1 day to Tennessee.
Your list of Senior Night honorees:
"I refuse to think about it," Pinkel said on the weekly Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference Wednesday. "I'm just not. Obviously what I care about is winning this football game and playing well. If my emotions run away with me, I'm going to have to use the mental toughness techniques that I teach my players to get myself focused.
"We have 21 seniors that, certainly, they've invested their life in Mizzou football and getting their education. That's where, really, my thoughts go first. Certainly before me."
For Boehm, who plays his final home game Saturday against Tennessee (6-4, 3-3), a season he never envisioned finally delivered something to celebrate. [...]
"I don’t know that he should have played, honestly," offensive line coach A.J. Ricker said. "He battled through it. You weren’t going to tell Evan he wasn’t going to play."
After watching Boehm shuffle around on his bad leg at Arkansas State, Royce made a suggestion.
"I said, ‘You know what, Evan’ – and I probably shouldn’t have said it — ‘don’t chase the record. Take care of your ankle,’" Royce recalled. "I tell you what, that was the wrong thing to say to him. He was like, ‘I’m going to prove your (rear) wrong.’ The kid sucked it up and played through the pain."
PM: Finally, if you were Missouri's DC, how would you defend the Vols?
PF: When Tennessee has the ball, it's all about stopping the run and keeping Dobbs bottled up. And, I wouldn't be afraid to send eight guys routinely. This is where Tennessee struggles because they haven't consistently beaten people with deep balls or even on slants, etc. I would make Tennessee pass it to beat me.
So KOMU is now saying that it's going to be around 32 degrees at kickoff. Yikes. Hoodies and kleenexes will both be requirements.
It's been 7 days since Pinkel's announcement
Do we have a coach yet?
If Rhoades could get either of those two, who could blame him? If not, before scouring the Mid-American Conference or wherever else for the next Pinkel, he should look at the guy hand-picked by Pinkel.
Rhoades wouldn’t be fighting off any other Power 5 conference athletic directors for Odom. He has never been a college head coach, but he probably will be next year. His work as a defensive coordinator this season speaks for itself. Some great coordinators are savants in their little corner of the football world but don’t have the administrative skills to succeed as a head coach. I think Odom is the opposite of that. He is organized and driven.