Lexington Herald-Leader (John Clay): UK travels to Missouri on Oct. 27 in new football sked
    College Football Talk: SEC releases 2012 conference schedule
    Saturday Blitz: Newcomers Face Challenges; Frontrunners Get Off Light
    Crystal Ball Run: Top 10 SEC Games Of 2012
  • Dixie-Nary Rolls On SEC Dixie-nary: S is for SEC Tournament

Mizzou Football Links

There were about 12 different parts of Matter's piece below that I wanted to blurb. Read it all, especially the part about Justin Britt. And I have no idea what the context is for the below video -- it was a lead-in to the Indy Bowl in one way or another -- but it ... is ... awesome.

  • 2011 In Review
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook: Farewell to 2011

    Now that his season is complete, we can make it official: James Franklin was a more productive player in 2011 than Blaine Gabbert was in 2010.

    Against a more grueling schedule, Franklin completed 63.39 percent of his passes, slightly better than Gabbert, who completed 63.36 last year. Gabbert averaged more passing yards per game, 232.5 to Franklin’s 220.9, but Franklin had the better efficiency numbers, 139.9 rating and 7.6 yards per attempt to Gabbert’s 127.0 rating and 6.7 yards per attempt.

    Franklin threw 98 fewer passes but more touchdowns, 21, to Gabbert’s 16. Franklin threw 11 interceptions to Gabbert’s nine.

    Franklin was a major factor in the running game: 981 rushing yards and 15 TDs. Gabbert ran for 232 yards and five TDs.

    As far as total offense, Franklin finished with 3,853 yards – a total eclipsed only twice in school history, by Chase Daniel in 2007 and 2008. And those were 14-game seasons for Daniel. In 13 games, Franklin averaged 296.4 yards of total offense and accounted for 36 touchdowns. In 2007, Daniel averaged 307.6 yards and accounted for 37 touchdowns. In 2008, Daniel averaged 309.6 yards of offense and accounted for 40 TDs.

    PowerMizzou: Season Grade Card
    We Are Mizzou: 2011 Mizzou Football Highlights
  • Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Morgan Steward: A new challenge awaits
  • Gabs
    Big Cat Country: On Blaine Gabbert, Maurice Jones-Drew, And The Jaguars' Defense

Other Football Links

  • Honestly, This Is Pretty Awesome
    SB Nation: Big Ten, Pac-12 Football To Create Inter-League Schedule System

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