The Combine rolls on
It already feels like this thing's been going for like two weeks.
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Combine Results Page: OL Mitch Morse
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): NFL Combine Q and A with...Mitch Morse
#MizzouMade OL @GimmeSumMorse65 reached 36 reps on 225 Bench Press - 2nd most of all o-linemen at the #NFLCombine! pic.twitter.com/O3rbgBySlY— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 19, 2015
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Combine Results Page: RB Marcus Murphy
PowerMizzou: Exit Interview: Bud Sasser
NFL.com: Markus Golden scouting report
Now, I just sort of casually tossed that Golden scouting report in there, like it isn't the most confounding thing I've read in my entire life. But read it. It is truly amazing. NFL scouts are the best trolls on the Internet.
WEAKNESSES Plodding, straight-line player. Lacks average get-off after the snap. Limited tackle range -- has to have the play near him.
I guess I just imagined that "break into the backfield, read the screen, chase Jalen Hurd down from behind" play against Tennessee.
SOURCES TELL US "He plays hard and he's very tough, but where is the productivity? Usually with big effort guys we have to sift through big production numbers and figure out how much of it is translatable. With Golden, there just isn't as much production as you expect. I had a higher grade on him last year."
No. 3 on the team in tackles, 20 TFLs, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two pass break-ups, 12 quarterback hurries while spending, what, a month limited with injury? If you want to talk about his stiffness, or his lack of variety in his pass rush moves, I'm not going to stand in your way. But ... "limited tackle range"? "Not as much production as you'd expect"? This was the most masterful troll job of all-time. Like, the only way you would come up with this scouting report is you only watched the Florida game, when I believe he was the most hobbled. And even then, I'm pretty sure he had better than "average get-off after the snap." But congrats, NFL Scout. We've all clicked on the link.
The biggest of fish
Mizzou's near future in basketball will most likely be defined by whether the Tigers land at least one of two nearby prospects:
Jayson Tatum (2016)
Rivals.com: First official coming for Tatum
Michael Porter (2017)
Rivals.com: Sophomore wing making waves
And if you're into judging the size of the fish, PowerMizzou had a pretty fun "re-ranking Tiger Hoops Recruiting" piece a couple of days ago. I disagree with like half of the re-ratings, but that's part of the fun of reading it...
Good weekend start for #TeamStubble
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Run Rules Cal State Fullerton, 10-2, to Open Play at Mary Nutter Classic
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Get Thursday Sweep With 6-2 Win over Long Beach in Mary Nutter Nightcap
The Missourian: Missouri softball focuses on breathing, heart rates to find edge
Less good for the Fightin' Jamiesons
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Suffers First Loss of the Season at Corpus Christi, 3-2
The Missourian: Missouri baseball falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-2
The Trib: MU pitching staff set for tougher challenge
And speaking of baseball...
Huuuuuge Saturday for #TigerStyle
MUTIGERS.COM: No. 2 Tiger Style Travels To Iowa City For 2015 National Duals Finals
The Missourian: For Missouri's wrestlers, national duals are a big opportunity
The Maneater: Wrestling a family affair for Miklus brothers
Like, every sport is doing something this weekend
Swimming & Diving
MUTIGERS.COM: Clark Thomas Takes Second on 3-Meter at SECs
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Break Three School Records on Day Three at SEC Championships
The Trib: Tigers slide in SEC swimming standings
Track & Field
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Close Regular Season at Home on Friday
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Hosts No. 8 Auburn Friday Night
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Continue Road Trek This Weekend In Houston, Texas