12 days to WVU
We've spoken with just about all the major players on the offensive line, and the top five seems as set as it can be without being official -- Paul Adams, Alec Abeln, Samson Bailey, Kevin Pendleton and Tyler Howell, from right to left. Who are the top back-ups that could still steal a job? RT Tre'Vour Simms, RG Kyle Mitchell and swing-man (LT or G) Michael Stannard appear to make up that top-8. However, I would be fairly surprised if the starting five for West Virginia aren't the ones just listed.
Good news indeed
The prognosis on Nate Brown's ankle might be a bit better than initially expected. Brown underwent ankle surgery this week after suffering a high ankle sprain in Monday's practice, and Coach Barry Odom said after Friday's practice that the surgery "went very well."
"They feel like after the procedure was over, maybe the timeline could be sped up a little bit," Odom said ."That’s good news."
Shorter Port-O-John lines!
Well this is a pretty cool story...
Inspirational, anyway. I was kind of hoping Frazier would run away with the competition, but I like that there's room for a guy who's playing his butt off.
Harold played just two games at NWMSU in 2014 but has positioned himself to get playing time on what’s widely considered one of the SEC’s best defensive lines. How did this happen? For one, Mizzou’s depth took an unexpected hit when returning starter Walter Brady was kicked off the team for breaking team rules. That left an open competition for the job opposite preseason All-SEC junior Charles Harris. Marcell Frazier, a junior college transfer who started three games last year, opened preseason camp as the top contender, but he’s since swapped snaps with sophomore Spencer Williams and, yes, Harold, who’s up to 260 pounds.
Missouri coach Barry Odom won’t discriminate against a shorter defender. In 1999, Odom finished his career as MU’s fourth-leading tackler but barely scratched 6 feet.
If the main point of this story is that Harold and Williams are doing well, this is great. If it's Frazier underachieving, obviously, that's ... less great.
Soccer splits weekend battles
They pulled off a big comeback, then gave up one.
4 days till Volleyball
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