1. Kelly Bryant commits to Missouri.
Let those cups fall to the ground, ladies and gentlemen. No reason to protect your nether-regions anymore!
Missouri picked up the commitment of the top graduate transfer quarterback (currently) on the market. Kelly Bryant, the former Clemson quarterback, announced via his Twitter account.
People had THINGS TO SAY about Bryant’s decision, and Missouri got some well-deserved positive PR:
What a smooth move by Mizzou getting Kelly Bryant. Kudos to Derek Dooley and Barry Odom.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 5, 2018
Big get for Barry Odom and Derek Dooley to add Kelly Bryant at Mizzou for next year. Dooley’s offense was really good at Mizzou in 2018, likely to be very good in 2019 as well.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 5, 2018
This one was just too funny not to share:
Auburn fans seeing Stidham leave thinking Kelly Bryant is coming then realizing he isn’t pic.twitter.com/nzJ9lLhqsa— cristilmethod (@cristilmethod) December 5, 2018
2. Extension coming for Barry Odom in 3... 2... 1...
Univ of Missouri System Board of Curators calls for an executive session meeting for Wed for "consideration of certain confidential or privileged communications with university counsel, personnel and contract items" That's required for, say, a football coach's new contract— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) December 4, 2018
Expect a bigger buyout, a slight pay-raise to bring him in line with mid-level SEC coaching contracts and a bigger pool for his assistants.
3. No first-teamers, but Missouri lands a handful on the Coaches All-SEC teams.
Five Missouri players made the Coaches’ All-SEC second team, and it was split between offense and defense.
Drew Lock and Emanuel Hall were Missouri’s offensive representatives, with Terry Beckner, Cale Garrett and DeMarkus Acy being the defensive selections.
A little strange that Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms is first-team AP All-SEC but doesn’t make either team for the coaches, but offensive line honors seem to always be sort of a crapshoot.
4. Arkansas grad transfer WR also commits to Missouri.
Jonathan Nance doesn’t bring quite the fanfare of Kelly Bryant, but he adds more depth to Missouri’s receiver rotation in 2019.
Plus, it’s pretty great that not only did Arkansas fans get their hopes up about Bryant, but minutes after Bryant picked Missouri, a former Razorbacks receiver announced his commitment to the Tigers, too.
5. Oh, yeah, Missouri got a hoops win, too.
65-45 over UT-Arlington.
FINAL: Missouri defeats UT Arlington 65-45. Every #Mizzou player that saw time scored tonight.— Cameron Teague (@cj_teague) December 5, 2018
See the good ol’ front page for more hoops content.
Yesterday at Rock M
- What Kelly Bryant means for the future of Missouri football
- Arkansas grad transfer WR picks Missouri
- Former Georgia commitment pledges to Missouri
- Mizzou hoops gets first comfortable win of the season
- Can’t make it to the Liberty Bowl? Buy a ticket and send a student instead!
- Some coaching news: Urban Meyer retires and will be replaced by Ryan Day; Mike Locksley departs Alabama for the Maryland vacancy; Chip Lindsey officially joins Les Miles in lawrence.