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Drinkwitz, Tigers Darlings of SEC Media Day

Mizzou News for Friday, July 23

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We’ve Got Ourselves Some Real Star Power

The reviews are in from SEC Media Day y’all, and it appears our guys Eli Drinkwitz, Akial Byers and Case Cook earned rave reviews for their fits and their quotability. They looked the part and said all the right things, and it sounds like a great time was to be had by all. Here’s some highlights, and there were MANY:

The Style

  • Let’s take a look at Drink’s retro Jordans, which BenFred said are the “Air Jordan 3 Retro Animal Instincts, which were originally sold for around $225, and are only available on resale sites nowadays. #Journalism”
  • And Akial Byers was looking fresh in this suit. He even got a gif. And his coach’s approval. His mom helped him pick it out, FWIW.
  • And let’s not forget about Case Cook, who debuted a nice mullet-free hairstyle. When asked why he got rid of party in the back, he gave this gem:

The Quotes

  • Case Cook had what some were calling the quote of the day when talking about the possible additions of Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC.
  • Who doesn’t love not-so-subtle Dan Mullen shade?
  • On the playing in the SEC and what it has to offer:
  • Tee hee.

“I don’t think there’s any trepidation or fear in who we are at Mizzou,” Drinkwitz said. “We have a lot of confidence in the preparation that we’ve put in. We have an edge about who we are, and we’re going to have an energy.”

The Media Reaction

  • Love this. From a writer for the Tennessean:
  • And so did Dave Matter, clearly.
  • From CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee, and a great response:
  • From Saturday Down South writer, Adam Spencer, who loves his rankings:

You guys, I love this man. Drink is fiery and funny and determined and… all sorts of other positive adjectives. He’s the best. What a perfect leader for our program. Please never leave...

Onto the Links! They are super sized for a super sized football media day. Happy Opening Ceremonies!

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Then he seized the day as if he’d been here forever and had been formed out of this distinct culture, projecting a man entirely at ease in his own skin as he colorfully and nimbly addressed multiple issues of the day in his role as “a brand ambassador for the University of Missouri” … one who was clad in Tiger-styled Air Jordans to which SEC commissioner Greg Sankey referred in introducing him.


  • It’s official! Men’s Hoops will be visiting Jacksonville in November! Perhaps my parents will plan a visit to see our mostly brand new squad in action. Click the link in the tweet for a bit more info.
  • More BTS looks at Women’s Hoops video creation, coming to a scoreboard near you.
  • Back to crootin!!!

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