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Mizzou Links, 5-11-11

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Photo by Bill Carter, who clearly spent way too much time (per our request) taking pictures of No. 7 at this year's B&G game.
Photo by Bill Carter, who clearly spent way too much time (per our request) taking pictures of No. 7 at this year's B&G game.

Mizzou Football Links

  • PowerMizzou: Missouri and the Rivals 250 (good piece on which of the Top 250 recruits are giving a serious look at Mizzou)
  • The Missourian: Blaine Gabbert among rookies hurt by NFL lockout
  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Shocked by QB transfer? Don't be
    That's 16 quarterback signees in 11 recruiting classes with only four who have exhausted their eligibility without changing positions: [Brad] Smith, [Brandon] Coleman, [Chase] Daniel and [Chase] Patton. College teams are always rolling the dice when recruiting quarterbacks, especially when signing multiple QBs in one class. When Gary Pinkel signs two quarterbacks in the same class, history tells him one could very well transfer. History has repeated itself again.
  • Post-Dispatch: Mizzou fans: Meet James Franklin, your new QB
  • ESPN.com (Ivan Maisel): 3-point stance
    Redshirt freshman Tyler Gabbert didn’t win the job to replace his brother Blaine at Missouri, so Tyler Gabbert decided to transfer. Three things: a) Tyler committed to Nebraska out of high school, then changed his mind. Now he’s committed to Mizzou and changed his mind. B) Backups these days who refuse to recognize that they are "one play away" are shortsighted and immature. C) Coach Gary Pinkel thanked Tyler for his efforts. A previous generation of coaches wouldn’t have let him leave.
    "Back in MY day, if a player asked for a transfer, the coach made him run extra laps while carrying coeds on both shoulders and drinking a milkshake ... and they LIKED IT."

    Not sure where that came from.  Anyway.

Big 12 Football Links

Mizzou Basketball Links

Big 12 Basketball Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • MUtigers.com: Athletic Training Staff Named Best in Big 12 (very, very well-deserved if you think about some of the recovery times we've witnessed)
  • MUtigers.com: Fifty-seven Tiger Student-Athletes To Graduate
  • Mizzou Softball
    MUtigers.com: Nicole Hudson Dubbed Big 12 Player of the Week (lord, I would hope so after the week she had...)
    The Missourian: Missouri's Nicole Hudson earns more Big 12 honors
  • Mizzou Baseball
    SimmonsField.com: Finals: Pass/Fail

Other

  • Busted Racquet: When, if ever, will Novak Djokovic get to No. 1 in the rankings? (Shared because of the "Last time someone other than Nadal or Federer was No. 1 was February 2004" tidbit.  Holy moly.)
  • Run Of Play: Hyperpartisanship: An Addendum
  • SB Nation: GIF: Kenny Smith's Haunted Replay Wall (This made me giggle.)
  • Joe Posnanski: Home in Capital Letters