2005 Independence Bowl – South Carolina vs. Missouri (MIZZ 38, SC 31) – Tues. 8/26 (1 a.m. ET)
2007 Missouri vs. Kansas (MIZZ 36, KU 28) – Tues. 8/26 (3 a.m. ET)
2010 Oklahoma at Missouri (MIZZ 36, OKLA 27) – Tues. 8/26 (5:30 a.m. ET)
2012 Missouri at Tennessee (MIZZ 51, TENN 48) – Tues. 8/26 (12 p.m. ET)
Five weeks and one day to SDSU
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Beasts of the East: How Likely is a Missouri Repeat?
PowerMizzou: Linebacker: Change in the air
The Trib (AP) Illinois coach upset about timingof Ricker’s departure to Missouri
PowerMizzou: Quick return for Olathe LB Marcel Spears
This could go so horribly wrong
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Football Fan Video Contest Announced
Key Battle: Michael Bowie vs. Justin Britt, RT
The Jets snagged Breno Giacomini in free agency this offseason, opening up the right tackle spot in Seattle, a pretty critical position in Seattle given their dependency on running the ball.
Bowie's a seventh-round draft pick from 2013; the second-year player's got versatility on the right side and eight starts in nine appearances last year.
Britt's a second-round pick who played left tackle at Missouri his final year but sports the ability to step in on the right side if needed. If Tom Cable is calling you nasty ... you nasty.
"He's an ornery, nasty guy that plays the game the right way," Cable said following the draft.
And man does he sound like a Pete Carroll "guy."
And speaking of Pete Carroll...
Smart Football: Pete Carroll explains how his Seattle Seahawks team tackles better and with reduced risk of head injury
Pete Carroll, one of the best coaches in all of football, has a video with HUDL explaining his team’s tackling techniques, which is based on a rugby style "shoulder-to-thigh" approach. [...]
There are good coaches who aren’t big fans of the "Hawk" tackle, particularly for the secondary, though the "Profile" tackle included here more or less covers the remaining bases. But there’s no doubt about the effectiveness of the techniques Carroll shows in this video, and while the tackling isn’t "safe" per se he is right that these techniques put less stress on the head (and neck) than some other tackling techniques. This is just a tremendous video on tackling technique, and an important one as well.
Expected to join the Tigers this fall are pitchers Tanner Houck and Bryce Montes de Oca and infielder Shane Benes — a trio that slipped away from major league teams. PerfectGame.org’s Kendall Rogers called the retention of these players a win for Missouri.
Benes, the son of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes, was the 72nd-ranked high school player in the nation and projected as a top-five round draft pick. Benes tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing basketball at Westminster Christian Academy. Benes reportedly let MLB teams know he was going to Missouri no matter what, and he went undrafted. Benes is Missouri’s highest-ranked position player recruit at least since Aaron Senne arrived in 2007.
Houck and Montes de Oca are fireballing right-handed pitchers who were drafted in the 12th and 14th rounds, respectively.
It’s possibly Missouri’s best incoming class since the Tigers landed a quartet of top pitchers in 2008. That was the year Nick Tepesch, Brad Buehler, Tyler Clark and Kelly Fick joined the club.