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Mizzou Links: A JUCO end for the Tigers, and some handshakes for MU hall-of-famers

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JUCO end Marcell Frazier becomes the 14th member of Missouri's 2015 recruiting class, and a trio of former Tiger football stars (Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin, Chase Coffman) join the Missouri athletics hall of fame.

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How about a happy Braggin' Rights memory?

And when you're done with that, how about some Marcell Frazier highlights?

Who's this entertaining speed rusher, you ask? Mizzou's latest commitment.

Marcell Frazier commits

Frazier becomes the under-the-radarest under-the-radar member of the 2015 recruiting class (and the 14th commitment overall) with his Thursday night commitment. He is unrated by Rivals, and his only other offers apparently came from Kansas State and New Mexico. He signed with UNLV out of high school before going the JUCO route, and he'll graduate in May with three years of eligibility remaining.

I have no idea if (or how soon) Frazier can handle power-conference offensive tackles, but it's not too hard to see the raw potential Craig Kuligowski and company saw in offering him. Dude's got some speed off the edge. Now Coach Kul can work on developing everything else.

PowerMizzou: Tigers grab JuCo DE

"I probably could have come to this decision without ever meeting the coaches in person. Missouri and the SEC kind of speaks for itself," Frazier said. "The conference, the school, the record the past two years and back-to-back SEC East champions. All that stuff kind of speaks for itself."

When Frazier reached his decision tonight, he called up his future position coach.

"I've talked with Coach [Craig] Kuligowski and I'll talk with Coach [Gary] Pinkel later," he said. "Coach Kuligowski said they're all excited. He said they reviewed around 100 different junior college defensive ends and they thought I was the guy. With Coach Kuligowski's track record, he knows how to evaluate talent."

Post-Dispatch: JUCO defensive end picks Mizzou

Other recruiting links
PowerMizzou: Harris reviews official visit
PowerMizzou: Lucas to take two officials
PowerMizzou: Recruiting Mailbag: 11th Edition
The Examiner: Davis twins narrow college choices to three
Hudl: Senior Year Highlights - Marquise Doherty

Other football links
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): 2014 in Review: The Defining Moments
The Missourian: Mauk gets 'reality check' in first full year starting for Missouri football
The Missourian: Grading the defense and special teams


MUTIGERS.COM: Daniel, Maclin, Coffman Headline Hall of Fame Class

Six outstanding former University of Missouri student-athletes have been selected for induction into Mizzou’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. They will represent the 25th induction class since the inception of the Hall in 1990.

The class will be formally inducted Fri., Feb. 6th, in a ceremony and celebration to be held that evening in the Columns Club at Memorial Stadium. Details for the weekend are being finalized, but the group will also be recognized at the Mizzou Basketball game the next day against Texas A&M. The Friday celebration is open to the public, and tickets are available for purchase for $30 by ordering online at

Fitting with a 25th anniversary, the 2014 class is full of star-studded performers who have been among the best in Mizzou history in their sports. Here is a look at this year’s inductees, with more extensive biographical information which follows:

Post-Dispatch: Daniel, Maclin headline Mizzou Hall of Fame class
The Trib: MU to induct 6 into athletics hall of fame

Just for grins:

And speaking of former Tigers... Sheldon Richardson of New York Jets says he's on same level as J.J. Watt of Houston Texans

Part of creating a family atmosphere: seeing your family Gary Pinkel: I try to get all my assistants home by 7 p.m.

"I’ve been very fortunate to keep a lot of guys around here," Pinkel said. "Two reasons, one, I think the family atmosphere that we have. In our structure, you get to go home and see your families. Most places, you see them very little for three months. This place is different. Family is a priority. The other thing, too, the security that you have here. In an insecure business, this is a place where you get a chance, if you do a good job, you’re going to stay, and you don’t have to worry about getting a new job every year. … My hours, years ago, you get home at 11 o’clock on Monday night, Tuesday night and maybe 8 o’clock on Wednesday.

"Now, I try to get all my guys home by 7 o’clock almost every night, so they can see their kids, wrap their arms around their kids and families. No. 1, you can do that and be successful. No. 2, it’s important. Families make great sacrficies so we can do what we do. I think guys work better when they maintain a good family structure and home life. I think it’s very healthy for us."

Women's hoops team / M*A*S*H unit

MUTIGERS.COM: Women's Basketball Travels to Wake Forest
The Missourian: Stock twins 'letting it fly' for Missouri women's basketball
The Trib: Pingeton pumps the brakes on Holmes playing
The Maneater: As injuries plague Tigers, Fowler fills forward role