Eric Williams cuts his list to Oregon and Missouri
Duquesne transfer guard Eric Williams has cut his list to two ahead of this weekend’s official visit to Oregon.
Duquesne transfer Eric Williams tells me he has cut his list to Oregon and Missouri.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 18, 2019
That means Nebraska was eliminated; you’d have to imagine a decision will come soon, considering Williams already visited Missouri.
As you wait for that inevitable decision, read up on Williams’ background in this great story by our own Matthew Harris.
More on Jay Maclin’s decision
As you probably know by now, Jay Maclin — Jeremy’s cousin — committed to Missouri on Thursday. It seemed to be a poorly kept secret — Maclin had been leaning to the Tigers ever since they offered.
Here are some recaps on his decision:
- Maclin’s high school coach says Missouri is getting a “team-first guy” who won’t be out-worked (via David Kvidahl of STLtoday.com)
- Maclin told PowerMizzou.com that all the coaches are like “cool uncles.”
- Maclin says the name on the back of his jersey is “a gift and a curse.” (via Eric Blum of the Columbia Tribune)
Mizzou baseball drops opener against No. 5 Georgia
Jacob Cantleberry had a no-hitter through five innings against the fifth-ranked Bulldogs, but then things fell apart in a three-run sixth. Those three runs were all that Georgia needed, as it won 3-0 over the 21st-ranked Tigers.
Georgia 3, Missouri 0: Final stats
Missouri could only muster three hits against Georgia’s Emerson Hancock, a player named specifically to play baseball for the Georgia Bulldogs. Hancock went eight innings and struck out 11.
Missouri (26-13-1, 7-8-1 SEC) looks to rebound in Game 2 on Friday at 6 p.m.
Mizzou softball wins opener against Texas A&M
Behind a sixth-inning home run by Kolby Romaine, the softball team beat Texas A&M 4-3 on Thursday to even its conference record and move to 25-18 overall.
Brad Smith talks to the Mizzou football team
A familiar face spoke to the Mizzou football team on Thursday:
"I've never been around a coach who cares about players as much as @Coach_Odom and his staff do.— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) April 18, 2019
The bonds that you need to carry you farther in life are right here."#MizzouMade @RealBradSmith shared a powerful message with the team yesterday. pic.twitter.com/gilSppHmbe
“I’ve been a freshman that played and did OK,” Brad Smith said, understatedly.
Really great stuff in that video, and well worth a watch. It’s sometimes overlooked that without Brad Smith, it’s very likely that none of the success from 2007 on would have happened.
Yesterday at Rock M
- This just in: Bobby Petrino is still not the quarterbacks coach at Missouri. What was your favorite memory of the Petrino era, from the time when one of his former players mistakenly said he was the QB coach at Mizzou to the the time it was immediately proven as false?
- Emanuel Hall will be waiting to hear his name called in the NFL Draft — but he just did something no other NFL player (or celebrity) has ever done in Nashville. Hall created a Goo Goo Cluster — a smothered, covered Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pie — that will be sold at the Goo Goo Store in Nashville. It sounds like diabetes waiting to happen. I’ll take ten of them, please and thank you.
- And here’s a good scouting report on Hall, which gives his NFL comparison to Mike Wallace.
- Speaking of draftable Missouri players, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper had Drew Lock going at thirteenth to the Miami Dolphins in a mock draft they conducted on the ESPN on Thursday night.