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Mizzou Links: Maty Mauk, Brothers, Trust and Execution, then Florida

The Tuesday Watercooler is a bit late and hurried because of a power outage. Kentrell Brothers is getting better each day, the Missouri Tigers are making the movie "Trust and Execution", snaps are counted and analyzed, and looking ahead to Florida and Vandy

Kyle Rivas

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Linebacker Kentrell Brothers coming into his own for Missouri | The Kansas City Star

"I’ve been playing pretty good the last couple weeks," Brothers said. "It’s taken me a couple games to get the feel of things, but I’m glad it’s coming now rather than later in the season. Hopefully, I can keep it up." Brothers, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound native of Guthrie, Okla., played in 11 games his freshman season in 2012 before emerging as a budding star with 70 tackles, including 6 1/2 for a loss, and three interceptions last season.

Missouri Notes: The "Matter of Trust" edition - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

"I know right now that, when he’s scrambling sometimes, he’s losing a lot of yards," Henson said. "That’ makes it hard for you to even get the ball down the field. We’ve got to protect him better. He’s got to hang in there. We’ve got to get open. It’s all those things working in combination."

Gary Pinkel Speaks, Week 8 - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

On Maty Mauk staying in the pocket: "Guys like that, you don't want to sit there and say, 'Stay here. Don't move.' It takes away his creativity. We're always look at that with him. We know he can play at a high level. He's just going through some rough times. I have 100 percent confidence in him."

Live from Columbia: Pinkel previews Tigers-Gators : Sports

Pinkel on Mauk: "We've seen him do it on big stages. He'll look back at this as something that helped him. We just want to get it fixed. ... He's mentally tough. He's not used to people wanting another quarterback to go in. He's got my support. He's got my teammates' support."

Snap Decisions: Bringing the Heat on Maty Mauk...Kind of - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Behind The Stripes

The first thing: it would be inaccurate to say Georgia blitzed often to get to Mauk. It rushed more than four on only 5 of 27 pass plays. Instead, it used stunts with the four it had and brought that fourth rusher -- in addition to the three down linemen -- from different places to up the difficulty level. Mauk actually seemed to handle an extra rusher well, completing a 16-yarder to Moore and a 24-yarder to Hunt for the Tigers' longest play of the day. But he also lost the fumble on Leonard Floyd's strip sack and threw a pick on Hunt's drop. - Following the Future: 10/13

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Florida and Vandy

Football scouting report: Florida - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

This is the seventh installment of a weekly Monday blog on Tiger Tidings that will examine the Missouri football team's upcoming opponent.

MUTIGERS.COM Mizzou Looks to Continue Road Success at Florida - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Football

The Missouri Tigers (4-2 overall, 1-1 in Southeastern Conference play) hit the road for a Saturday showdown in the Swamp, as they head to Gainesville, Fla., where they'll take on the Florida Gators (3-2, 2-2). Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (central time), with the game televised on ESPN2.

Afternoon start for Mizzou-Vandy : Sports

Tigers' homecoming game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on SEC Network.

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Sheldon Richardson: Call us frustrated, don't call us losers - ESPN New York

There was a mix of emotions after the Jets' fifth straight loss. Guard Willie Colon, often the unofficial locker-room spokesman, refused to speak with reporters -- quite telling. This was a humbling day for the offensive line, as the Jets ran for only 31 yards, the lowest of the Rex Ryan era. Across the room, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson showed plenty of emotion. Asked if he's frustrated by the 1-5 start, Richardson snapped, "Do you see my face? It’s frustrated, right? That’s all you need to know. It’s frustrating to lose. I’m not a loser, none of us are losers, so losing is frustrating."

Man Crush Monday: E.J. Gaines - Turf Show Times

Once thought of as a fill-in for the injured Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines has arguably had the biggest impact of any Rookie on the team.

Just when you had to go and say that:

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Howard, Ivory shine in Fall World Series |

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports The Missouri baseball team split up for the first three games of an inter-squad matchup this past weekend for their Fall World Series. The team, which was divided into a Black team and a Gold team, featured strong performances by sophomore Ryan Howard and senior Jake Ivory. The first game,…

MUTIGERS.COM Mizzou Tennis Announces Full Tentative 2014-15 Schedule - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis

The Mizzou tennis team have released their full tentative 2014-15 schedule, as announced today by head coach Sasha Schmid and Mizzou Athletics. Spring 2015 action kicks off on Jan. 17 with a trip to University of Texas-Arlington.

MUTIGERS.COM Mizzou Baseball to Help Puppies in 2015 - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Baseball

The Mizzou baseball team has partnered with the Puppies With Purpose program for the 2015 season in an effort to help raise money for Columbia service dogs. The initiative, dubbed K's for K9's, will allow fans to pledge a donation amount to be paid per strikeout during the 2015 season.

Holmes no longer part of MU women's hoops program - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

Davionna Holmes is no longer a member of the Missouri women's basketball team. The 6-foot-3 redshirt sophomore forward had not practiced with the team this fall. Fall practice started Oct. 6. She participated during summer practices.

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