Barry Odom's contract contains unique clause


Among 17 specific job responsibilities, Odom must: "Keep public statements complimentary to the athletic program and to the University and not engage in any business transaction or commerce, appear on any radio or television program, or in any public forum, or make statements to the media or in any public forum that is likely to bring undue criticism or discredit to the University, its curators, officers, employees or students".

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Nate Strong ranked one of top JUCO transfers


Athlong ranks Nate Strong one of top JUCO impact transfers for 2016

13. Nate Strong, RB, Missouri Finding ways to jumpstart the offense is new coach Barry Odom’s biggest priority this spring. Missouri ranked last in the SEC in rushing offense and averaged only 13.6 points a game last season. Drew Lock is a promising quarterback to build around, but the sophomore needs help in the supporting cast. Ish Witter returns after leading the Tigers with 518 rushing yards last season, but Russell Hansbrough expired his eligibility and Morgan Steward retired due to a hip injury. Strong is a potential impact recruit for Odom and the ground attack, as he ranked as the No. 15 junior college prospect in the 247Sports Composite.

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NCAA proposes changes to targeting rule


NCAA proposes changes to targeting rule

After reviewing numerous video examples and receiving strong feedback on its annual rules survey, the committee voted to expand the authority of the instant replay official, requiring them to review all aspects of targeting fouls. Additionally, the instant replay official will be able to stop the game and create a targeting foul in situations where an egregious action has occurred.

In a small number of cases, the committee believed players were incorrectly disqualified from games. The elements of targeting that replay officials will watch for include launching and forcible contact to the head, among other factors.

"The targeting rule is serving the game well, and has enhanced player safety," said Bob Nielson, chair of the committee and head coach at the University of South Dakota. "Because this is such a severe penalty, we are instructing replay officials to review plays to ensure that the required elements of targeting exist. We are also adding the ability for the replay official to stop the game when a potential targeting foul is not detected on the field."

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TJ Moe says 90% of Mizzou's 2009 team was hungover for Texas Bowl practice


TJ Moe says 90% of team was hungover for Texas Bowl practice

"I remember the first day we had practice in Houston, 90 percent of our roster was hung over. It was like an episode of "The Walking Dead." To this day, it remains the worst practice I’ve ever been a part of. Incidentally, we got pummeled 35-13 by Ricky Dobbs and Navy that game. Wonder why?"

Too many bowl games? Quite simply, that's blasphemy - Gridiron Now

Gary Pinkel will be a guest analyst for the SEC Championship


The network rounds out its SEC Championship panel of experts with a special guest analyst, Missouri’s former head football coach Gary Pinkel. His team played in two SEC Championships (2013, 14), including one against Alabama in 2014. Commentators* on SEC Network’s 2015 coverage have 11 SEC Championship game appearances between them.

SEC Network Expands On-Site Coverage of SEC Football Championship Coverage - ESPN MediaZone

ESPN Bowl predictions for 5-7 Mizzou


ESPN Bowl predictions for Mizzou: Shreveport or Dallas _____________________

Camping World Independence Bowl Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana Saturday, Dec. 26, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Schlabach: NC State vs. Kentucky McMurphy: Duke vs. Missouri


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl, Dallas Saturday, Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN) Schlabach: Louisiana Tech vs. Missouri McMurphy: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

College football bowl projections after Week 13

Kentrell Brothers makes PFF "Best players in college football"


Kentrell Brothers, Missouri, +38.4 Right behind Daniels as a run stopper, Brothers still leads the nation with 72 stops, even if his once-record breaking pace has slowed up. He’s added two sacks, three hits, and eight hurries as a pass rusher, as well as two interceptions in coverage as Brothers has graded positively in all three phases.

PFF's Dream Team: Best players at every position

Film Room: Markus Golden


Markus Golden: Rarely is there such a clear consensus on a prospect as there was with Golden. Almost everyone who watched him came away impressed by his ability but concerned by his athleticism. So far, the consensus scouting report appears to be an accurate one. Golden hasn't been a great defender this season, nor has he put up huge numbers as a pass rusher, but he has offered huge value to the Cardinals defense. The edge defender has 19 tackles and just two sacks with one forced fumble as his role has continued to grow over the developing season. He has been a constant source of pressure while also showing off great intensity and ability against the run.

Football Outsiders - Film Room: Markus Golden

Mizzou Charles Harris one of PFF's 10 best players in the trenches


5. Charles Harris, Missouri Charles Harris entered the year expected to replace Shane Ray, a 2015 first -round NFL draft pick. So far this season, Harris has had no problem living up to those expectations. Ranked as PFF’s 2nd best overall edge defender (+45.6), Harris has had a breakout year — ranking in the top 5 in pass rush grade (+28.4), run defense (+15.3) and total stops, with 33. Through 11 games Harris has racked up 44 total pressures, including 7 sacks, 12 QB hits and 25 hurries – placing him in the top 10 nationally for each respective category. Maybe most impressive of all has been his consistency – Harris has yet to post a negative overall grade this season and only once has he graded out poorly in either pass rush or run defense.


Terry Beckner Jr. ranked #4 freshman in CFB


Terry Beckner, DT, Missouri The last two weeks have vaulted Beckner up the list, particularly his game against Kentucky two weeks ago that saw him grade at +6.1 as a run defender. His +14.2 season grade in that department leads all true freshmen interior defensive linemen, and he’s supplemented it with five hurries on his 69 pass rushes. Unfortunately, he was ejected from Saturday’s game against South Carolina due to a targeting penalty, limiting him to only 16 snaps.

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