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Gary Pinkel shares leadership lessons, and it's a big few days for Mizzou athletics: football recruiting hits fifth gear again, Pinkel looks to replace Alex Grinch, women's hoops hosts #1 South Carolina, and gymnastics battles #7 Georgia.

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Link of the day:

Gary Pinkel and leadership lessons, via Good Men Project.

2. Have a Plan for Everything.

He calls his mentor, Coach Don James from the University of Washington, a "meticulous and incredibly organized" coach. From the day he arrived at Mizzou, he had a plan that he immediately put into place. [...]

9. Evaluate Everything.

Having a plan is great. Having a rigid, unchangeable plan is foolish. In Pinkel's program, everything is up for evaluation at all times. From the meals they eat, to the way they train, to the way they handle media requests, to what play they call on 4th-and-1, finding a better way is the mission.

Grinch leaves (and after Christmas, no less)

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Grinch leaving MU to become DC at Washington State
Post-Dispatch: Grinch leaves Mizzou coaching staff for Washington State

Recruiting

The final recruiting 'dead period' of the 2015 cycle ended about five hours ago, so now it's an all-out sprint to Signing Day. For Whom the Cowbell Tolls has some guidance if you're looking to message boards for rumors.

Inside STL: Missouri "the Front-Runner" to Land 5-Star East St. Louis Prospect
PowerMizzou: 2015 Hot Board: Offense
PowerMizzou: Top Ten Recruiting Values

As for how many scholarships Mizzou might still have to give...
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri Unofficial Scholarship Breakdown: 2015 edition

#1 comes to town

MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Host No. 1 Gamecocks for Gold Rush
The Trib: MU women's hoops team outlined formula for success in win over Florida
The Missourian: No. 1 South Carolina's height might pose problems for Missouri women's basketball

#3 lives in town

Mat Talk Online: OTM: Missouri coach Brian Smith and Wartburg coach Eric Keller

#Stubble

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Softball 2015 Schedule Announced

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Gymnastics
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Kicks Off SEC Competition Friday with Meet at No. 7 Georgia

Volleyball Camp
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Volleyball Announces 2015 Camp Dates