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Have you applied for the offensive coordinator position yet? Also: Laurence Bowers has a great family, Kendial Lawrence's teammates like him, and ... mmm ... gnocchi.


Mizzou Football Links

Ah, formalities. Guess it's another few days before we can officially hear something about the offensive coordinator position. But hey, whatever gives us something to talk about during this, the deadest week of the fall sports calendar.

  • O.C.
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Help wanted: Missouri posts opening for assistant coach

    You think you've got the chops to coach college football? Tired of Missouri's offense not calling the plays you want to see? Ready to put those Tecmo Bowl skills to practical use? Then you, too, can apply to become Missouri's next assistant coach.

    It's been eight days since Missouri offensive coordinator David Yost announced his resignation from the coaching staff, and on Tuesday, MU posted the official job notice on the school's human resources website. The school is required to publicly post university staff (non-faculty) openings for a minimum five days before the position is filled, the Human Resources Service confirmed on Tuesday. The ad doesn't specify whether the job opening is for a quarterbacks coach or coordinator, only calling it Assistant Football Coach.

    PowerMizzou: Search for OC enters second week
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: Loud solidifies decision
  • Kendial Again
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Missouri players vote Lawrence Team MVP
  • Boo, 2012
    KBIA Sports: Fall sports at Mizzou share disappointing 2012 seasons, potential for future

Mizzou Basketball Links

If you have been on the fence about whether or not to subscribe to PowerMizzou, I would use the below article as a major feature in the "pro" column. (It's a free click, by the way, so have at it.) Lovely work, Gabe.

  • Party Starter
    PowerMizzou: Clan behind the Man

    Not just good. Better.

    "I feel like it. I've improved my overall game," Bowers said. "I worked on extending my range a lot, just handling the ball a little bit more. I felt like my first three years here I was kind of like an athletic garbage man. This year I feel like I'm showing my versatility a little bit more, helping Phil out breaking presses and just trying to do whatever coach needs me to do. I'm a senior, I'm a veteran and I know that coach and the team need my 100 percent effort every game."

    Through nine games, Bowers is averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds, both career highs. He is shooting 58.2% from the floor and 57.9% from three-point range. He has made 11 three-pointers, more than he did in his first three seasons combined.

    "He's a better, I don't want to say player, he's more gifted offensively than what I saw on tape. He's really expanded his game," Haith said. "He's definitely a more skilled offensive player than what I saw on tape."

    Like everything else with Laurence Bowers, the transformation started with his family.

    "The summer before he hurt his knee he was ready. He was doing the things we are seeing now," Arlyn Bowers said. "That long layoff, he kind of needed a refresher."

    So Arlyn Bowers got in his car. He drove the five-and-a-half hours. He grabbed his nephew and he went to work.

    "I came up a couple times and got in the gym with Laurence and trained him actually. Everyone wonders how he's all of a sudden shooting and scoring all these points," Arlyn said. "I took it upon myself to come up there and show him how he can get the ball and score in this offense. Showed him skill work, facing the basket, triple threat position, worked on his midrange game."

    The result?

    "He's actually a better player now that he hurt his knee."

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