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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:

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:

I think we can all “move on” when Missouri hands Tennessee another 50-17 L this fall.


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