Kelly Bryant hasn’t won a game for Mizzou yet — but he won media day
Clemson-turned-Missouri QB Kelly Bryant answered any and all questions about his offseason transfer and the decision he made to redshirt after four games in 2018. He didn’t shy away from any of the spotlight, and Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tagged along with him for the entire four-hour romp through media day.
There’s not a ton “new” in the article from what made its way into other reports and onto Twitter on Monday, but it paints a fuller portrait of the type of person Bryant is.
Especially this part, when he’s talking about being called a “quitter.”
“I’ve pretty much been called every name in the book at the quarterback position,” Bryant said. “I knew what was going to come with making this decision. I knew I’d have to live with it. Today, I feel like I’m in a great spot mentally, physically and spiritually.
“I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.”
We are, too, Kelly! Bryant is continuing Missouri’s run of easy-to-root for quarterbacks. Can’t wait to see what this season has in store for him.
Also, on a quick tangent, it’s remarkable that two seasons ago, Missouri had an offensive coordinator that wouldn’t let his quarterback attend the prestigious Manning Passing Academy — and now we have this:
Archie Manning says Kelly Bryant was a late addition to the Manning Passing Academy. Says Derek Dooley worked to get him to the camp. "Very athletic. Nice young man. We enjoyed having him. We've had a good run of Missouri quarterbacks."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 16, 2019
Remember when Tennessee tried to raid Missouri’s roster?
The Athletic sure does! This is a joint piece by David Ubben and Peter Baugh of the Athletic, taking a look at Tennessee trying — and failing — to raid Missouri’s roster this offseason. Of note in the article (which is premium, naturally) is the fact that Tennessee reached out to inquire about DeMarkus Acy, although not to the player directly.
Coming off of back-to-back 50-17 losses to the Tigers, it makes the Volunteers’ continued, abject failure even more wonderful.
Somewhat bizarrely, the Athletic published this article without any comments from Tennessee — the Volunteers went on Tuesday — so I’m not sure why they would rush to publish this without getting both sides of the story.
But, here’s what appears to be the lone comment from Jeremy Pruitt on the matter:
Pruitt on his relationship with Barry Odom: “It’s a pretty interesting deal. It’s amazing what can happen with social media and that.”— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 16, 2019
Said he called Barry Odom and they got on the same page and moved on.
I think we can all “move on” when Missouri hands Tennessee another 50-17 L this fall.
- ICYMY: Cam’Ron Fletcher announced his top five on Tuesday night — and GUESS WHAT GUYS!:
And another visit is possible!
Five-star rising senior Cam’Ron Fletcher is down to a final-five: Michigan State, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, and Alabama.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) July 17, 2019
Tells me that he will likely take all of his visits. Has already visited MSU, Mizzou, and Kentucky. Could visit them again.
- More from media day: Cale Garrett looks to lead Missouri to the mountaintop, writes Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.com.
- The departure of former Missouri swimming and diving coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is getting more and more complicated, and Gabe DeArmond provides an update with statements from Missouri’s athletic department and Rhodenbaugh’s lawyer.
- Missouri DE Tre Williams pled guilty to a reduced charge after being arrested for felony domestic assault in December, writes Dave Matter.
- Drew Lock is now Denver’s only unsigned draft pick, and Mike Klis of 9News.com lays out the very good reasons for why Lock and the Broncos remain at a stalemate.
- Three-star defensive end Robert Wooten recently committed to Arizona after visiting Missouri — now, he’s already back on the market.