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Mizzou Links, 9-28-12

Mizzou's offense attempts to get going, Keyon Dooling talks about abuse, and Mizzou has the No. 1 collegiate golfer in the country.

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Mizzou Football Links

  • Game Week
    Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Gary Pinkel
    The Trib: Donovan Bonner gets first start against Central Florida
    PowerMizzou: Finding a balance

    "I don't think it's anything we're doing," T.J. Moe said. "We certainly try to take advantage of what we're good at. But they're taking it away a little bit, defenses have, and we need to start slinging it around a little bit."

    "Just with the defenses coming out, respecting our offense, they're coming in and finding different techniques to cover all the things we do on offense," Kendial Lawrence said. "I think that's what it is they're doing so far."

    One player seems to have the clear-cut answer for the problem. It's the player responsible for turning the play from ho-hum into a home run.

    James Franklin said his mentality is at fault. On Monday, he said he needed to be more aggressive in the passing game. After his shoulder was wrenched on a throw in the Georgia game, he admitted he became tentative looking for receivers downfield. But, all season he's tried to run carefully, tiptoeing his way to yards instead of running like he did a year ago.

  • Last Week
    KC Star: MU film room | Observations from a 31-10 loss to South Carolina

    Another stat speaks to how conservative Missouri’s passing offense was Saturday. Of Franklin’s 18 passes, 11 were toward the boundary — the short side of the field — while three were in the middle and only four were toward the field. Franklin said his ailing shoulder — which forced him to miss the previous game — still bothered him some against the Gamecocks, so perhaps that’s why he made (or was instructed to make?) so many short, close throws. He didn’t forget how to play football overnight, so it’s obvious the injury is limiting him.

    Either way, Pinkel reiterated Wednesday that he hopes to see Missouri throw the ball downfield more this week. And Franklin might want to start settling in against this "rush four, contain six" defensive look — which Georgia and South Carolina both used in wins over the Tigers — because Henson isn’t convinced it’s going anywhere, not with the defensive linemen the SEC has to offer.

    "It’s the SEC, you know? That’s kind of what it’s all about, and that’s where it probably separate itself from rest of college football," Henson said. "Florida will be pretty good, Tennessee will be good, Alabama will be good, and I’m sure Vanderbilt and Kentucky will be good too … the bottom line is as not as much about who we’re playing as it is about us just playing with good fundamentals."

  • More DGB
    Post-Dispatch: For DGB, move to college ball hasn't been 1-2-3
  • More Sheldon
    KC Star: Instead of talk, Sheldon Richardson is noticed for tackles
  • Mailbag
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Answering the Twitter Mail Satchel

    @MizzouJason Britt is getting destroyed at tackle. 1st UGA's Jones, then USC's Clowney. What are the coaches going to do to not expose him?

    First, we're talking about what might be the two best pass-rushers in the country. They're going to beat a lot of blockers this year. And Clowney didn't destroy Britt. He beat him cleanly twice on 29 pass plays. That's two too many but Britt held his own for the bulk of that game. I'd wager you won't find another left tackle in the SEC who will be asked to block Clowney 1-on-1 for an entire game like Britt was.

    @bmikekorte Why do we get excuses about the OL rather than the usual "Move 'em over & move 'em up"? Did coaches' confidences take a hit?

    Pinkel definitely changed his tone on the offensive line during his session with reporters on Monday. He went out of his way to say the line played well at times at South Carolina and has made progress since dealing with the injuries. There was much less commiserating about the lack of experience and healthy bodies.

    We Are Mizzou: Sean Weatherspoon Visits 6th Graders

Mizzou Basketball Links

After a while with almost no basketball links, we had a mini-explosion yesterday, starting with a very, very important, tough admission from Keyon Dooling.

  • Keyon Long-ago abuse, and years of repressing the memories, took their toll on Keyon Dooling
    SB Nation: Keyon Dooling reveals sexual abuse as a child
    Celtics Town: Keyon Dooling discusses being sexually abused, defends Rajon Rondo, spits all kinds of knowledge
  • 2012-13
    The Trib (Steve Walentik): Not a lot of tested talent in SEC
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: [4-star Memphis PF] Johnathan Williams III Sets Announcement Date Johnathan Williams III profile
  • A Kimmeh Endorsement
    YouTube: Kim English Says Vote for Truman!

Mizzou Diamond Sports Links

Other Mizzou Links

  • The Trib (Ross Dellenger): The Scouting Report
  • Mizzou Volleyball Student-Athlete Spotlight: Whitney Little
  • Mizzou Soccer
    The Missourian: Taiwo Adeshigbin ready for Georgia homecoming
  • Mizzou Men's Golf
    The Trib: Jace Long ranked as nation's top collegiate golfer
  • Mizzou Women's Golf Savich Representing Serbia in Women's World Amateur
  • Mizzou Gymnastics Verizon Arena to Host 2013 SEC Gymnastics Championship