1. One day to Kentucky
I honestly expected DGB's targets to double when Mauk took over, and I have no idea why.
* Mauk likes to go to the slot. And coaches like calling screens when he's in the game. Most of those running back targets have not been panic checkdowns, but designed screens and swings.
* Franklin uses his outside receivers -- Washington and Green-Beckham -- more consistently. Mauk, however, goes big when he does connect with his outside guys. Witness Washington's 32.1 yards per catch when Mauk is in the game, as opposed to 13.8 with Franklin. [...]
* Missouri's rating when throwing to Green-Beckham has taken a hit going from Franklin (182.14) to Mauk (124.67). Some of that has to be the competition. SEC secondaries have been less hospitable to the Tigers' sophomore wideout, and Franklin had four games to throw to Green-Beckham in non-conference play.
* Isn't it kind of crazy that both quarterbacks' yards per attempt are basically identical? Franklin's at 8.09, Mauk at 8.13. They couldn't have picked much different ways to arrive at that number, with Franklin completing more than two-thirds of his passes and going -- on the average -- shorter and Mauk completing less than half of his passes and airing it out.
3. Michael Sam's "Hello, World" season
KC Star: Missouri’s Michael Sam rises from small Texas town to national star
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri DE Michael Sam named Lombardi Award semifinalist
We Are Mizzou: Michael Sam Bednarik Award Semi-Finalist
Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Swimming and Diving Travels to Missouri State Friday