Sam was scheduled to fly into Dallas on Tuesday night, take a physical today, and sign with the Cowboys’ 10-man practice squad. Practice squad players practice with the team but can’t play in games. With several injuries on their defensive line, Dallas needs help. And with that in mind, Sam could work his way onto the team’s active roster before too long.
Wood has a point, you know. Before ESPN’s ShowerGate coverage, Sam was having a relatively quiet preseason when it comes to the media circus. But with the hoopla brought last week right when roster cuts were being made, it could very conceivably lead already skittish NFL teams to close the door to Sam.
"All the crap that ESPN tries to come out with, talking about his showering habits, which was a bunch of crap by the way. I'm not sure which player would've said that," Moe told The Edmonds and McKernan Show on Tuesday.
According to Bovada, #Mizzou's odds to win the 2014 FBS title dipped from 75/1 to 100/1 since Aug. 27.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) September 2, 2014
Missouri's season-opening, 38-18 win over South Dakota State moved it up four spots in one poll and maintained its slot in the other.
|1||Florida State (46)||Florida State (57)||Oregon|
|3||Oregon (5)||Oklahoma (2)||Oklahoma|
|4||Oklahoma (2)||Oregon (2)||Florida State|
|6||Georgia (2)||Michigan State||Georgia|
|7||Michigan State||Ohio State||Stanford|
|8||Ohio State||Georgia (1)||Baylor|
|9||Texas A&M (2)||Baylor||Auburn|
|12||LSU (1)||LSU||Ohio State|
|15||Ole Miss||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|16||Notre Dame||Arizona State||Wisconsin|
|17||Arizona State||Ole Miss||Florida|
|20||Kansas State||Kansas State||Clemson|
|21||South Carolina||South Carolina||Ole Miss|
|23||Clemson||North Carolina||Oklahoma State|
Currently Projected to play:
|Texas||Texas||Missouri||12/29/2014||Houston, TX||Big 12 4 vs. SEC 3-8|
Holy....! Gary Pinkel coached at Toledo?
Freshman defensive back Tavon Ross was practicing with Missouri today.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) September 2, 2014
"I called Coach James then, I asked about taking most of the younger coaches, I want to take all these young coaches to Missouri," Pinkel said. "And I asked Don James and he said, 'Can they coach?' I said, yeah, what about recruiting areas? He said, 'Are they good recruiters?' I said, yeah. He said, 'Well, bring 'em. Take 'em. If they're good, do it.'
After coaching at Toledo from 1991-2000 and amassing a 73-37-3 record to become the program’s winningest coach, Gary Pinkel has a soft spot for the Mid-American Conference school.
Ely, a junior, was 24-of-34 passing for 337 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions Saturday in Toledo's 54-20 win over New Hampshire.
"He’s done a nice job of distributing the football and having the ability to know, based on coverages and formations, where we want to get the ball and how we want to get it there," Campbell said. "That’s something we work really hard on, and part of the reason he won the job for us is his ability to make great decisions with the football in his hand."
Not only was it Ely's Toledo debut, it also marked his first college game experience of any real significance. He started his career at Alabama, where he redshirted in 2011. He was a backup to AJ McCarron in 2012 and completed 3 of 4 passes. He sat out last season following his transfer.
"I’m very impressed with his moxie in the pocket," MU defensive coordinator Dave Steckel said.
Campbell said CB Cam Cole is definitely out Saturday, and could be out for the year. Toledo is down 2 of its top 3 CBs vs. Mizzou.— Nick Piotrowicz (@NickPiotrowicz) September 1, 2014
Fantasy Football Names?
Rock M Nation had a request via Twitter for the best Mizzou-related Fantasy Football Names. The floor is yours.