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Mizzou Links, 9-7-12

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Mizzou Football Links

  • Game Week FAN PRIMER - Mizzou vs. Georgia

    MIZZOU PRIDE POINTS – Remember our Pride Points that encompass all of the above:

    Wear Gold
    Be Responsible
    Arrive Early/Stay Late
    Celebrate Our Traditions
    Respect The Game

    Mizzou Network: 1 on 1 with Gary Pinkel
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Thursday Morning Links
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Writer's Block: Catching Up with UGA beat writer Seth Emerson

    Q: Did you take anything away from the Buffalo game that could be a concern for this team?

    A: I was surprised the defensive front had as much trouble with the Buffalo quarterback, who was able to take off and gain some yards off some passing plays – especially on third down. When Missouri has a quarterback who actually is a dual threat, that’s a red flag. That said, Georgia players and coaches say it was small mistakes, like not staying in lanes, that caused that to happen, and they are correcting them for Missouri. This time they’re preparing for a running quarterback, unlike last week.

    The Georgia offense also wasn’t perfect, but the passing game should be fine. Aaron Murray just missed on a few passes, but didn’t have any picks. The big issue is injuries on the offensive line: Right tackle John Theus, one of the nation’s top O-line recruits this year, sprained his ankle late in the game. So did his top replacement, sophomore Watts Dantzler. I suspect Theus will gut it out and play. But if he can’t, that’s a huge worry for Georgia’s line, which was perhaps the team’s primary concern entering the season. (The others were tailbacks and special teams, and those looked pretty good in the opener.)

    The Missourian: Georgia fans arriving in Columbia for Missouri game
    KC Star: Mizzou's E.J. Gaines ready to stand out in SEC

    Arguably no recent cornerback has been more influential than former Falcons and Cowboys star Deion Sanders, a player who irritated some by matching his Hall of Fame skill with just as much swagger. His showmanship, however, is revered by younger generations.

    "As a corner, you want to be ‘Prime Time,’ baby — that’s the only way," said MU senior Kip Edwards, who starts at the corner opposite Gaines.

    Edwards, who loves to cover receivers and talk trash, said his choice of Sanders as his all-time favorite corner revealed plenty about the way he sees himself as a player. He also said Gaines’ favorite — Packers star Charles Woodson — showed a lot about his buddy as well.

    "I see why E.J. would pick Charles — Charles fits what E.J. does," Edwards said. "Woodson is a guy that likes to come up and bang. You see him, and he’s coming up, playing free safety, he’s in the slot, coming off blitzes. And that’s what E.J. likes to do."

    KC Star: Mizzou-Georgia football preview
    PowerMizzou: A monster Missouri knows

    Any way it's sliced, Missouri's line has its work cut out on Saturday. When team members are comparing a current opponent to three former All-Americans, three former first-round picks, three NFL stars who have totaled 54 sacks in five combined NFL seasons, the offensive line has a tough assignment.

    Even more, Missouri's offensive line takes on that task with at least two inexperienced players in the middle of its line. A year ago, Evan Boehm was coming off a big win over St. Joseph Central in his senior year at Lee's Summit West. Three weeks ago, Max Copeland didn't have a scholarship. And, until this spring, Mitch Morse wasn't exclusively a center.

    Morse will play on Satuday. Depending on the health of Jack Meiners' strained knee, Copeland or Boehm or both will get another start. Against Southeastern Louisiana, a game that saw James Franklin flee defenders more often than he should, Copeland graded out the highest at 92 percent.

    Boehm, in his first start, came in at 83 percent, the freshman said.

    "I thought we got done what we needed to get done," Henson said. "We got to get better as we compete against better competition."

    CBS Sports: PHOTO: Mike Slive to toss commemorative coin at Texas A&M, Missouri (SEC): Franklin, Missouri look to spread the wealth
  • Murph
    The Trib: Murphy's returns evoke memories of Maclin
    KBIA Sports: Marcus Murphy ready to make big plays in the punt return game (ready to?)
  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    The Missourian: Missouri's move to SEC to bring estimated $185 million to Columbia

    MU graduate students from the Trulaske College of Business Crosby MBA program conducted the study using data about ticket sales, television revenue, donor contributions and fan spending.

    "We applied the same model as previous years, but combined the extra home game as well as increased attendance and increased ticket prices, and of course, a few extra fans," Kincheloe said.

    Alden said the 2012-2013 estimate is right on target.

    "I believe they're quite conservative, which is a good thing," he said.

  • Good, Because He's Been Thrown In The Deep End
    Post-Dispatch: MU's Boehm is 'mature beyond his years'
    Post-Dispatch: MU, Rams have new eras; how long will TV luster last?
  • Last Week
    We Are Mizzou: Big Hits
    We Are Mizzou: Special Teams Play of the Week
  • Remember Logan Gray?
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Former Georgia QB comes home
  • No Comment
    The Missourian: SEC move sparks interest in traditional Southern game day fashion
  • MIZ! USA!
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Mizzou pride flying high in Middle East
  • 2013 Recruiting
    PowerMizzou: The Chamber
    The Missourian: Commitment to Missouri has Rock Bridge football player smiling
    PowerMizzou: FL WR Dionte Taylor considers Mizzou
  • Komen
    Mizzou Network: Tigers Film Komen Message
  • Vote For Truman!
    YouTube: Jeremy Maclin, L'Damian Washington, and Ian Simon Say Vote for Truman!

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • "Uncaged Leadership"?
    The Missourian: Missouri coach Haith speaks to business students about leadership

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