1. Projected starting QB Elijah Sindelar is questionable for Saturday.
Sindelar left Wednesday’s practice shortly after it started with an apparent injury. He wasn’t seen at the end of Wednesday’s practice and again at the close of Thursday’s workout when the media was allowed to watch.
Purdue has played two quarterbacks for much of the past two seasons, with Sindelar and David Blough splitting reps. However, Sindelar seems to be the more explosive, talented quarterback, whereas Blough has been more in the “game manager” mold.
Jeff Brohm said his staff is going to keep the injury report “internal” so we’ll see what leaks out as we get closer to Saturday. While Sindelar has been the more productive quarterback this season, remember that it was Blough that led that 35-3 thrashing of Missouri in 2017.
2. QB or no QB, let’s get pumped for Purdue.
On Thursdays, we watch hype videos.
Dominate every snap. #MIZ #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/Ug8cxDaDwB— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) September 13, 2018
Also, these stats should do plenty in getting you hyped for Saturday. Emanuel Hall is playing like a damn star since last year, and he’s only gotten better this year. And, in case you didn’t read it, check out David Morrison’s look at Emanuel Hall turning into another Danario Alexander.
#Mizzou's @emanuelhall over his last nine games— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) September 13, 2018
1,055 yards (most in Power 5)
25.1 yards per catch
117.2 yards per game
7 100-yard games pic.twitter.com/RX2Lz9if2D
I’ll have a Q&A with Hammer and Rails writer Travis Miller later on Friday, but there’s been no shortage of “Opposing View” Q&As this week.
Here’s one I did with Miller for Hammer and Rails, in which I predict a 38-24 Missouri win.
Dave Matter spoke with the Courier & Journal in a wide-ranging Q&A but didn’t proffer a prediction.
And, last but not least, Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com spoke with the Purdue Rivals site for a candid, comprehensive Q&A.
Also, here’s a nice video feature on linebacker Cale Garrett. It’s crazy to remember that Garrett didn’t get an offer from Missouri until January 2016, before National Signing Day, and he likely wouldn’t have gotten the offer if Gary Pinkel were still the coach (Barry Odom loved Garrett, but the entire staff didn’t feel that way earlier).
Now he’s one of Missouri’s most productive defensive players and a captain.
From Kearney, Mo., to the #TheZou, @cale_garrett has embraced his role as a team captain during his junior year.#MIZ #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/0mq847anaE— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) September 13, 2018
Yesterday at Rock M
- We’ve gotta ask — where’s your panic level on Missouri’s run game so far?
- Jack Parodi says Missouri should dominate a weak Purdue defense (and I don’t disagree).
- Does Missouri have another Danario Scenario on its hands?
- Two graduate assistants are joining the Missouri men’s basketball staff for the 2018-2019 season.
- Mizzou soccer: 1-0 in conference play after a 1-0 win over Kentucky on Thursday.
- Love it when you talk engineering to me:
This is the steel erection pattern that the @MortensonSports team is using to build the new SEZ at Faurot Field for @MizzouAthletics. The team is beginning the third of 14 sections. Great teamwork required for a project of this scope. #Mizzou pic.twitter.com/EycXgPxmSz— Nick Joos (@JoosNick) September 13, 2018
- Rolling into the Swamp with your crotch outlined is the ultimate power move:
White out in the Swamp for @CSUFootball this week.#uniswag pic.twitter.com/6ItIn1FJtg— UNISWAG (@UNISWAG) September 12, 2018