Here's your regular reminder that Connor McGovern's Instagram account is basically just him lifting things.
Had a terrible day over head squatting but I parked that and had a great day front squatting hitting 200kilo/440.9lbs. Haven't done this much since my injury. Thank you too @kilosnotpounds for making great knee bandages. Knee sleeves always fall down on me and these stay up and keep my knees warm and compressed. #thepit #blurrlife
Thank you to everyone that allowed this to happen. This has been one of the goals in a long list since I have been at Mizzou. There's a lot of ppl to thank but especially Coach Ivey for allowing me to try it, always pushing me, and always spotting me when I think it's questionable but he knows I have it. This is reps 2-4 of 690 for 5 which comes out to 810 on the max chart. #blurrlife #schoolrecord
Getting my @brookewellss on and doing a @gridleague tester on this recovery Sunday. I was doing light weight oly lifting to pump the blood and was feeling good so I went a little heavier than planned. Happy Father's Day to @mac464 riding dirt bikes would have been more fun. Got to do our second favorite thing that we share though. #335 #blurrlife
The big move this offseason is McGovern to left tackle, though Ricker said in April he expected the senior to play there this fall. McGovern played left tackle in a few practices before spraining his MCL knee ligament, an injury that kept him off the field for the last few weeks of spring workouts. The knee appears to be in good shape heading into camp, considering McGovern broke the school’s squat record earlier this summer, lifting 690 pounds five times. [...]
"When you talk about left tackles, you think athletic, big, physical guys," quarterback Maty Mauk said. "I was sitting in the weight room the other day and eating a smoothie. Connor’s over there doing pull-ups. I look back again 45 seconds later and he’s still doing pull-ups. He’s doing at least 30 more than what I can do. It’s just things like that that show you how strong and athletic this guy is. … I expect him to break out."
PowerMizzou: Camp Preview: DE
The Big Battle
Anthony Sherrils vs. Cortland Browning
Browning's Lisfranc injury, suffered before the SEC Championship Game last year, set him back at the beginning of spring practice as he worked off the aftereffects of the injury and corrective surgery. If not for that, the senior might have had the starting strong safety slot sewn up by now.
But, while Browning was out, Sherrils continued the upward trajectory he's been on since coming back from that scary car accident before the 2013 season and played well with the 1s during spring ball, to the point that he and Browning shared the spot once Browning came back toward the end of the Tigers' 15 practices.
Now, Sherrils is on top of the depth. But how secure is that spot?
Chase at running back? Okay, sure!
The only running back in attendance this week, Keshawn Hill, was forced to leave Thursday’s practice because of a hamstring injury.
Without a clear-cut option to replace Hill, Chiefs coach Andy Reid turned to backup quarterback Chase Daniel.
Daniel, it turns out, was all too willing to fill in.
"Man, Coach Reid was just like ‘Hey, get on in there, let’s go,’" Daniel said, before cracking into a huge grin. "He knows how athletic I am, and knows I won’t mess up. I had no mental errors today. I was proud of myself."
No offense to Chase, but I'm betting this guy might be more of a running back prospect...
Deadspin: Cops Say Sheldon Richardson Raced Bentley 143 MPH, Refused To Pull Over
Post-Dispatch: NFL star Sheldon Richardson clocked at 143 mph in Bentley by O'Fallon, Mo., police
The Trib (David Morrison): Former MU star Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest, 4 other charges after alleged street-racing incident
ICYMI: Tobias Little
The expected size of this class has remained relatively consistent throughout this process. We're looking at a class right around 20 for the Tigers. The total number could go slightly above or slightly below that. We're holding at 19 right now, but if the right guy wants to commit, there could be a little bit more.
The only way the Tigers probably take another linebacker at this point in time is if it is a top of the wish list type of prospect. Would the Tigers make room for a Michael Divinity (the teammate of current commit Ca'Ron Baham)? What about Donta Evans, a similarly ranked Georgia linebacker to Little who has the Tigers in his top six?
"Molly did a great job," U.S. Coach Karch Kiraly said in a news release after the Grand Prix. "She’s one of the best learners on the team, has a great learning mind-set."
The 23-year-old Kreklow might wear the red, white and blue again later this summer. She’s on the preliminary roster for next month’s World Cup in Japan and will head to Orange County, Calif., on Sunday to resume training with the national team. Kiraly will trim his World Cup roster to 14 players, including two setters, next week.
"Hopefully, I can make that roster and then see what kind of happens from there," Kreklow said.
What could happen from there is a spot on the 2016 Olympic roster. Kreklow is trying to keep the possibility of competing for the U.S. in Rio de Janerio off her mind.