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Mizzou Watercooler: July 8, 2014 Watchlists, weight rooms, and one hit wonders

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Markus Golden and Lucas Vincent are defensive lineman returning for Mizzou
Markus Golden and Lucas Vincent are defensive lineman returning for Mizzou
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MUTIGERS.COM Golden and Murphy Named to Preseason Watch Lists

The Bednarik Award (Markus Golden) previously went to Aaron Donald from Pittsburgh while the Hornung Award (Marcus Murphy) went to LSU's Odell Beckham Jr in 2013. I'm quite positive this is something that will be fascinating to keep track of throughout the season.

Mizzou's Ivey finds answers beyond weight room

"Someone believes in you and then you believe in yourself," said Ofodile, the head football coach at Columbia’s Rock Bridge High School and Ivey’s high school and Mizzou teammate. "It’s not coincidental and it’s not purely physical that all of these unheralded guys (at Missouri) end up being NFL players. ... It’s happened over and over and it speaks volumes to developing players physically and mentally, too."

Freaks Week: Ranking college football's Top 20 'Freaks' for 2014 | FOX Sports on MSN

9. Shane Ray, DE, Missouri Tigers The Tigers had one of the best D-lines in the country last year with bookend pass-rushing studs, but they didn't have anyone near as fast as the 245-pound Ray, who long-time strength coach Pat Ivey said is one of the most explosive athletes he's ever been around, which is a group topped by NFL star Justin Smith.

They Supposed to be SEC: Off-Season discussion about Defensive Lines

Revisiting our roundup from yesterday because recruiting rankings and win/loss records are pretty contentious subjects:

11. MISSOURI Mizzou doesn't recruit well and lost their two best players to the NFL draft. That's not a recipe for a good defensive line, or sustainable success generally.

Mizzou Basketball in the Pros

Los Angeles Lakers introduce Jordan Clarkson

Clarkson, the 46th pick overall in the 2014 NBA draft, is first Lakers rookie from Missouri since Kareem Rush was in LA.

Summer League: Pressey Remains Confident | Boston Celtics

Phil Pressey talks about his confidence in his second go around at Summer League.

Johnathon "J.T" Tiller's 2014 Camp Elevate

Mizzou Basketball 2014

A midsummer’s look at Mizzou basketball’s newcomers

A quick look at all the newcomers to Mizzou basketball, both men and women's, as well as investigating the claim that Mizzou women's basketball is contractually obligated to have someone named "Bri" on the team at all times (not really).

July Recruiting Preview: Key assistant coach moves that impact recruiting -

Rob Fulford, Missouri: This could pay off for new head coach Kim Anderson in a major way. The Huntington Prep (W.Va.) coach has relationships across the country, and also coached several of the top players in the country – namely Andrew Wiggins. He and Tim Fuller will form a tough tandem.

Some awesome photos from Mizzou basketball off-season scrimmages, I highly recommend perusing them.

World Cup

Look for the Brazil vs Germany World Cup Live Thread at 1pm, approximately 2 hours before kick off.


The Biggest One-Hit Wonders of Classic Rock | FiveThirtyEight

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