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A 14th commit, Mizzou vs. the National Guard, Torren Jones speaks, and Landon Donovan wears shades.

Bill Carter

We had some behind-the-scenes network errors this morning, so I'm running late on this. I'll skip Music Monday this week. You're welcome.

1. Hello, Roderick Winters

PowerMizzou: No. 14 for Mizzou
KC Star: Texas linebacker Roderick Winters commits to Missouri

No, Roderick Winters is not a four-star linebacker who turns the perceptions tide for Mizzou's 2014 recruiting class. No, he didn't have any other major offers. Yes, we're still banking on the idea that Mizzou is not compromising its standards (athleticism, film, etc.) in sending out offers. Yes, 14 commits before August is rather unprecedented. Yes, this is going to be the lowest-ranked recruiting class in the SEC this year. No, I don't know what to think. Yes, I've written all of this before.

Also: Yes, Roderick Winters has a pretty awesome name. And yes, his Hudl.com film depicts a pretty big hitter and good blitzer. If Mizzou coaches like his measurables and, again, haven't compromised their standards in the process, then it's all good. Welcome, Mr. Winters!

Other Recruiting
PowerMizzou: Bentley's favorites based on style
PowerMizzou: Jackson plans to visit Mizzou

2. DISRESPECT, et cetera

KC Star: Tigers out to prove naysayers wrong

Camp Approacheth
PowerMizzou: Most Important Tigers: No. 12
PowerMizzou: Most Important Tigers: No. 11
PowerMizzou: Ten Years of Camp: July 19th
PowerMizzou: Ten Years of Camp: July 20th
PowerMizzou: Ten Years of Camp: July 21st

Media Days Remnants
Fox Sports MW: Looking for a college that will land you in the NFL?
The Trib: Much ado about SEC news
The Trib: Twitter Tracking, SEC Media Days edition: Who's got the biggest following?

And This
We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Football Team Building with Missouri National Guard

3. Max and Aaron

KC Star: Crow wants best for Scherzer, not Tigers
KC Star: Detroit Tigers star Max Scherzer: A Mizzou Tiger for life

4. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH

MUtigers.com: Bonuchi Takes 10th at FINA World Championships

More Swimming & Diving
The Missourian: Spotlight not part of success for Missouri swimmer Max Grodecki

5. Hey, Torren

Mizzou Network (YouTube): Torren Jones Summer Interview

More Basketball
The Maneater: Oriakhi getting used to life in the desert
The Trib: Denmon shines in Spurs’ summer league loss

Basketball Recruiting
ZagsBlog: Devin Booker Talks Schools

6. NERRRRRRRRRRRDS (of different types)

Nate Silver
SB Nation: Nate Silver joining ESPN, per report
The Verge: Nate Silver jumps ship, reportedly takes his statistical expertise to ESPN

Comic-Con (the last line of this piece just slayed me)
The Verge: You shall not pass: The weapon inspectors of San Diego Comic-Con

7. #USMNT

That was fun. We should score five goals in every match.

Stars and Stripes FC: USA vs. El Salvador, 2013 Gold Cup quarterfinals: Final score 5-1, America still awesome
SI.com (Grant Wahl): Landon Donovan proves he belongs as U.S. routs El Salvador
Dirty Tackle: Newly blond Eddie Johnson scores immediately after entering match to seal U.S. quarterfinal win
Dirty Tackle: El Salvador fans throw sunglasses at Landon Donovan, so he tries them on