I said everything I could possibly say about this yesterday, but now I’ll just let Kelly speak for himself
Kelly Bryant: “A ring is a ring. I’m in Missouri, and I don’t play any mind to that. Everybody else can make a story about it, which it’s not really a story.” #Mizzou— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) August 9, 2019
This whole thing was dumb, really. There are a lot of storylines where you’re sort of asked to take a side, and I err on the side of players almost all the time. This was no different. I do think Bryant was nearly invaluable to the Tigers in the first four games last year, but he did choose to leave. He was basically pushed out and was smart enough to realize
Yesterday at Rock M
- Dabo Swinney didn’t give Kelly Bryant a Championship Ring, and we should all be very upset about it.
- 2019 Season Opponents Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers
- Mizzou Football Position Previews: Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
- BOTTOMS UP! Alcohol sales approved for Mizzou Football games
- PODCAST: Speakers Circle with Josh Matejka & Terry Dennis
- The battles at Linebacker might be one of the more interesting ones, but Aubrey Miller and Nick Bolton are ready for the big stage.
- Jonathan Nance has made a big early impression since committing to Missouri.
- KenPom ranked NCAA D1 teams over the past 22 years and Missouri was 45th. Actually not bad when you consider all that’s happened since then:
Consider this: In the last two decades, MU's only finished inside KP's top-50 half the time. Its median finish is 54th. In 11 NCAA tournament trips, the Tigers have only made it to the second weekend twice.— Matt Harris (@MattJHarris85) August 9, 2019
- Meanwhile, Jeff Goodman used far less data for his piece in ranking the SEC jobs where Missouri came in 5th. Both KP’s rank and Goodmans feels about right. I could quibble with the methodology but overall I feel like Missouri is close to where they should be given the criteria. After 1 & 2, you can make a case for about four or five different schools to land at three, Missouri among them.