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Mizzou-Georgia will feature two exciting, still-quite-young quarterbacks

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Here are today's Mizzou Links.

Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Me, of course.

(Random Mizzou mentions smattered in there.)

Mizzou Tigers pennant 2 days to Georgia

Plenty of good seats available...

MUtigers.com: @MizzouFootball Will Hold Flash Sale for Saturday’s Game vs. Georgia

KC Star: Mizzou to sell $25 tickets for SEC opener against Georgia

On Georgia

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Fan Primer: vs. Georgia

The Trib (Blake Toppmeyer): Barry Odom on the SEC teleconference: Georgia week

On the offense exceeding expectations and the defense not meeting them …

"If you look the first couple weeks last year defensively, we weren’t great. I think we’ve got an opportunity to be a really, really good defensive football team if we keep working and preparing and trusting the right way. We’ll get there. We had a great day of practice yesterday and again on Sunday night. I look forward to them continuing to compete to get in there. Offensively, as a competitor, you expect to be good at whatever you’re doing and you want to be the best. Our focus is on making sure, going through the process of the week, we’re preparing the right way, schematically finding ways to get the ball into our playmakers’ hands and schematically giving our kids a chance to have success."

Post-Dispatch: Odom, Smart discuss Mizzou-UGA matchup

Smart on Eason’s game vs. Nicholls State …

"He’s in a good place mentally. Jacob had a couple misreads. He didn’t look at the right thing first in the game. He had some really good plays, too. He stayed in the pocket. He threw some good balls. He’s really at his best when he can make those downfield throws and show some velocity on the throws. He handled the huddle better than he did the previous game. Not a lot of woes offensively were his fault. Some of that was the inability to run the ball and play with physical toughness that we need to play with. He handled things much better than he did the first game and we hope he continues to show that kind of improvement as we move forward."

Post-Dispatch: SEC analyst: Nicholls game exposed concerns for Georgia

DawgNation: Opposing View: Missouri also adjusting to major changes

Q: Speaking of QBs, could you describe the dynamics of that position for Missouri? Assuming Drew Lock is the man now after last week’s performance. Is that true, and to whom does he compare as far as Mizzou quarterbacks?

Matter: "Lock was at his best last week, albeit against an overmatched Eastern Michigan team. His deep-ball accuracy was really impressive. He looks as confident as ever. His touch on intermediate and deep throws was reminiscent of Chase Daniel, the best passing quarterback in team history. His patience in the pocket is much improved from last season. He’s not much of a runner, though he can occasionally keep the ball on a designed run or scramble and pick up a first down. Mizzou produced three straight quarterbacks who made the NFL — Brad Smith, as a receiver and return specialist, Daniel and Blaine Gabbert — and then had two productive college QBs in James Franklin and Maty Mauk. Lock’s raw skills might be as good, if not better, than any of them, but he’s still a relative newcomer to the sport. He was always a basketball player who dabbled in football, so this past winter was his first football offseason where he was devoted to the sport and learning the nuances of the position."

As I wrote yesterday, Lambert has been inserted as a game manager at times, but he hasn't really managed much. The only question, really, is when this becomes Eason's job full-time. Gonna be soon.

A big game for the defensive line

KC Star: Mizzou’s pass rush off to frustrating start under new scheme

PowerMizzou: Powered Up: Change is Hard

ABC-17: Mizzou defense looks to step up against Georgia

A big game for recruiting, too

PowerMizzou: Georgia game visitors

One last look at EMU

The Trib: Looking back on a breakout game

Profiles

The Missourian: TODDLERS TO TIGERS: Paul Adams is the focal point of his family

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Senior Feature: Jake Hurrell

The Missourian: Feeding 'the monsters': Devoted chefs help Missouri football players grow

Mizzou Tigers pennant Good luck to Mr. Brantley

The Trib: Former Tiger Brantley resurfaces at Division II Northwest Missouri State

Post-Dispatch: Ex-Tiger Brantley resurfaces at Northwest Missouri State

Mizzou Tigers pennant Sterk goes back to San Diego

The Trib: Sterk testifies during trial regarding firing of former SDSU coach

Mizzou Tigers pennant Rapid fire:

Soccer

MUtigers.com: @MizzouSoccer Continues SEC Slate Thursday at Tennessee

Volleyball

MUtigers.com: @MizzouVB Set For Nonconference Tournament Finale

Golf

The Trib: Missouri golfer Jess Meek gears up for World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico

Swimming & Diving

The Missourian: Missouri swimmers Stevens and Chadwick make USA Swimming National Team