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The nominations are in...

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The Ones to Watch

We here at Rock M (not me personally, but the other guys who know football) have all made predictions about who they think will show out this season. BK is ready to pen a love letter to Damon Hazelton (despite my warnings not to curse him), Kortay consistently sings the praises of Rake, everybody loves Keke, and more. What do the players think, though?

Good thing Peter Baugh thought to poll them! In his new piece for The Athletic, Mizzou fans can read about 10 breakout candidates nominated by their teammates (and Coach Walters & Haley) that they think will make an impact.

Now, will I reveal them all? NO! It’s a subscriber only post, and you should SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC because it’s awesome, but I will reveal a couple.

Who was the most popular nominee?

Transfer WR Keke Chism, who was nominated by Jalen Knox, Tyler Badie, Aubrey Miller, Hyrin White, and Dawson Downing. Wow. Said White:

“I think he’s going to open up a lot of eyes. His work ethic is amazing. It’s different from a lot of wide receivers.”

Also on the list with multiple nominations?

Columbia’s own Martez Manuel, a safety who was nominated by Tyree Gillespie, Dawson Downing, and Daniel Parker Jr. Said Gillespie:

“(Manuel) is stepping up to the plate...He’s there where we need him to be. He’s always asking questions in the film room, and he’s just into the game. You can just tell he’s very developed, more than he was last year.”

And a bonus one for y’all (you’re welcome).

WR Jalen Knox, who was nominated by Maurice Massey. Said Massey:

“Jalen Knox is going to blow back up this year, for sure,” Massey said. “With the offense we’ve got now, it puts everybody in the place they need to be. They use them in the right way.”

You want more? Read the article!

One more thing before we get to the links... Look at you, Nick Bolton! Hope we get a full season to watch this play out... (Full list from The AP)

On to the links!

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Other Mizzou Sports

  • That’s the look of a winner.
  • So many eye emojis for this one. According to Sam, he’s due to announce around 11-12 today. (Crosses fingers, toes, eyes, all appendages)
  • Don’t forget College Colors Day next Friday, September 4.

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