Mizzou Football Links
The Trib (Joe Walljasper): Leaving is the right call for Yost
For some reason, reporters were only allowed to talk to the coordinators once every other week, and even at that, Yost would put off descending the staircase to meet the media for as long as he could. But if you were willing to twiddle your thumbs for a half-hour after every other player and coach had left, Yost never disappointed. He was always nice, always insightful, always honest ... and always in need of a cheeseburger and a nap. When every last question was answered, he trudged back upstairs to immerse himself in more game film. He might have been better served to knock off early and hit happy hour once in a while.
Yost got emotional after victories of modest distinction, hugging players and weeping with relief. The offseason offered little respite because he was also the team's recruiting coordinator. Imagining who else might be sharing Dorial Green-Beckham's couch was its own torture.
It is my belief that in difficult times we question the competence of authority figures with unconventional hairstyles. This is just a theory, but I think Quin Snyder would back me up on this one. Yost got quite a bit of criticism, some of it from me, some of it deserved. But anyone who interacted with him had nothing bad to say about him personally.
Some guys are so sure they're right and everyone else is wrong that criticism doesn't bother them. I don't think Yost is one of those guys.
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Time to take a risk?
PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
jjspkd asks: Do you expect an increased budget for hiring the new OC? Any rumors about who are the top choices? Do you expect any?recruiting?defections? If they hire someone who currently has a job at another school am I correct in assuming any unsigned recruits can follow? Sorry for all the questions.
GD: I think you HAVE to increase the budget. SEC coordinators are making more than Missouri was paying for the most part. As far as the top choices, it's very early. News of the resignation hit 51 hours ago. By the end of the week, I hope to have a better handle on things. Recruits don't seem to be leaving from what we've gathered. And, yes, any coach would be able to try to bring some of his school's commitments along with him if he chose to.
Other Football Links
So Tennessee apparently got turned down by Mike Gundy and Charlie Strong yesterday, not a week after getting turned down by Jon Gruden. Yeah, this would have been a horrendous year to be looking for a head coach. Just going to throw that out there.
- Tennessee Is Still Looking For A Coach
SI.com (Pete Thamel): Charlie Strong turns down Tennessee offer, will stay at Louisville
SB Nation: Charlie Strong chooses Louisville over Tennessee, according to report
Card Chronicle: Report: Charlie Strong Turns Down Tennessee, Staying at Louisville
Card Chronicle: Charlie Strong Press Conference Set For Thursday Morning
Saturday Blitz: Louisville Fully Invested in Becoming a Football Power
Tar Heel Blog: Charlie Strong Will Remain at Louisville, Fedora to Hold Team Meeting Tomorrow
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Announces SEC Single-Game Ticket Sales
Mizzou Basketball announced that single-game tickets for the inaugural season of play in the Southeastern Conference go on sale Thursday night at 6 p.m. online at mutigers.com.
Tickets can also be ordered over the phone by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Box Office starting Friday morning at 8 a.m.
Mizzou Basketball has seen more than 12,400 season tickets sold for the 2012-13 campaign and a limited number of single-game seats will be available for league play.
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Softball Announces 2013 Schedule
The Tigers will begin their 2013 season with a 10-game road trip out West, as they'll get things started in Santa Barbara, Calif. at the UCSB Tournament (Feb. 15-17). The next weekend will mark a return trip to the Golden State for the Mary Nutter Classic, held Feb. 21-24 in Palm Springs, where they'll take on 2012 NCAA Tournament teams Maryland, San Diego State and Florida, in addition to two games with Cal-State Fullerton to close out the trip.
Pre-conference tournament action will wrap up the following weekend in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where Mizzou will face in-state foes Southeast Missouri State, Saint Louis, Missouri State and UMKC in the Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament (March 1-3).
Mizzou's first-ever series in Southeastern Conference play will take place March 8-10, when the Tigers host the Texas A&M Aggies at University Field in Columbia, Mo. That begins the conference portion of the season, and the Tigers will host South Carolina (March 29-30), Arkansas (March 12-14) and Tennessee (May 3-5) over the course of the season, while they will travel for SEC road series at Ole Miss (March 15-17), Alabama (April 5-7), LSU (April 19-21) and Kentucky (April 26-28).
SimmonsField.com: SxSE: Vandy Baseball
SimmonsField.com: Northern Exposure: Succeeding at College Baseball Outside the Sunbelt