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Norm Stewart says Missouri Basketball, Kim Anderson were 'left a mess' by Frank Haith

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Norm Stewart on Kim Anderson

By now you've probably heard Mack Rhoades has decided to keep Kim Anderson, albeit with the possibility of some changes before next year.

Jack and Sam discussed the basketball season with Steve Walentik on Rock M Radio and Chris Bohkay previewed the SEC Tournament even though Missouri won't be participating.

Mizzou moves forward with Anderson as coach | Mizzou |

"Well, why wouldn’t they (bring him back)?" Stewart said of Anderson, who played for Stewart in the 1970s and coached under him in the ’80s and ’90s.

"Do you know what (Frank Haith’s staff) left him? That to me is a huge issue. The other thing is when you’re not apprised of the situation completely, that puts another twist on it. "

Kim’s tough, very tough," he added. "I’m sure he’s handled everything very well. He’s not a whiner. He was just left a mess."

All we need is Quin Snyder to take a break from coaching the Utah Jazz and chime in and we'll have heard from every former Mizzou coach from the past 50 years.

Nicknames are tough.


Ranking FBS college football coaches as players, 1-129

23. Barry Odom, Missouri Tigers: A prolific linebacker for Missouri from 1996 to 1999, Odom recorded 362 career tackles, which ranks seventh in team history. He had a key role on the 1997 team, which ended Missouri's 14-year bowl drought, and served as a captain as a senior in 1999.

Chris Black, slot machine?

MU Notes: The " 'Zou the Right Thing" edition - Columbia Daily Tribune

If Zanders' early practice report is any indication, he and Lock will have quite the weapon in Alabama graduate transfer wideout Chris Black. Zanders (Raines) and Black (First Coast) are both from Jacksonville and, being three years behind Black, Zanders already knew a little bit of what to expect from Black: "The guy’s a phenomenal athlete. He did some things today where people were like, ‘whoa.’ I was like, ‘Hey, I told you. He’s pretty good.’ So that’s exciting. ... The guy played outside receiver in high school and he’s only like 5-10, 5-11. That could tell you a lot right there. He plays bigger than he is. His quickness, cuts and just catching ability, bar none."

Odom's Tigers spring into first practice | Eye on the Tigers |

"It’s open competition at every position," offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. "The guys who were the first ones up today during our team competition were the ones who competed the best January and February during offseason drills. They’ll continue to move as they play."

Missouri Holds First Spring Practice - Missouri - Scout

"We’re a little bit thin on that side of the ball and we needed to make sure we were getting quality reps with a legitimate player who we think can play," Cross, the new co-defensive coordinator said. "He came right over, he’s starting for us right out the gate, but he has a ways to catch up because he joined us late this spring and in offseason workouts. So he’s a little bit behind the rest of the guys, but we feel confident with his athletic ability that he’ll contribute to us early and often this year."

Missouri spring football notes: Shifting Cam Hilton, sharing Marquise Doherty | The Kansas City Star

Three years after meeting, MU’s Drew Lock reunites with Josh Heupel | The Kansas City Star

Pro Tigers

You probably heard that Chase Daniel signed with the Eagles yesterday, but you may have missed Tim Barnes signing a two year deal with the LA Rams.

MU beats Bama (A&M)

University of Missouri Athletics - @MizzouBaseball Defeats Alabama A&M, 5-3

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