Breckin Williams' Mizzou Network feature.
Williams was selected in the fourth round of the MLB draft yesterday, which probably means he's gone. Fourth is awfully high. Meanwhile, Sunday starter Peter Fairbanks was taken in the ninth.
The selections continue an impressive string for Tigers hurlers. Missouri has had at least one pitcher drafted for eight straight seasons and 12 of the last 13.
Thank you to the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for believing in me and thank you to everyone who has supported me! Thank you all!— Breckin Williams (@BreckinWilliams) June 9, 2015
Unreal feeling!! Couldn't be more excited to start this journey! #Rangers— Peter Fairbanks (@pete_37) June 9, 2015
And in case you're wondering about a certain Mizzou football signee...
Baseball America ranked Winnetonka HS OF Marquise Doherty the draft's No. 136th player. He wasn't taken in the first 10 rounds.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) June 9, 2015
http://t.co/0mrOPoV262 ranks Doherty the No. 16th-best player available heading into final day of the draft & the top OF prospect— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) June 9, 2015
It's Preview Season
Missouri at Georgia
Pivot point for: Both
From a sheer talent standpoint, the Bulldogs should win the SEC East if Mark Richt and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer select a serviceable quarterback. While Tennessee is the trendy non-Georgia pick, the bigger threat is probably Missouri, which has won the East for the past two seasons. The Tigers have the friendliest schedule in the SEC—their West opponents are Mississippi State and Arkansas, and they get Tennessee late when the Vols’ lack of depth is likely to become an issue—so they could afford to lose this game and still have a decent shot at winning the East. But a victory in Athens would give Mizzou a prohibitive advantage. Georgia, meanwhile, faces Alabama and Auburn from the West and plays Tennessee in Knoxville the week before this game. That’s a much tougher road, and it makes this a must-win matchup for the Bulldogs.
Missouri: Offensive line
When the Tigers struggled in 2014, particularly in their losses to Indiana and Georgia, the offensive line had a tough time. If the Tigers want to win the SEC East for a third season in a row and get back to Atlanta and have a shot at a playoff berth, those types of days can’t happen. Establishing a successor to second-round NFL draft pick Mitch Morse at left tackle is important, and coach Gary Pinkel said Connor McGovern is most likely to start the season there. The talented Evan Boehm will anchor the unit at center and returning offensive linemen do bring experience, with a combined 97 starts under their collective belt. It’s just a matter of finding the right combination.
I mean, I guess, but picking anything other than receiver is probably over-thinking...
Be sure to tune in around noon or 1pm today, when some other prospect inevitably commits...
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NCAAs begin on Wednesday
We're on the Instagrams
So I started setting up a Rock M Instagram account last night. Christened it with some of our favorite Bill Carter photos.
We'll be tinkering with uses for the account over the summer -- among other things, I'll be handing the keys to Taylor, our new Columbia editor -- but if you want to follow along, feel free.
Actually, that was terrible self-promotion, wasn't it ... FOLLOW ALONG, PLEASE.