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Kirk Herbstreit praises Missouri in SEC East race, plus some SEC Basketball Media Days notes

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Herbstreit didn’t actually pick Missouri, but he did give the Tigers are lot of praise.

In the latest “The College Football Podcast with Herbie and Pollack”, Kirk Herbstreit and Kevin Negandhi both liked Florida to win the SEC East now that Georgia lost to South Carolina on Saturday.

“As we sit here right now, seven weeks in, I would pick Florida to win the East,” – Herbstreit said.

He didn’t forget about Missouri, though.

“I think Missouri is still a factor. They have done a heck of a job. I know they had a devastating injury to Cale Garrett. Not just a great player, but the heart and soul of that defense, and we’ll see how that affects them. Barry Odom is a great defensive mind as a head coach.”

Here’s Herbstreit on Missouri’s upcoming schedule:

“They’ve got Vandy, they’ve got Kentucky, and then they get a bye, and then they go to Athens. You’re sitting there at 7-1 after losing to Wyoming and having a little egg on your face and everybody thinking “Ah, so much for Missouri.” Give them credit with Kelly Bryant, they’ve kind of settled back in. Big win over Ole Miss. You’d expect them to be able to take care of Vandy and Kentucky, and then it’s a showdown, back-to-back weeks where they go to Athens and then they get Florida at home.”

As we enter the second half of the season, Missouri is ranked No. 22 in this week’s AP Poll, leaders of the SEC East, and are getting a lot of respect from the national media. Certainly not a bad spot to be in.

Missouri basketball, though, isn’t getting a lot of respect from the national media as they were picked to finish 13th in the SEC preseason poll. Yesterday was day one of SEC Basketball Media Days in Birmingham, Alabama, and here’s what head coach Cuonzo Martin had to say about those predictions.

That just sounds like the perfect answer from a head coach. And here’s more from Cuonzo Martin and Jeremiah Tilmon on the SEC Network set:

On to the links!

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:

  • SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic had Missouri No. 3 in his Week 7 Top SEC Offensive Line performances, only behind Alabama and LSU. Not bad company to be in.