I’m going to lead with this:
"Cale was at the office Sunday night on his own in a room watching film on Florida. That's what has helped make him successful."— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) October 30, 2018
Coach Odom talked about junior LB @cale_garrett and his team prior to Saturday's game at #13 Florida pic.twitter.com/5gsaUSeFG7
Cale Garrett was dominant on Saturday
Kentucky had a dude named Josh Allen who made a ton of plays, but if Missouri had won he’d have likely lost SEC Defensively player of the week honors to Garrett who lived in the hole and ALMOST single handedly won the game for the Tigers with numerous short yardage stops.
Garrett has a great story if you recall, he was offered late out of Kearney, MO and committed to Mizzou after waiting on an offer that finally came shortly before signing day. And he’s been an invaluable piece and one of the few bright spots in the defense the last few seasons.
Daniel Jones of the Trib had a nice twitter thread documenting Garrett’s ability to meet Benny Snell in the hole and prevent him from picking up first downs. Click below:
Here's a thread devoted to Cale Garrett's fourth down stops Saturday. If Missouri had found a way to pull out a win, he would have been the story.— Daniel Jones (@daniel_m_jones) October 30, 2018
One of the more underrated aspect of Missouri’s struggles has been special teams.
Daniel Jones looked into the struggles and outlined something which has been a little overlooked, Andy Hill has been the Special Teams coordinator this year after the Tigers haven’t had a coach specifically assigned to Teams since... well it goes back a long way.
Missing kicks, out kicking the coverage, blocked FG attempts. It hasn’t been pretty and if Mizzou is going to turn their season around it’s going to need to start with 3rd and often overlooked unit: Special Teams.
EMANUEL HALL BACK
Yesterday at Rock M
- I don’t imagine many people imagine a sports reporter deciding to head down to Fraternity Row to file a story, but Peter Baugh went there and it turned into an interesting story about recruiting.
- Robin Pingeton has been killing it the last few years and now she’s getting a well earned extension:
Source tells me #Mizzou is well down the road in talks with women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton on an extension. Current contract runs through 2019-20 season. Extension likely not far from being finalized.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) October 31, 2018
- Wanna know what it’s like when a small town local reporter carries water for the Administration at the University in town? I’ll give you Pat Hickey of the Evansville CourierPress on Dru Smith.