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Mizzou Links: Kim Anderson is tired of talking, Kentrell Brothers is good at tackling

Friday Watercooler is working for the weekend.


Newlogo_medium What's On: Rock M Radio!

Jack Peglow and Sam Snelling talk about everything from Mizzou Golf to the latest Mizzou hoops 'crootin.

Newlogo_medium Football: Kentrell Brothers' Tackling, SEC East, Wide Receivers

STAT SPOTLIGHT: Where Are MU's top tacklers making their stops? - Columbia Daily Tribune David Morrison

We decided to try it out this week to try and explain why Kentrell Brothers' 10-tackle game against South Carolina on Saturday was better than his 10-tackle game against Georgia last year.

Morning Jolt: SEC West will start sorting itself out | USA TODAY Sports - This is code for: "We haven't watched any of their games"

8. Missouri: It’s tough to figure out these Tigers. One week after they lost at home to Indiana, they went to South Carolina and beat the Gamecocks 21-20, rallying from a 20-7 deficit with less than eight minutes remaining. Despite the hiccup against Indiana, Mizzou is undefeated in the SEC entering an open date that is followed by four straight games against Eastern Division opponents.

Missouri football's Bud Sasser off to hot start - Columbia Missourian

Flash forward to Saturday night at South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium: The Tigers were set up at their own 32-yard line, trailing 20-7 with less than eight minutes remaining in their Southeastern Conference opener against the Gamecocks.

Pinkel hopes to get Hunt, White back after open date - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: MU Football

Missouri’s bye week could serve a valuable function in helping get starting wide receivers Jimmie Hunt and Darius White healed up in time for the No. 24 Tigers’ Oct. 11 home date against No. 13 Georgia.

TJ's Take: Mizzou Bye Week And SEC Power Rankings >

I heard from a lot of fans this week, "This South Carolina win makes that Indiana loss hurt that much worse." The loss to Indiana hurts your pride, sure, but has zero effect on the season. Yes, they’ll drop and did drop down some rankings, but if the Tigers won out and were the SEC Champions, does anyone actually think they would be held out of the playoff? Not a chance in the world. Huge win at South Carolina. They have the bye week to heal up and get ready for Todd Gurley. To quote Coach Pinkel, this game is "mammoth". If Mizzou wins this game, they would only have to go 4-2 against Kentucky, Tennesse, Vandy, A&M, Arkansas, and Florida to go to win the SEC East. It’s doable, to say the least.

Newlogo_medium Hoops: Young Tigers, Identity, Media Day

Anderson sees potential in young Tigers - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: MU Basketball

"It’s been really great," he said Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Mizzou Arena. "I think it’s been great to be able to go out and see so many people to talk about Missouri basketball. … I don’t know who I haven’t talked to, really." But Anderson is also happy his speaking schedule will slow down now and he can throw himself more fully into the job he was hired to do: coach.

Kim Anderson: "We need to establish what we are" : Dave Matter

"Look, here’s the deal," he said later. "This is the University of Missouri. We have certain expectations for our student athletes. So, when those expectations aren’t met, then there are consequences. … I’m not a difficult guy to get along with. The guys who aren’t here anymore, it wasn’t a deal where they didn’t get along with me. It’s a situation where we’re going to do things a certain way. That’s what I was hired to do. Unfortunately, things have happened. … We do need to establish what we are, who we are. This is the University of Missouri basketball team. We don't have unrealistic expectations. I don’t make everybody in by 9 every night or any of that stuff. But we are going to have some guidelines."

Notes from Missouri basketball media day - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Courtside View

The Missouri basketball team is set to tip off full-scale practices on Monday with the regular-season opener against UMKC now little more than six weeks away.

Newlogo_medium Lady Tigers: Soccer and Softball

New formation allows MU soccer team to better utilize midfield - Columbia Daily Tribune

The lone tally in the Missouri soccer team’s 1-0 victory Friday at then-No. 14 South Carolina resulted from a formation working to perfection.

MU fall softball update: Lowary, Sanchez thriving; Randazzo, Kingsley recovering - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Tiger Tidings

At some point during the fall softball season, Missouri freshman pitcher Paige Lowary might allow a hit. Maybe. She hasn’t yet. Lowary has tossed a total of 10 no-hit innings against Crowder College and Highland Community College.