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News and Notes from Mizzou Football’s Cotton Bowl Media Day

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A preview on the Cotton Bowl:

On The Big 550 KTRS last night, Brendan Wiese and Ben Frederickson previewed the Cotton Bowl on the James Carlton State Farm Mizzou Football Game Plan Show — with an appearance by defensive coordinator Blake Baker.

Some quotes from Blake Baker on the show. On the team’s growth throughout the season:

“It’s been a fun ride. It’s been really, really neat to see the guys really grow and buy in to what we were doing just from a culture standpoint.”

On Darius Robinson:

“He personified what we want to be as a program and as a culture. I don’t think there’s a guy on our team, and maybe even the entire country that improved their draft stock than he did.”

On Ty’Ron Hopper:

“He helped himself out tremendously to have a lot of success at the next level. He definitely is everything you want in a linebacker and from a leadership standpoint.”

On Kris Abrams-Draine:

“He’s the definition of consistency. He comes to work every single day. You know what you’re going to get with KD.”

Plus, some predictions for Friday’s Cotton Bowl Game on the show:

  • Wiese: 37-35 Mizzou (on a game-winning field goal by Harrison Mevis)
  • BenFred: 34-27 Mizzou

ICYMI: You can LISTEN to the James Carlton Mizzou Football Game Plan Show on the KTRS SoundCloud page.

Coverage from Mizzou’s Media Day at the Cotton Bowl:

More from Blake Baker: His comments on signing a contract extension while meeting with the media at the Cotton Bowl yesterday:

Here’s what Mizzou defensive players had to say on Blake Baker returning next season:

Darius Robinson says the Cotton Bowl is the opportunity Mizzou has to take advantage of.

And here’s Luther Burden on the opportunity to play at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Yeah, he’ll be playing on Sundays.

The last time Mizzou played in the Cotton Bowl? Brady Cook held a watch party at his house:

Moving on — tune in TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. CST for a ‘Tiger Talk’ Preview Show of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic LIVE at the Media Grill and Bar at the Hilton Anatole Dallas:

From Mizzou Alumni: The Tiger Tailgate at the Cotton Bowl (at Globe Life Field from 2:30 p.m. CST to 5:30 p.m. CST) has reached over 8,800 reservations. More information on the event here:

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  • Congrats to Mizzou’s Keegan O’Toole, who has been named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week! Up next for No. 2 Tiger Style: Hosting No. 11 Virginia Tech on Tuesday, January 2nd (5:30 p.m. CST) at the Hearnes Center.
  • The last home Mizzou Hoops game of 2023 is on Saturday vs Central Arkansas:
  • Mizzou backup QB Jake Garcia is entering the transfer portal:
  • Picture day for Mizzou Football at the Cotton Bowl:
  • The Mizzou Football team visited the Scottish Rite children’s hospital yesterday:
  • From Little Rock Central Basketball: Annor Boateng has been named the King of Bluegrass Coach Stanley Hardin’s Most Outstanding Player:
  • The Mizzou Tigers....and a tire Tiger at the Cotton Bowl:
  • A shoutout to the Mizzou Women’s Basketball practice squad:
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