Happy Mizzou Day, Busch Stadium.
Gary Pinkel went to Bristol
And he brought some takes with him.
Gary Pinkel said no independents in @CFBPlayoff. "Give Notre Dame year to join a league. They don’t have independents in NFL"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 20, 2015
Mizzou’s Gary Pinkel: "It’s real important that all (Power 5) conferences have a championship game"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 20, 2015
Gary Pinkel, on SportsCenter live now: "I'm a process guy. It's boring, but I am."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Pinkel, on #DISRESPECT: "We've only been here four years. I think you've got to kind of earn your spurs a little bit."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Pinkel asked if he's thought about retiring: "You kiddin' me? I feel great. We've only just begun. Doesn't that sound like a song?"— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Mizzou Football 2015: https://t.co/AuGpgvRoSh— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Gary Pinkel called DGB after draft and told him he was proud, now has opp to reach goals, be a role model: "He is not a bad person."— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 20, 2015
Gary Pinkel live on Finebaum, with a cameo from Bryan Maggard. pic.twitter.com/cTIkbbHE2p— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Pinkel on Kentrell Brothers: "Very quick, very athletic. Talked to him last week, weighs about 235, 238..."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) July 20, 2015
Pinkel asked on @finebaum to name his best D-lineman at Mizzou. Mentions Aldon Smith, Sheldon Richardson. Can't settle on one.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 20, 2015
Pinkel goes with Steve Emtman as the best D-lineman he's coached outside of Mizzou.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 20, 2015
It's preview season
More Mohajir on Missouri: "I'm so excited that Missouri is coming, but I grew up in Kansas City ... "— Troy Schulte (@TroySchulteADG) July 20, 2015
Mohajir cont'd: "I don't look at Missouri the same way everybody else looks at Missouri."— Troy Schulte (@TroySchulteADG) July 20, 2015
Mohajir: "Everybody is looking at Missouri as that's our whole season. That's all anybody really wants to talk about. We've got 12 games."— Troy Schulte (@TroySchulteADG) July 20, 2015
I think Mohajir was trying to build up ASU's other games, rather than downgrade the Missouri game. Still, an interesting answer.— Troy Schulte (@TroySchulteADG) July 20, 2015
It's true Gill-Caesar's numbers took a hit after he hurt his back. He averaged 6.7 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 24.3 percent from the 3-point arc in 13 SEC games while missing three others because of the injury and two more while serving a suspension. But as of June, Gill-Caesar still hadn't gotten over the injury, and there was no way to know how it would affect him in his sophomore season.
Missouri has added more options on the wing by signing junior college transfer Martavian Payne and freshmen K.J. Walton and Cullen VanLeer as part of the 2015 recruiting class to go along with Clark, Tramaine Isabell and Namon Wright. It was Wright who was the Tigers' top scoring freshman in SEC play (7.9 ppg) and a more effective 3-point shooter than Gill-Caesar, making 38.8 percent of his long-range shots.
But it remains to be seen how much of an impact any of the newcomers has or whether one of the returners, particularly Wright, can grow enough to be a significant improvement over what Gill-Caesar was last season. Fulford, for one, believes that Payne and Walton should both be more adept than Gill-Caesar was at creating scoring chances for themselves or others because of their superior ball-handling skills.
Oh, and all hail your new basketball overlord, BST.
Heck of a typo
Part of me laughed, part died, when I saw three-word "error" on page 145 in ACC FB media guide unveiled today. Ouch. pic.twitter.com/WVAv64QQlp— David Glenn Show (@DavidGlennShow) July 20, 2015