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If Charles Harris returns, Missouri's 2016 defensive line might be the best in the country

Here are today's Mizzou Links.

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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

So Mizzou has a game on in 2.5 days...

It's been a while since I got on the field and ate.Game on Thursday can't wait #hate bye weeks #make them remember me

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The Trib: Mississippi State's Prescott a tall task for MU defense

Oh yeah, and according to the Weather Channel, there is a 90% chance of rain for Thursday night. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. (Was that convincing?)

And 9 days after MSU, it's off to Arrowhead
The Trib (David Morrison): BYU-MU game at Arrowhead gets 6:30 p.m. kick
Post-Dispatch: Evening kickoff for Mizzou-BYU

Mizzou Tigers pennant Haven't acknowledged this in a post yet...

...but this was certainly good (if incredibly unofficial) news from Sunday's media gathering...

That we've so quickly grown concerned with Harris going pro after his redshirt sophomore season is hilarious considering his "Who the f*** is this?" Signing Day story from not even three years ago, but he's simply erupted this year. If he's projected to go in the first round, he should go regardless, but since NFLers are often scared of "one-year wonder" situations, I figure he might not hit that mark until next year.

If Harris does indeed return next year, then ... well ... tell me who will have a better defensive line than Missouri's:

  • DE: Harris, Walter Brady, Marcell Frazier, Nate Howard (i.e. this year's top four)
  • DT: Josh Augusta, Terry Beckner Jr., Harold Brantley, Rickey Hatley, A.J. Logan, Josh Moore (i.e. this year's top five plus Brantley, 2014's best tackle)

That's absurd. Brantley could return full-strength next year and still not be assured a starting position. Meanwhile, even if Harris doesn't come back, that might just open up an opportunity for Howard to further thrive. Goodness.

So yeah, we've got that to look forward to ... even if we'll be spending about 98% of the offseason breathing into a paper bag because of the offensive line...

OOH, NEW IDEA: Harold Brantley to guard.

Okay, fine, probably not.

Mizzou Tigers pennant ICYMI: Raaaaaaaage

It had been a while since I got to write a post filled with such righteous indignation. Felt good. Felt right.

Post-Dispatch: MU's Brothers misses cut for Butkus Award

The Trib (David Morrison): Stat Spotlight: Kentrell Brothers is Not One of the Nation's top 10 Linebackers Because Why?

Team Success

Ah. Here we go.

As you all well know, Missouri's offensive struggles have had a big say in the Tigers sitting at 4-4 right now. That's the worst record on the list, below Cravens, Fackrell and Floyd's teams at 5-3.

All the other linebackers play on teams that have one loss or fewer, all of whom are ranked in the top 11 of the Associated Press poll.

No way Brothers is keeping up with that.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 2016 #MizzouMade

PowerMizzou: Following the Future: 11/2

The Trib (David Morrison): A Few Good Minutes with...Christian Holmes and Trey Baldwin

Mizzou Tigers pennant Also Thursday: Mizzou Wrestling Hosts Black & Gold Scrimmage Thursday

Mizzou Tigers pennant 20 kills + 14 blocks = freshman of the week Mizzou's Alyssa Munlyn Named SEC Volleyball Freshman Of The Week