1 day to Georgia.
"He’s really shown a great propensity to learn what we’re doing," receivers coach Andy Hill said. "He certainly has the ability to make plays. It’s kind of fun to see it Saturday. He’s intuitive as far as where to get on the field. And running by guys, he’s got special talent."
"The dude’s been ready for those deep balls since we started working in the spring," Lock said "When we’re working in the indoor (facility), he pretty much tells me to put it up in the freaking sky rafters because he knows he’ll make a play for me." [...]
"Once it actually happened," Lock said, "I was like, OK, it’s like riding a bike for the first time. I’m in tune with it now. I can keep doing it forever. Hopefully we can keep it going."
Has Cross sensed any of that frustration seeping through from his pre-season all-conference and all-American candidate?
"I hope not," he said. "Obviously he wants to have the best season he can, but collectively, we’ve got to do it as a unit. If he continues to press the issue or anything like that, if that’s his only focus, then it’s going to be a lot tougher on him. I know that for a fact. So what we try to do is remind him to let the game come to him.
"There are two or three on tape that I pointed out to him that if he’d just do this, he would have had the sack. I think the tape reflects with that. He would agree with that in my opinion. But that’s what we see as a staff and that’s what we know would happen had he executed a couple things on a couple plays."
Worth noting from blurb, @PFF_College credits Harris w/ 9 pressures (Mizzou official stats list 0 hurries). Refer to him as future 1st-rndr.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) September 15, 2016
Also, @PFF_College pegs Mizzou senior Aarion Penton as the nation's top-graded cover corner through the season;s first two week.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) September 15, 2016
Hinting at a breakout doesn't really matter if you don't actually break out, but ... maybe Charles Harris and the line are close? Now would be a pretty good week to prove it.
Last year hasn't gone away
Odom said he’s fielding fewer protest-related questions from recruits but remains mindful of the potential shadow cast on the school.
"I don’t want anybody to think, ‘Well, he doesn’t want to address it,’" Odom said. "That’s not it."
Odom also says he speaks with his team about race and other important topics unrelated to football.
"I want to talk about the things that are going on in the world, and make sure I have the comfort level in myself and our program that we’re able to sit down and I can have a conversation about anything going on," Odom said. "I think that’s the way family should work and the way my football program’s going to be."
Stop sucking up
Before World War II, most schools ran the single wing. After the war, there was a rush to adopt the "T" formation, which was originated by Clark Shaughnessy in the early Forties. Georgia’s Wallace Butts was a coach whose offense flourished with the "T," but you could underscore the notion that any offensive formation would have been successful with Charley Trippi in the backfield.
Faurot originally was a basketball coach and developed the option from a simple basketball concept. The guard brings the ball down court to the opponent’s basket with one of two options. If the defense comes out to confront the ball handler, he can pass the ball to a teammate. If the defense hangs back and gives the ball handler an opening, he takes the ball to the basket.
Faurot felt that concept would work in football. The quarterback comes down the line of scrimmage and cuts inside where there is an opening at center, guard or tackle. If there is no opening, the quarterback pitches to a halfback who takes the ball around end.
Grab some Kleenex
Josiah, now 6, has autism, and he and his wife, Sara, had been told plenty of things their son would never do. So that smile -- just thinking about it -- represents the journey the Hoods have traveled. Dealing with career issues is one thing, but the Hoods have had much more to handle.
Here Hood is, starting for the Redskins at defensive end Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the same organization that drafted him in the first round seven years ago. Hood always has been known as a hard worker, but his oldest son provided a bump of inspiration in Hood’s quest for a long career.
"It not only helped me become a better person, but it fed me to keep pushing," Hood said.
Let's talk to the new basketball assistant
A Thursday night dud in Knoxville
A former Tiger kicking butt
Former Mizzou Women's Golf great, Julia Potter (Granger, Ind.), took top honors on Thursday at the 2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. Potter defeated Shannon Johnson, 2 and 1, in a close-contested finals match at The Kahkwa Club.
Thursday's championships marked Potter's second career triumph at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. She now stands as only the fifth player to ever win the event multiple times. Potter joins Sarah LeBrun Ingram, Carol Semple Thompson, Ellen Port and Meghan Stasi in the exclusive U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur group.
Potter was a standout golfer at Mizzou from 2006-10. During her Tiger tenure, she claimed four individual tournament victories, ranking as the second-most ever in program history. Potter is also the last Tiger to compete individually at NCAA Regionals (2009, 2010).