Your daily J'den, life-saver, medalist on one knee, and future Mizzou linebacker.
ABC-17: J'den Cox on his Olympic journey
ABC-17: J'den Cox speaks about helping save a man's life in Boone County
Here it is - @SuperstarW14T on playing football @Mizzou @MizzouFootball pic.twitter.com/hroPqkKLXF— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) September 1, 2016
For those curious, J'den Cox was a heck of a LB for @KewpAthletics. He's #52. pic.twitter.com/lbyCZr5bZL— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) August 31, 2016
Post-Dispatch: J'den Cox comes home to hero's welcome
KC Star: Knee injury couldn’t derail Mizzou senior J’den Cox’s Olympic glory
The Missourian: Olympian and first responder J'den Cox says he's enjoying a return to normalcy
I think I speak for everyone here when I say, congrats in advance to J'den for winning the 2017 Butkus Award and becoming the first person to ever record 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in the same season.
2 days to WVU
The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Barry Odom on the SEC teleconference: West Virginia week
On whether it feels different approaching a game as a head coach than it did as a coordinator ...
"I'm doing good. It's very similar. Everybody in this business is extremely highly competitive. I'm no different. I'm anxious to get our guys in position to go play well. There's just a lot of things that you want to make sure you're doing everything right for them to put them in position to do that. Defensively, offensively, kicking game, travel plans, all the stuff, we've got really good people here. We've got a great staff that I'm leaning on, and I know what my role is. I want to make sure that everybody's got the things they need to be successful.
"Every job that I do, everything that comes across my desk, if it's something that affects our touches our players, I want to make sure we're doing it at a championship level. That's the way that we're approaching things. I'm excited for our kids to have a chance to go play and have an opportunity in Week 1."
Post-Dispatch: Odom eager for season opener against West Virginia
Freshman cornerback Jerod Alton from Kirkwood is enrolled and finalizing his class scheduled, Odom said. He expected Alton to take part in Wednesday’s practice. Alton had to finish a course at Kirkwood before he could enroll at Mizzou. He’ll most likely redshirt this season.
Post-Dispatch: Odom, Smart have tough SEC coaching debuts
PowerMizzou: Three to watch: Offense
KC Star: Proven quarterbacks are in short supply this season in the SEC
The Trib: Texas to Missouri: Hatley's home-state pride drives success with Tigers
The Trib: MU AD Sterk to testify in ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit of SDSU coach
Post-Dispatch: New Mizzou AD to testify in wrongful termination suit
KC Star: Jim Sterk, now Missouri athletic director, at center of former coach Beth Burns’ wrongful termination suit against San Diego State
Sterk, who spent last week in Columbia before returning to San Diego, isn’t expected to testify until next week, but Burns’ attorney, Ed Chapin, claimed in his opening statement Tuesday that Sterk destroyed evidence, throwing away notes he kept on Burns a few months after she was fired despite knowing her termination might be litigated.
San Diego State’s lead attorney, David Noonan, denied that accusation in the defense’s opening statement.
Another athlete, another (alleged) lapse in judgment
The Trib: MU gymnast Morgan Porter suspended indefinitely after Tuesday arrest
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou gymnast arrested for fraudulent use of credit device
Utah, Miami (Ohio), and Rice on deck
MUtigers.com: @MizzouVB Ready For Home Opener With Tiger Invitational