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Today is the first day of Missouri's 2015 football preseason

Happy New (Football) Year Mizzou fans. Fall camp begins today at 3:45 pm CT. Here are your links.

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What's On

#MizzouMade: The Family

This is another great video from Mizzou Network. Evan Boehm, Maty Mauk and others talk about the strong bond formed between Mizzou players and coaches.

The Search for Respect: Season 4

Another season, another quest for respect awaits MU football team - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

If the Tigers win the East again this season, they’ll become one of only three teams to three-peat as division champions since the league split into halves in 1992, following Florida (1992-96) and Alabama (1992-94). In the SEC, only Alabama has matched Missouri in conference (14) and overall (23) wins the past two years.

Missouri ranks No. 20 in SI's preseason college football Top 25 - College Football -

Still, Mizzou brings back six starters on defense, including a strong secondary and linebacking corps—though it remains to be seen how much of that perception is a result of aggressive D-line play a year ago—and there’s not likely to be much adjustment under new coordinator Barry Odom, who was a member of the staff in Columbia from 2003 to ’11.

Camp preview: Missouri’s offensive line seeks consistency | The Kansas City Star

Boehm said penalties, especially the 24 false starts, were a thorn in the Tigers’ side, but that’s why the offseason has been about accountability. "We had too many false starts, way too many false starts," Boehm said. "The thing is, that’s on us as an offensive line. We need to get better at that. We’re punishing ourselves now. If somebody sees somebody even flinch, we’re calling each other out."

For those who can't read the tweet, listening to Gary Pinkel on the KTGR Big Show yesterday I couldn't help but notice that when asked about the running backs he listed Russell Hansbrough, Ish Witter and then Morgan Steward. Specifically he spoke about how in the past month things seem to have really come along for the injured running back and that, in Pinkel's estimation, Steward was one of the most talented backs he's seen. Just some more positive news for this fall.

ESPN Links

ESPN's Greg McElroy gives his "level of confidence" on "Will Bama, Mizzou return to SEC title game?"

And here's McElroy fielding calls on Paul Finebaum's show (it's the first call so you don't have to listen to Bob from Tennessee complain about Volunteers):

McElroy really praises Harold Brantley and says his loss is probably the loss of one of the premiere defensive tackles in the SEC.

I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that I was reminded to check ESPN for Mizzou news because of another entry in #MizzouGrates:

As always, we here at Rock M Nation love to collect these typos as part of our ongoing "Mizzou Grates" series so if you see one, take a picture and hit us up on twitter :)

Golden Tickets

2016 OL commit Trystan Castillo, the first commit of this recruiting cycle, also gives us our first peek at what it's like to receive an official offer to play football at the University of Missouri

So of course I made a vector image for everyone to play with