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Tuesday Practice Reports
The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers getting closer to spring finale
● Wideout L'Damian Washington was back in action after missing a few practices with a mild concussion. He rejoined the starting lineup at his Z-receiver position. Tight end Eric Waters underwent surgery Tuesday for his torn medial collateral ligament, and just like in Saturday's scrimmage, backup slot receiver Gahn McGaffie moved over to Waters' position and was the No. 1 Y-receiver/tight end. With McGaffie at Y, Jimmie Hunt shifted from No. 2 Z-receiver to No. 2 H-receiver/slot behind starter T.J. Moe. Here's how the two-deep depth looks at the four receiver positions heading into Saturday's scrimmage:
X (outside): Marcus Lucas, Rolandis Woodland
Z (outside): Washington, Jaleel Clark
H (slot): Moe, Hunt
Y (tight end): McGaffie, Bud Sasser
● The offensive line did some more mixing and matching Tuesday as right guard Jack Meiners (illness) sat out a few drills and possessions during team drills. With Meiners out, Mitch Morse moved from center to right guard and Brad McNulty was promoted to center on the No. 1 line. For more on Morse and his acclimation to the top center job, be sure to check out Wednesday's Tribune. The Tigers appear to have found another multiyear anchor in the middle.
● Wesley Leftwich showed off his jets during the two-minute drill toward the end of practice, hauling in a nice pass down the left sideline from Alex Demczak. Ernest Payton eventually chased Leftwich down and shoved him out of bounds, but not until the former Hickman Kewpie had picked up about 60 yards. That would have been the play of the day, except…
● Play of the Day: Marcus Murphy slipped out of the backfield and took a swing pass from Ashton Glaser in the right flat. Murphy got a block, slipped a tackle and turned on the speed up the right sideline. He cut back inside at the ten and finished off a 62-yard catch and run. That's the Marcus Murphy we have heard a lot about, but not seen much of just yet.
Post-Dispatch: With new look, Tigers are dressed for success
PowerMizzou: Derrick Mitchell, Jr., talks Mizzou visit
Pinkel & Sleepy
Sound Cloud: KFRU Closers - Gary Pinkel Interview 4-10-12
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SB Nation: Bobby Petrino Fired: Notes From Jeff Long's Press Conference
SI.com (Andy Staples): Bobby Petrino ultimately left Arkansas Razorbacks with no choice but to fire him
Arkansas Expats: Bully for Jeff Long
Arkansas Expats: Welcome to the Post-Petrino Era: Reviewing Potential Razorback Coaching Candidates
Team Speed Kills: Bobby Petrino Fired By Arkansas; Gave Jessica Dorrell $20,000 Gift
Pre-Snap Read: Long Puts Arkansas First, Firing Petrino
ESPN.com: Potential replacements for Bobby Petrino as Arkansas Razorbacks' next coach
Mizzou Basketball Links
KC Star: UConn transfer is "counting down the days" to Mizzou visit
[Phil] Pressey – who is coming off a dynamite sophomore season – is doing all he can to lure his friend to Missouri, which sorely needs a center with his size, athleticism and ability to defend in the post.
"As soon as he heard I was transferring, he was like 'Come play with me,'" said Oriakhi. "Flip, that’s my guy...we talk just about everyday, to be honest, and that’s how we’ve always been. He was on the phone with me for an hour and a half (Monday) night."
The Tigers have two scholarships they intend to issue before next season, and Oriakhi – who recently met with Missouri coach Frank Haith – is a candidate to take one of them.
He is visiting Columbia this weekend and expects to narrow his list shortly thereafter. By the end of the month, he expects to settle on a college because he doesn’t want to drag this out.
PowerMizzou: [4-Star Small Forward] Semi Ojeleye not in hurry
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I Love Charting Data
Rush the Court: Charting Kentucky's Defense in the Championship Game
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MUtigers.com: Mizzou Rallies Past Arkansas-Little Rock, 10-5
The Missourian: Missouri snaps losing streak against Arkansas-Little Rock
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Tigers struggle, Kinsler gets paid
The Missourian: Missouri baseball game at Busch Stadium to prepare team for SEC
SimmonsField.com: Game Day: Illinois vs. Missouri @ Busch Stadium
MUtigers.com: Softball Wins Both Big 12 Weekly Awards
MUtigers.com: Ashley Fleming Named USA Softball Player of the Week
MUtigers.com: No. 9 Tigers Face Red-Hot Panthers on Wednesday
Mizzou Men's Golf
MUtigers.com: Tigers Earn Second Consecutive Tournament Title
Mizzou Network: Highlight Reel: Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate
The Missourian: Freshman leads Missouri to win at Mizzou Intercollegiate
Mizzou Women's Basketball
The Missourian: Three players granted release from Missouri women's basketball team
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Cheerleaders Head to Nationals