Christmas Comes Early for Mizzou Footbal!
Wednesday was a good day to be a Missouri Tiger as the football program received some early Christmas presents.
Your 2023 SEC Football Coach of the Year? Mizzou’s Eliah Drinkwitz. Josh Matejka with more on the news.
That’s what should happen when you lead your team to a 10-2 record, a No. 9 CFP ranking, and their first-ever NY6 Bowl — the same team that was projected to finish sixth in the SEC East preseason poll.
Could you have made the case for Nick Saban? Sure, but Alabama was already projected to win the SEC West in the preseason. Mizzou exceeded expectations in a big way this season — and that’s why Drinkwitz is your well-deserved SEC COY.
According to MUTigers.com, this is Mizzou Football’s 2nd SEC Coach of the Year honor as Gary Pinkel won the award in 2014.
Mizzou players and coaches reacted to Drinkwitz’s SEC Coach of the Year honor:
In the classroom, a huge honor off the field belongs to QB1 Brady Cook — who was named SEC Football’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Here’s Darius Robinson, Brady Cook, Theo Wease Jr., and Eli Drinkwitz on Cody Schrader — who is fresh off winning the Burlsworth Trophy.
Schrader (alongside Burden) were named Second Team All-Americans from The Athletic:
Moving onto the recruiting side of things, Mizzou has already started their activity in the transfer portal with the big-time addition of Toriano Pride:
BREAKING: 247Sports No. 1 CB in the transfer portal in former Clemson player Toriano Pride has committed to #Mizzou.— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 7, 2023
"They're getting a kid with NFL ability," 247Sports' College Football Analyst @CoachReedLive said. He was also Pride's high school coach through his junior… pic.twitter.com/32usJZEKUZ
Plus, a good in-state win for Mizzou Women’s Basketball as they took care of business against Missouri State 81-63. Ashton Judd led the team with 20 points and the Tigers improved to 7-3 on the season heading into a date with #13 Kansas State in St. Joeseph on Saturday.
Yeah, Wednesday was a good day to be a Missouri Tiger.
Onto the links. M-I-Z!
Yesterday at Rock M
- The Verdict from Matt Watkins: Wichita State Post-Game Analysis
- From Josh Matejka: “D-Line Zou” and other transfer portal takeaways
- From Josh Matejka: Eli Drinkwitz named SEC’s Coach of the Year
- From Josh Matejka: Clemson transfer Toriano Pride commits to Mizzou
- WBB Game Recap from Quentin Corpuel: Efficient shooting propels Mizzou women’s basketball to victory over Missouri State
- UPDATED: Mizzou Football Transfer Tracker 2023-2024
- On the latest Eye on the Tigers podcast: Our own Matthew Harris joined Eli Hoff for a deep dive on Mizzou Basketball
- From Eli Hoff: Mizzou snags former East St. Louis, Lutheran North cornerback Toriano Pride Jr. from transfer portal
- From Wendell Shepherd Jr: Clemson DB, East St. Louis star Toriano Pride Jr. commits to Mizzou
- From Brandon Haynes and Wendell Shepherd Jr: Mizzou’s Drinkwtiz named SEC Coach of the Year; several Tigers named All-Americans
- From Tallis Johnson: Cotton Bowl tickets sold out in 24 hours. Here’s where Mizzou fans can find resale tickets.
- From Peter Metanchuk: Mizzou duo Dembele and Judd tally double-doubles in win over Missouri State
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- From Calum McAndrew: SEC names Mizzou coach Eli Drinkwitz as league’s Coach of the Year
- From Calum McAndrew: Mizzou lands ex-Clemson cornerback Toriano Pride out of transfer portal
- Border War highlights to get you ready for Saturday:
- On MUTigers.com, Four Mizzou Programs Post Perfect Graduation Success Rate
Mizzou Athletics Posts Successful Graduation Success Rate in latest NCAA report! #MIZ— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) December 6, 2023
◾️ Overall Score of 87 – 14th-straight year of 80+
◾️ Four Teams with perfect score of 100
◾️ 14-of-17 programs match or exceed score from last year
- SEC Coaches of the Year in football AND volleyball! Congrats to Drink and Dawn.
- Drinkwitz was also named AFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year:
- The Mizzou Softball coaching staff is Louisville bound this week:
- This is just the start for Mizzou Volleyball in the Dawn Sullivan era:
- Mizzou Gymnastics Black and Gold event at the Hearnes Center on Sunday with free admission featuring giveaways:
- One more month until the Mizzou Gymnastics season officially begins!
- A 2025 bat signal from the Mizzou Soccer Head Coach!
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