2016 Mizzou Football
Mizzou’s 2016-17 financials were subpar. But I guess we knew that.
Here are today’s Mizzou Links.
The 2016 win over Vandy: a blueprint for 2017 success?
Attacking defense, explosive offense, and fourth-quarter domination? Yeah, that sounds fine. Missouri should try that more.
Charles Harris is impressing Ndamukong Suh
Former Mizzou defensive end Charles Harris has found an ally in former Nebraska defensive tackle (and Mizzou villain) Ndamukong Suh.
Zanders won't enroll at UVA
Graduate transfers OL Colin McGovern (Notre Dame), QB Marvin Zanders (Missouri) won't enroll at #UVa this fall. https://t.co/iXcfF34JPO pic.twitter.com/s1CoC9fAfe— Cavalier Insider (@cavalierinsider) June 9, 2017
"UVa announced early Friday evening both QB Marvin Zanders and offensive lineman Colin McGovern won’t be enrolling at the school. The pair of graduate transfers was expected to help positions of need for the Wahoos." "Zanders, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, is a dual-threat QB who would have had two years of eligibility remaining at Virginia. If all went to plan, he’d back up Benkert in his senior season and then be a leading candidate to start in 2018." One source told me that Zanders is considering the Vanderbilt Commodores as a backup option. We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops.
Barry Odom has to win with talent evaluation
If Missouri wins big under Barry Odom, it will be because of talent identification and development, not top-10 recruiting. Early signs are promising.
Missouri was an underachiever in its first year post-Pinkel
Missouri underachieved its likely win total last year. That, uh, probably needs to change in 2017.
Ranking Missouri’s 2016 football games
Using fancy math to remember the best (and worst) Mizzou football games of 2016.
Former Missouri stars sign UDFA deals
A host of former Missourui Tigers signed UDFA deals quickly after the NFL draft ended.
From Zero (Star) To Hero: The Charles Harris Story
Charles Harris started playing football because a classmate called him weak. And now he’s a first-round pick.
“You can never have enough rushers.”
"You can never have enough rushers." That’s what a Miami executive said about drafting Missouri’s Charles Harris in the first round.
Charles Harris is a Miami Dolphin
Charles Harris is a Miami Dolphin. The Missouri defensive end was selected with 22nd pick in 2017 NFL draft.
Charles Harris: A true difference-maker
A two-star recruit turned probable first-round draft pick, Charles Harris definitely made his presence (and absence) felt with Missouri.
An early signing period helps schools like Missouri
An early signing period helps schools like Missouri
Former Tigers post impressive #s at Pro Day
Charles Harris, Aarion Penton, and other former Tigers impressed at Mizzou’s Pro Day on Thursday.
Charles Harris vs. Mizzou past and edge rushers present
How does the Tigers’ first-round hopeful stack up against other prospects like him?
Bring Back that ‘07 and ‘13 Feeling
How can MU duplicate the success of its recent vintage top-5 teams?
Penton, Augusta stand out at Shrine practice
Former Mizzou defenders Aarion Penton and Josh Augusta stood out at East-West Shrine Game practice on Tuesday.
RIP, East St. Louis pipeline
Greg Taylor, the first piece of Mizzou’s East St. Louis pipeline, is leaving the team, taking some hard feelings with him.
A tip of the hat to the Mizzou offense
Let us take a moment to marvel at just how much Missouri’s offense improved in 2016. The Tigers improved by 50+ spots in 14 key advanced statistical categories.
Expect more minutes for Willie Jackson
On Tiger Talk on Monday, Missouri head coach Kim Anderson suggested that freshman wing Willie Jackson might be getting more minutes soon. That’s a very good thing.
What questions will we be asking in 6 months?
In which we pose the questions people are asking already, but that will carry even more weight come June and July.
65 +19 + 10 = 85
Missouri plans to sign up to 29 players in its 2017 recruiting class. That means a decent amount of attrition from the current roster.
Marvin Zanders to transfer
On Thursday, Missouri backup quarterback Marvin Zanders announced his intention to transfer.
Everyone back on O, no one back on D
Tigers lean heavily on the H-back and can’t stop the run no matter what formation they tried.
$5 million away from a new south end zone
Missouri's athletic department received another $1 million donation to use for the Memorial Stadium south end zone facility renovation. The bid puts the Tigers within $5 million or so of their fundraising goal of $75 million.
Harris, Penton earn All-SEC honors
Missouri's Charles Harris and Aarion Penton were selected as all-conference performers by SEC coaches on Tuesday.
Odom plans no further assistant moves
Missouri's Barry Odom wants to retain some of the more aggressive features the Tigers' defense boasted over the last month of the season, and he wants to press forward with the staff he's already got on hand.
The rebuild of #DLineZou is underway
Missouri's defensive line imploded in 2016, but with a couple of weekend commitments from junior college prospects, the rebuild is underway.
JUCO defensive end commits to Missouri
New Mexico Military Institute’s Nate Anderson is the second JUCO defensive line commitment of the weekend for Barry Odom and Missouri.
JUCO DT commits to Mizzou
JUCO defensive tackle Rashad Brandon committed to Missouri over Ole Miss and Oklahoma on Saturday.