1. Corey Fatony, the punter with the most swagger.
Good read from Eric Lee of the Columbia Missourian on Missouri punter Corey Fatony, who remains unapologetically himself on the field.
This trip down memory lane to a darker time — that thrashing at the hands of Purdue — had me both shaking my head and laughing at the same time.
After one — a 65-yard punt downed at the Purdue 4 — Fatony ran downfield with his arms out like a plane. After another — a 54-yarder downed at the Purdue 2 — Fatony imitated a golf swing and eyed his shot as it landed on the punting equivalent of a green, a hat tip to former NFL punter Pat McAfee.
Which reminds me of one of the greatest Mizzou athlete quotes in recent history, from this MUTigers.com article last fall:
“I kind of just try to stay hype,” Fatony said when asked about his style. “I’m not sure where the word lit came from. It’s just kind of what the cool kids say I guess. It’s lit.”
You do you, Corey.
2. Wide receiver isn’t the worst position at which to have a youth movement.
The Kansas City Star takes a look at whether Missouri could play five true freshmen at receiver this season.
Not that my opinion matters for much — and I only have anecdotal evidence to back this up — but I feel like receiver is the best position if you have to turn to first-year players. For me anyway, it seems like it’s the position on offense where preternatural talent and speed can help a young player get on the field, even if they don’t have the strength or knowledge of the playbook quite yet.
3. New offers go out in football and women’s hoops.
Myron Warren is a 3-star defensive end from Many, La., and — unfortunately for Missouri — a TCU commitment. He has over 20 offers, but he’s kind of in that fringe not-quite-blueblood offer list. His top offer, besides TCU, is probably Texas A&M. We’ll see how this plays out for Missouri, but the Tigers have had some limited success in Louisiana over the last few classes.
The second offer went out to 2020 recruit Kay Green, who announced the offer via her Twitter:
4. We’re 11 days away from UT-Martin.
In the words of Corey Fatony, let’s get hype.