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Morning Links - Mizzou's inconsistent offense, Kim Anderson's first commit of 2015 and Derrick Washington

It's Friday and today's links you won't read are chock full of news, good and bad.

Jeremy Maclin
Jeremy Maclin
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Not-Amateur Tigers

Jeremy Maclin Appears To Injure Leg, Comes Right Back In

It looked ugly, like his knee hyperextended and buckled, and he was on the ground grabbing his knee for a while. But no need to fear the worst, Maclin was able to walk off under his own power. He even got back in the game and made a catch minutes later.

Hey, I remember Kip Edwards!


Kevin Puryear, a 3-star Forward from Blue Springs, MO becomes Mizzou's first commitment in the 2015 class.

This isn't a jump through the roof kind of signing. But your roster needs guys like Puryear. He's a #TrueSon who is a Missouri kid going to play for Missouri. Nevermind what I say in the future about recruiting locally it's good to have a kid that grew up in the footprint and wants to be a Tiger. You will never have to question his love for wearing the jersey.


Maty Mauk has completed 28 of his 55 pass attempts in three scrimmages, which doesn't do a whole lot to ease concernes about last season's 51% completion rate with L'Damian Washington, Marcus Lucas and Dorial Green-Beckham. - Consistently Inconsistent - Lean on me - Sights & Sounds: Scrimmage 3


Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: First And Ten

Linemen leaving a legacy at 'D-Line Zou' - David Morrison @ Columbia Tribune

Growing up a Missouri fan in St. Louis, Markus Golden paid close attention to some of the Tigers’ biggest stars as he looked for examples of how to chart his football future.

Mauk reaches for new peaks as MU's sophomore starting QB - David Morrison @ Columbia Tribune

Maty Mauk initially refused to get on the ride, but his brother Ben went to work on him.

In last year with Missouri football, Marcus Murphy sees potential - Columbia Missourian

Redshirt senior Marcus Murphy hopes to finish his career strong with an expanded role.

Russell Hansbrough, running game shine in Missouri scrimmage | The Kansas City Star

Missouri’s running game continued to show signs of life on Thursday in their final preseason scrimmage, led by junior tailback Russell Hansbrough.

Murphy shines in final scrimmage – The Maneater

The senior tailback called his unofficial position "playmaker."


MUTIGERS.COM Three Tigers Named Preseason All-SEC by Coaches - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Football

Mizzou Football saw three members of head coach Gary Pinkel's squad voted to the 2014 SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Teams, as announced by the league office Thursday. Junior C Evan Boehm (Lee's Summit, Mo.) and senior DE Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.) were selected to the Second Team, while junior PK Andrew Baggett (Lee's Summit, Mo.) was named to the Third Team.

Number of arrests by SEC team 2010-13 - Saturday Down South

Mizzou leads the SEC with 18 arrests during the selected time-frame

So how accurate are pre-season rankings? A short analysis of the last 10 seasons. : Reddit CFB

I always see all kinds of talk about pre-season rankings and whether or not we should even pay attention to them. I decided to look at the last 10 seasons

Mizzou's Gatti has paid his dues to start : Sports

Fifth-year senior from Parkway North has the surgical scars to prove it.

Gatti doesn’t need artwork to commemorate the history that’s defined most of his college career. Those reminders creak and ache every morning. He’s got scars from multiple surgeries, so many that he’s lost count.

"Four … or five," he said.

Gatti tapped his right knee.

"ACL, MCL, meniscus."

Then he tapped his left knee.

"ACL, meniscus, quad tendon."

"And," finally, he added, "shoulder."

Missouri Tigers 2014 season preview - ESPN

Most important game: The Tigers lost just one regular-season game, and it took double overtime for South Carolina to score the win at Faurot Field. This season, Missouri will look to return the favor in Columbia, South Carolina, and the stakes could be just as high for two of the better teams in the SEC East. After four nonconference games to start the season, Mizzou kicks off its league schedule with a chance to make a profound statement that 2013 was no fluke.

SEC Football: Ranking The League's Quarterbacks - A Sea Of Blue

8. Missouri. Last year's back-up quarterback Maty Mauk saw quite a bit of action last season when Mizzou's starting QB went down. The freshman had a QB PR of 143 while throwing for 11 TDs and 2 INTs. Impressive for a freshman coming off the bench. Mizzou lost quite a bit of firepower, but I suspect Mauk will improve on last season even if it's not necessarily reflected in his stats. Mauk is a good QB, and it's a razor thin margin between him and the three or four quarterbacks above him.

5 Most Important Games For Mizzou This Season " CBS St. Louis

4) Oct. 18 at Florida: Among the SEC media, the Gators are widely considered the third-best team in the East — ahead of Missouri — something that probably doesn’t sit well with the Tigers.  In Gainesville, every game will be held under a microscope and could quite possibly determine the fate of coach Will Muschamp.  Florida is loaded with talent, but has taken a step back from its elite status the past few years.  Muschamp, who enters his fourth season, sandwiched a trip to the Sugar Bowl in 2012 with unsightly records of 7-6 and 4-8.  That just won’t do at Florida.  Mizzou’s task will be to stay in the game by playing tough defense against what figures to be an improved offense.  Gators fans hope so, at least.  Florida usually has no problem bringing it defensively.  The Tigers must find a way to stop DE Dante Fowler from wreaking havoc.

Derrick Washington and Title IX

Derrick Washington disputes allegations uncovered by ESPN : Dave Matter @ STL Today

Former Missouri running back shares versions of latest rape, assault incidents.

Mizzou making strides in dealing with past and future in wake of alleged sexual assault cases | The Kansas City Star

Missouri handled latest accusations of previous issues with more transparency but still is a work in progress.

ESPN outlines new allegations against former Missouri running back Derrick Washington - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: News

For the second time in seven months, Missouri’s handling of past Title IX issues relating to its football team is squarely in the crosshairs.

New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge | The Kansas City Star

Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 bar fight.

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on ESPN's Derrick Washington Story - Columbia Daily Tribune | Columbia Missouri: Local News

Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin held a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon to address an ESPN "Outside the Lines" piece that alleges university officials knew about two incidents of alleged violence against women involving former Missouri running back Derrick Washington that preceded the sexual assault for which he was subsequently suspended from the team and convicted.

ESPN report: MU violated Title IX – The Maneater

By federal law, the university has a legal responsibility to promptly respond in ways that protect the victim, end the discriminatory conduct and prevent it from recurring.