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On the 13th day of December, the Mizzou Tigers gave to me — a bunch of new hires wrapped in a big ol’ black & gold bow

Mizzou News for Friday, December 13

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On the 13th day of December, the Mizzou Tigers gave to me— a bunch of shiny new hires (while taking away some old ones)

The new coaching staff is starting to take shape! Santa (Coach Drink) is hauling in some presents, y’all, in the form of new coaches! Several additions were announced today, along with some other rumored ones not “officially-official” just yet, and many of these guys are familiar with the black and gold (of App State, that is). I apologize sincerely for the massive amounts of tweets I’m ‘bout to unload upon you, my friends. Happy (New Coach) Holidays!

Welcome, Associate Head Coach/Defensive dude, Charlie Harbison!

Welcome, Special Teams Coordinator, Erik Link!

(Maybe) welcome, Casey Woods! We’ll see what you end up coaching!

(Maybe) welcome, DJ Smith! We’ll see what you end up coaching, too!

Maybe a new right-hand man is coming? Welcome, Andy Lutz?

Getting rid of older models (in this case, staff) in favor of shiny new gifts is normal with a head coaching switch, but it doesn’t make it any less sad to see former coaching staff heading out the door. Some of these guys, like Andy Hill, have been with Mizzou forever— longer than some of our readers have undoubtedly been alive!

So, things are going to be looking pretty different in CoMo next year, as Coach Drinkwitz has decided not to retain (so far) Andy Hill, Cornell Ford, or AJ Ofadile. Update: Austyn Carta-Samuels, the voice of so much damn Mizzou positivity on Twitter, will also not be retained. I’m particularly saddened to see Coach Ford and Carta-Samuels head out.

Quality gif from the Rock M social media team. (no, I didn’t tweet it)

Onto the links!

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  • Great, great, GREAT news for former assistant coach Brad Loos’ daughter, Rhyan! Always elated to see this.
  • Look at you, Hannah Schuchts! Up to 100 career blocks!
  • You can check out your Missouri Tigers on the SEC Network at 3pm on Sunday when they take on SIU!

If you’re attending the game, don’t forget that it’s the TEDDY BEAR TOSS!

Other Mizzou Sports/News

Former Mizzou Player News

(Shout out to my friend Evan for retweeting/commenting on literally every piece of MPJ twitter content out there, so I rarely miss anything. Thanks for your obnoxiousness/dedication, Ev!)

  • Former Mizzou players/new teammates on the St. Louis Battle Hawks XFL team, L’Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas, interviewed each other. Check it out!
  • Drew reminisced about Pat Mahomes’ MVP season a long time ago... when he was a senior at Mizzou... last year. Drew’s getting so old, you guys. (wipes tear away)
  • Yesterday was former Mizzou QB (and my personal fave— yes, even above Chase & Drew), Brad Smith’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Brad!
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