Missouri’s SEC Media Days representatives announced
The trio of players to represent Missouri at next week’s SEC Media Days were announced on Wednesday.
(Drum roll please.)
The lucky winners are...
Missouri went all-senior with its athletes, so if you’re looking for reasons why, say, Larry Rountree III or Albert Okwuegbunam were omitted, that’s probably a good one. Of course, this also leaves out players like Johnathon Johnson (who is 883 yards shy of Missouri’s all-time receiving record) — but not bringing Bryant would be a stupid move when he is still THE story about Missouri’s 2019 football team.
Here’s a full list of past Missouri representatives at SEC Media Days:
2012 — CB EJ Gaines, OT Eric Fisher, WR TJ Moe
2013 — QB James Franklin, WR L’Damian Washington, LB Andrew Wilson
2014 — OL Evan Boehm, DE Markus Golden, QB Maty Mauk
2015 — QB Maty Mauk, OL Evan Boehm, CB Kenya Dennis
2016 — TE Sean Culkin, DE Charles Harris, LB Michael Scherer
2017 — LB Eric Beisel, QB Drew Lock, WR J’Mon Moore
2018 — QB Drew Lock, LB Terez Hall, DT Terry Beckner Jr.
2019 — QB Kelly Bryant, LB Cale Garrett, CB DeMarkus Acy
Let’s break that down by position:
Offensive total: 13
Defensive total: 11
I’m honestly surprised that Missouri has had as many cornerbacks as it has defensive linemen. Also, for all the success Missouri has had at running back since joining the SEC, it’s the lone offensive position group to not have media day representation.
Of course, Larry Rountree could likely break that trend if he stays for his senior year — please, Larry, stay for your senior year.
Finally, there’s the safety position. Missouri has some potential options at the position in the next two years or so, but that’s the position group absence that probably makes the most sense.
SEC Media Days begin Monday, July 15 in Hoover, Ala. Missouri’s contingent will meet with the media on that day. The entire event lasts until Thursday, July 19.
Yesterday at Rock M
- The first domino has fallen in the NCAA’s long-coming investigation into the on-going college basketball corruption scandal: N.C. State got hit with a notice of allegations, including two Level I infractions, on Wednesday.
- Mizzou baseball coach Steve Bieser went on KTGR’s The Big Show on Wednesday and talked about the season that was in baseball in addition to his new assistant coach. Give it a listen.
- Former Tigers WR Justin Gage is getting involved in the medical marijuana business in Missouri, as the Riverfront Times takes a deep-dive into the subject.
- Karissa Schweizer set a PR in the 5,000-meters at the Sunset Tour at Azusa Pacific on Tuesday, winning the race in 15:01:63. I’d also like to take this time to say that I finished fourth in the Lake Winnebago Fourth of July 5K in 22:31, just a little slower than Schweizer. Watch out.