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Middle Tennessee is the worst type of Homecoming opponent for Missouri

Here are today's Mizzou Links.

Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Brett Rau highlights.

Rau has evidently joined the Missouri basketball team as a preferred walk-on.

And in football recruiting...

There's a social media movement to get Dyllan Conway some scholarship offers. That's ... unique.

PowerMizzou: St. Louis stumping for Dyllan Conway

Here's some footage of him playing WR/DB. He's from Westminster Christian Academy.

Mizzou Tigers pennant In football news...

Post-Dispatch: Tigers hope to feast on Eagles, Blue Raiders, Hornets

Don’t overlook the Blue Raiders, a team that returns important pieces from an explosive offense, led by the nation’s most prolific freshman quarterback from 2015, lefty Brent Stockstill, the head coach’s son. Stockstill led all freshman QBs in touchdown passes (30), attempts (490), completions (327), completion percentage (66.7), passing yards (4,005), yards per attempt (8.2) and passer rating (151.9). How good were the Blue Raiders offensively? They averaged more points than West Virginia, LSU, USC and UCLA.

And now Stockstill adds an SEC-seasoned running back in Ole Miss transfer I’Tavius Mathers, who if you remember had a 45-yard touchdown run against Mizzou in 2013 when he was Ole Miss’ leading rusher. Stockstill should also benefit from the staff’s addition of Franklin, who comes from Cal where he worked with Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft to those vagabonds in Los Angeles.

Indeed, MTSU is far more of a threat than either of the other two non-conference home opponents. (I wrote about Rick Stockstill's team here.) That the Blue Raiders are actually decent makes me even more frustrated that they are this year's Homecoming opponent. Not only are they not a conference rival, but they're a team that can actually beat you if you aren't playing very well.

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou officially adds ex-Sooners running back

Mizzou Tigers pennant MIZ-RIO

The Missourian: Pair of former Missouri shot putters hopes to fare well in Olympic Trials

The Trib: Former Tiger Molly Kreklow cut from U.S. national team despite big 2015 season

Mizzou Tigers pennant This is so much more confusing than it needs to be

CBS Sports: 10 ways college athletes can get paid and remain eligible for their sport