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But then we kinda knew that. Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

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If there’s been one thing the Tigers have done well the last few years, it’s throw it deep.

But even this is really interesting:

My own very unprofessional opinion is I think Drew is actually a pretty underrated mid-range passer. His struggles in the short field are evident but the 10-20 yards down the field I feel like his accuracy has gotten far better over the last few years.

I don’t have any real evidence for this it’s strictly just a sense I have watching. He seems to be far more on target than off from 10 yards and on, than closer to the line of scrimmage. But the stats above might explain the next article from Dave Matter:

Mizzou hopes to rediscover the long ball

For all the fuss about Lock’s strong arm and his prolific passing stats the last couple years, Hall has been the true barometer of Mizzou’s offense. Since the start of 2017, the Tigers are 8-2 in games Hall has at least five catches or 75 receiving yards. If his production misses those marks, the Tigers are 2-7.

Hall won’t be back for Mizzou on Saturday while he continues to recover from a groin injury and mourns the unexpected death of his father back home in Tennessee. Senior wideout Nate Brown, more of a possession receiver than a deep threat, is also slowly recovering from a groin injury.

Not having Emanuel Hall around has certainly affected the passing game because not only does he take the top off but he deepens the safeties and allows for Albert Okwuegbunam and other’s to work the middle of the field more. Memphis doesn’t exactly bring an elite defense so maybe this deep ball thing can get back on track.}

PowerMizzou looked into Lock’s untimely turnovers as well. It’s been a Lock-heavy week.

Second Team Jontay!

Maybe he’ll get mad about not being on the preseason 1st team but it’s still cool.

The rest of the preseason lists are as follows:

First Team All-SEC

Daniel Gafford – Arkansas

Reid Travis – Kentucky

Tremont Waters – LSU

Chris Silva – South Carolina

Grant Williams – Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC

Bryce Brown – Auburn

Jared Harper – Auburn

Jalen Hudson – Florida

PJ Washington – Kentucky

Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State

Jontay Porter – Missouri

Admiral Schofield – Tennessee

SEC Player of the Year

Grant Williams – Tennessee

There was this and other topics yesterday at the SEC Media days. I had a post last night on some of the more Missouri related topics so check it out.

Yesterday at Rock M

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