We’re all just waiting for camp to start at this point
One of our great poets — a sage and noble man, full of wisdom and life-giving sagacity — Darius Rucker once said:
There’s two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season.
Listen, it’s no, “I’m such a baby ‘cause the dolphins make me cry,” but it is certainly relevant to our current situation as college football fans. Unfortunately, most of our time spent investing in football season is in the waiting.
And yet we’re only days away from (kind-of-still-but-no-so-much) not waiting any longer! Mizzou preseason camp opens this coming Friday, and boy oh boy, the content wells will be full up!
However, we’re still five days away and those same content wells that will soon overflow are, uh, still a little dry? At the very least, we’re at that part of the pre-preseason where the special teams is previewed! (No shot at special teams previews, by the way. Long-snappers need love too.)
As of now, it looks likely Tucker McCann will handle both the placekicking and punting duties in Fatony’s absence. McCann has a huge leg, as he has proven both with field goals and kickoffs, but last season he left a bit of consistency to be desired.
Pour one out for Corey Fatony, the realest of real punters.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is going in-depth with the roster, highlighting several of the key players on this year’s team. Some of the usual suspects are present — we’re only at No. 6 and we’ve already reached Cale Garrett — but it was intriguing to see sophomore Trajan Jeffcoat get the spotlight yesterday.
Shane Ray isn’t walking through that door. Nor is Kony Ealy or Markus Golden. The Tigers haven’t had a consistent pass-rushing threat off the edge since Charles Harris... but the wait might be over.
Since his arrival in Columbia, Jeffcoat has been the sort of guy that conjures memories of Charles Harris and Markus Golden. Early in their careers, those guys were whispered about in hushed tones, and Jeffcoat has inspired the same sort of cautious optimism since early in his Mizzou career.
Trajan, if you’re listening, now would be a great time to turn into the next great D-Line Zou member!
Yesterday at Rock M
- It was a big weekend for ‘CROOTIN, and PowerMizzou has a Night at the Zou roundup for its subscribers.
- Our focus may be on football, but Ben Frederickson at the Post-Dispatch is in a basketball state of mind. He examined how Cuonzo Martin might best use what should be a deep roster in the coming season.
- The Athletic’s Peter Baugh talked with 2020 commit Jay Maclin about his hopes for the future of Mizzou Football as he carries on the legacy of great Tigers past — subscribers only!
- Big ups — or should I say long ups? — to Ja’Mari Ward, the best long-jumper in these here United States of America.
Mizzou's Ja'Mari Ward just won the men's long jump title at the USA Track and Field Championships with this jump of 26 feet 7.75 inches. Ward already won the same event at the SEC Championships earlier this year. pic.twitter.com/oUw6Dr15sg— Tyler Murry (@TylerMurryABC17) July 29, 2019
- Since we’re speaking of champions, Mizzou legend Karissa Schweizer also showed out during the USA T&F Championships.
It’s obviously not the position we’re used to seeing her in, but if any of you are feeling up to doubting the great Karissa Schweizer, than there’s the door — don’t let it hit you on the way outta these comments.
- Tickets, getcha tickets heyah!