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Mizzou Links, 7-11-11

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Nice to see Moore getting some "unsung" love, even if it's from a local.
Nice to see Moore getting some "unsung" love, even if it's from a local.

Mizzou Football Links

Interesting Matter article about Big 12 recruiting services. It's a funny topic; coaches and coaching staffs go out of their way to claim they don't look at Rivals or Scout, but I do wonder what these other services do that Rivals and Scout don't. I know staffs could probably care less about these sites' rankings, but to what level are the videos better at "Randy Neu's Texas Sports Films"? I'm sure teams get what they pay for, but I do wonder where the differences are in quality.

  • The Trib: Big 12's unsung heroes deserve mention
  • The Trib: Oregon mess not representative of most recruiting services

    "There’s a lot of very helpful recruiting services out there, legitimate ones, that are indeed an aide to our programs," said Mitzi Clayton, Missouri’s assistant athletic director for compliance. "For whatever reason, budget reasons or a timing reason, we’re not able to be everywhere in the country looking at every prospect."

    That’s where the recruiting services can become valuable — and pricey. Missouri currently subscribes to nine services and spent approximately $44,000 on those subscriptions last year, team spokesman Chad Moller said. The most Missouri spent on one particular subscription last year was $7,500.

    That might sound costly, but the Tigers pinch pennies compared to Alabama. The Birmingham News reported in May that Alabama spent $218,628 on scouting services during the last three years. ...

    Among the services Missouri uses are Randy Neu’s Texas Sports Films; The Prep’s Report, a service that specializes in Florida prospects; LRS Sports, which focuses on players in the Southeast; and Elite Scouting Service, the former employer of the industry’s latest outcast, Willie Lyles.

  • Maty Mauk
    PowerMizzou: More than football
    PowerMizzou: The Post Script: Maty Mauk
  • Big Gabs
    Big Cat Country: Jaguars' 2011 Rookie Prognostications: QB Blaine Gabbert, part 1
    Big Cat Country: Jaguars' 2011 Rookie Prognostications: QB Blaine Gabbert, part 2
  • More Pointless Watch Lists That Are Great Because They Include Mizzou Guys
    MUtigers.com: Gooden, Hoch, Madison Named to Watch Lists

Other Football Links

I enjoyed the Koetter article. It really is funny to me how much your fate is tied to good decisions you make after your initial (worse) decisions fall through.

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Purvis
    ZagsBlog: Rodney Purvis at LeBron Camp

Other

That USWNT match really was fun yesterday ... it truly was everything wonderful and horrific about soccer in one 2-3 hour package. But meanwhile ... flying cars!

  • Geekosystem: Flying Car Gets Green Light From Feds
  • NY Times: Bruce Springsteen's inspiration for 'Glory Days'
  • USWNT
    7500 To Holte: Why We Watch: The USWNT-Brazil Game That Made Me Remember