1. Tuesday is Kelly Bryant Day.
While Bryant has publicly said he hasn’t eliminated any of his final five schools, the popular opinion seems to be that it’s Auburn or Missouri.
Auburn, on Monday, parted ways with offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. Justin Ferguson of The Athletic doesn’t seem to think that would affect Bryant’s decision, but that still seems like a risky move. If you’re making a decision for one final year, something tells me you’d want to at least be familiar with the person who will be overseeing the offense, right?
Here are some more Kelly Bryant links to set up a great day or prepare you for heartbreak:
- 247Sports breaks down each of the contenders for Kelly Bryant
- The Athletic writes that Bryant had a great visit at Auburn over the weekend (paywall)
- I cannot tell if Pardon My Take is trying to be serious or satire, but here’s this:
Per sources, former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant is expected to announce tomorrow that he is transferring to Arkansas, per sources, barring a last-second change of heart, according to sources familiar with his decision— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) December 3, 2018
2. Joe Jon is Jimbo Fisher’s Pick
His coach was our coach, too.
Yes, Missouri tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley is now former Missouri tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley as he accepted an offer from Jimbo Fisher to join the staff at Texas A&M in the same capacity.
The offseason always comes with coaching changes — something Missouri largely avoided under Gary Pinkel. Finley was a quiet but instrumental part of Barry Odom’s coaching staff, being credited with helping to add Baylor-like wrinkles to the offensive system when Josh Heupel was the offensive coordinator.
According to Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, Odom went out swinging in trying to keep Finley in Columbia:
#Mizzou tried hard to keep Joe Jon Finley. Tigers’ offer matched the one A&M made. Finley has family in Texas and ties to the Texas/Oklahoma area.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) December 3, 2018
3. Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms is a first-team all-SEC selection
Missouri’s starting right guard was the Tigers lone inclusion on the AP All-SEC First Team.
However, Drew Lock and Terry Beckner were second-team AP All-SEC.
Wallace-Simms was a very well-deserved inclusion on the first team, again as Gabe DeArmond points out:
As I posted after the Arkansas game, Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms played 904 snaps this season without a penalty. He allowed just four hurries and one hit on Drew Lock in 449 passing plays.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) December 3, 2018
4. Redshirt freshman defensive back announces his transfer from Mizzou
Tyrone Collins was a three-star cornerback in Missouri’s 2018 class but he did not play this season, using a redshirt year. Collins is from Bradenton, Fla.
God got plans for me!! Hope y’all Respect my decision!! pic.twitter.com/1WrED4RXme— ✨Tyrone Collins✨1️⃣ (@TyroneCollins_5) December 3, 2018
Good luck, Tyrone.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Joe Jon Finley departs for Texas A&M
- The Watch: It’s Hate Week on the Hardwood
- Study Hall: Mizzou 64, UCF 62
- Oklahoma State leading rusher Justice Hill is leaving the team to focus on the draft, he announced on Monday.