One last go-round for Ryan Rosburg.
The penalties seemed to bother Rosburg most — not just the postseason ban but the whole principle. Here he was, Mizzou’s first player to last four years in the program since the recruiting class of 2008. He was the rare honor roll student who’d never been disciplined for off-court antics. But he’d have to spend his final weeks on a team slapped around for others’ misdeeds and with no tangible reward at the end of the season.
"If I were in his situation," Andy said, "I’d be mad at the world, too."
In an otherwise unremarkable Missouri season, Rosburg next did what no one expected. He unleashed the best month of his college career.
Teams who have players stay in the program have historically had success. The Tigers' most recent success was built around English and other players staying with the program. During English's time, Missouri won a conference tournament championship and made it to an Elite Eight during the 2008-09 season. [...]
As for the Tigers, Rosburg and others said Thursday that they believe this year's freshmen class can be a group that brings back the stability of the past.
"You hear how they act and you just know they’re going to be the kids like Kimmie’s class, who stick together," Rosburg said. "They’re in it together, and they’ll be here for four years. I think they’re going to be the kids that get us back to that level."
Meanwhile, the women have run out of gas
Hopefully they find some reserves before the NCAA Tournament (from all I've read, I think they're still pretty safe and in the field. But they've made that at least a little bit of a question).
Spring is for discovery
1. WR Chris Black, Sr.
2. K Tucker McCann, Fr.
3. OT Tyler Howell, Jr.
4. WR Johnathon Johnson, rFr.
5. G A.J. Harris, rFr.
This group includes players that Missouri fully expects to be starters right off the bat (Black and McCann), fully hopes can be a starter right off the bat (Howell) or who might start the spring at second or third on the depth at his position but the Tigers are hoping can make a push for a starting spot entering summer workouts (Johnson and Harris).
Connor McGovern is a beast of man. He set a school record at Missouri with his 690 lb squat (more than twice his weight). He played all three line positions at Missouri, but he projects best at guard in the NFL due to his limited movement skills (think Zane Beadles). His 33 bench reps was the second best at this combine (best was 34) and that was not aided by having abnormally short arms like some players. His 32 7/8" arms are average for NFL offensive lineman. Depending on what the team does with Luis Vasquez (and Michael Schofield who could move to guard), we might have a need at guard and McGovern is the kind of strong smart versatile lineman that we have drafted recently. He is currently projected as a 4th or 5th round prospect so he is a possibility for a team that needs a lot of improvement in offensive line play.
Hectic weekend ahead
And I guess it's kind of already begun.
This was technically a split, yes, but hoo boy, did Michigan get the best of Missouri to start things out.