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News & notes going into K-State matchup

Mizzou Links for Wednesday, September 8

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Mizzou v. K-State Matchup News & Notes

As has become custom for me for the Wednesday links, I’ll share some football notes from Tuesday’s press conference, social media, and local writers’ stories. Let’s get to it.

Parker’s notebook focused solely on the defensive side of the ball and what we may be able to expect from Saturday’s opponent, Kansas State.

Former OK State Cowboy Jayden Jernigan is familiar with KSU from his time in the Big XII.

“They were fast, the quarterback is able to move. Running back is a good athlete, able to hit the holes fast. We just have to be disciplined and we’ll do well.”

Both Blake Baker and several players brought up RB Deuce Vaughn, and for good reason. I heard on the radio (KTGR Big Show) on Tuesday afternoon that he’s quicker than Badie, so the Tigers would not have familiarity matching up in practice with someone of his caliber.

From Baker:

“What doesn’t’ he do well? He’s a dynamic payer, and what really separates him is the vision, patience, and his balance. He can do it all. I’d be hard-pressed to find any better than him.”

From Jayden Jernigan & Jaylon Carlies, on what the team must do to stop him:

“Everybody stays in their gap, not giving Deuce an option to take to one gap then hit another.” -Jernigan

“Coming in at great angles and preparing yourself.” - Carlies

Matt Stahl’s story at the Columbia Tribune focused on what improvements Drinkwitz would like to see this weekend. Here’s some of what Drinkwitz had to say:

“If we’re worried about last week or patting ourselves on the back and all that bullcrap, we’re in for a tough day,” Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said to local media on Tuesday. “We’ve got to have a mature mindset of put that away, take what you take from tape, learn, get better and focus on this new task at hand.”

“I think all of us look at that tape and know that we can be better in the run game, making sure that we’re cleaner,” Drinkwitz said. “I thought our track of the backs and path of the backs was off in some of our run schemes, so there’s a whole lot for us to clean up.”

Besides facing an explosive offense, the Tigers will also have to contend with a sold-out stadium in Manhattan. That will be a cool experience, and I would imagine there will be a good black & gold contingent on hand. While it might be the most boring drive ever, it’s not that far (under 4 hours).

Tuesday pressers also mean an injury report update. For the KSU trip, the Tigers will be I without the following, per Dave Matter:

Really wishing Chance Luper the best and hope he’s okay. For him to be expected to be out this long, it sounds extremely serious.

On to the Links!


Yesterday at Rock M


More Links:

Football

Hoops

  • Looks like 4-star commit Anthony Robinson II made it onto campus this past weekend. LOVE.
  • Noteworthy, per Matt W.
  • Oh, hey!!! We know him!
  • Hey, you. Basketball fans. It’s time to renew your season tickets. The deadline is Friday. Click the links here for more info. Mens | Womens

Other Mizzou Sports

  • Reminder from Dennis Gates about what’s on tap for Mizzou Athletics this week... many an away game.
  • Big congrats to Mizzou Softballer Hannah McGivern, who got married this weekend. Scroll through the pics- the third one is hilarious. Chaumont’s face is like... “holy $%#^”.
  • Here’s a boomerang from head coach Larissa Anderson.

Crootin & Commitments

  • Well... those of us into MBB coaching will recognize this man’s name. Chris Mack’s daughter has verbally committed to playing VB for the Tigers. Welcome, Hailee!
  • Looks like #TigerStyle welcomed in two big-name visitors recently. Joel Adams, no. 2 nationally at 145lbs in the 2023 class, was on campus, as well as no. 8 nationally at 184lbs in the 2024 class, Aeoden Sinclair.
  • East St Louis’ Macaleab Rich narrowed his list and is set to announce 9/26.

On Missouri: “Missouri is a nice program. It’s only two hours away from home with a great coaching staff and some cool players on and off the court with a beautiful campus.”

Mizzou in the Pros / Other

  • Mizzou Softball were guests at the Cardinals game this weekend.
  • This is awesome for Bryce.
  • Awww… J3!!!!! Definitely my favorite former Tiger who got away. I’d be remiss not to share this one..

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