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@VictorCoile Scout Recruiting Rankings do not provide the whole picture. Gary Pinkel never had an abundance of blue chip talent, but has done an excellent job of retaining players and developing them into great football players. Only Alabama and Florida have more first round draft picks than Missouri. Additionally, Coach Pinkel frequently puts two and three star high school athletes in the NFL.
4 months ago on SEC Game Previews – 11/1/13
Mizzou's Chase Abbington is going the Juco route, unfortunately .
7 months, 2 weeks ago on SEC Team-By-Team Preview: Eastern Division
Just as a FYI, Sheldon Richardson was a 5 star coming out of high school, went to Juco and came out of Juco as a 4 star. Not that the distinction is important for the purposes of this article.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on SEC Recruiting Notebook: Stars Shine During Draft’s First Night
Nice Try! Below
is a rundown of attendance figures for all 14 SEC schools in 2012:
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Final SEC Spring Game Attendance Numbers Are Out
I have a feeling we will be reading about an Ole Miss recruiting scandal in a few years from now.
11 months ago on Another Day, Another Scandal: Claims About Auburn’s Program, Florida’s Coach Bring Fresh Headaches To SEC
I keep reading about how Mizzou isn't ready for the SEC yet. I think we need to put this season into perspective. We lost against two top 10 teams, one of them on the road. Granted, the SEC if full of highly ranked teams, but it isn't accurate to judge our SEC worthiness on those two games alone. I don't think anyone was arguing that Mizzou belonged in the Top 10.
1 year, 5 months ago on USC's Spurrier Says "Time Will Tell" With Mizzou
@John at MrSEC @MoKelly1 If you haven't noticed already, Mizzou fans might just have as much of a chip on their shoulder as their old coach.
1 year, 7 months ago on Missouri's Pinkel At The Podium - 7/17/12
I think Pinkle does have a chip on his shoulder with regards to how Mizzou will handle the new pressures of the SEC, but I think it is intentional. I think he does it in part to instill that mentality in the players. For a while (I'm talking 40+ years) Mizzou fans and players have had a "we can't beat that team" mentalty when facing powerhouses. The Oklahomas of the world and the Nebraskas and the Texans would come in and no one really believed we would win. Getting beat up on by Oklahoma and Nebraska for going on 100 years can cause a bit of a complex. Needless to say Pinkle came in and fought that mentality. It wasn't until a few seasons ago that it seemed that our fans and players truely believed we belonged on the same field as an Oklahoma and Texas. In '07 when Mizzou was the #1 team in the nation we still didn't really believe we were an Oklahoma caliber team. That season was a step in the right direction and Pinkle has carried it forward. You can't hope to compete with teams that you are "in awe" of. That being said, Pinkle's position is for the players and the Missouri fans. If fans and players are busy trying to get Alabama's and Georgia's autorgraphs at half-time, there is no chance for victory.
1 year, 7 months ago on Call It What You Want, Mizzou’s Pinkel Has Got A Chip On His Shoulder
The whole "The Zou" thing is a recent phenomenon that the staff has really gotten into using. They even put it up on the stadium. A "old-new" tradition.
St. Louis has all the pro's of being smack in the middle of three major conferences and none of the cons of playing outdoors in December/January. I could see a lot of interest in an SEC tie in with the Big 12. Year after year the Big 12 seems to be #2 in rank behind the SEC in conference strength so it is only natural that these two leagues play each other more than just in the Cotton Bowl.
1 year, 10 months ago on St. Louis Group Talks New SEC-Big Ten Bowl Game
1 year, 10 months ago on A&M Joins Mizzou With Bad Rap Video
By the looks of the video below it looks like "white people" rap videos are not new to the SEC. I can't decide if its worse when a college student does it or grown adults.
@John at MrSEC Listing Mizzou as a potential target is not indicative of being "pro-Missouri." It simply means that you guys understood the forces behind conference expansion, rather than focusing on "cultural fit." I will say I enjoy this site, however. When do Missouri and TAMU get a tab at the top?
1 year, 10 months ago on Mizzou “Wants To Grab A Little Piece Of What Oregon Has Done” Uniform-wise… Ugh
The block M helmets date back the worst decade in Mizzou football history, the 1970's. Before that we had numbers on the helmets. I honestly think these are being hyped up to be crazier than they actually are. Gary Pinkle is very conservative and old school, he isn't going to go nuts with the uniforms. Watching the video of the equipment manager he said on a scale of 1 to 10, with Oregon's uniforms being a 10, the new uniforms would be at around a 6. He also considered our past uniforms to be at around a 3. People will definitely be upset, but it's hard to stick to the old traditional route when you uproot after over 100 years in a conference to join another. A change in conference has provided an excellent opportunity to rebrand the program. That kind of opportunity rarely comes along in a program's history. I am glad that Mizzou is taking the steps to capitalize on it.
@MJWilliamson It's much harder to fire a president.
1 year, 11 months ago on Writer: Dollars Could Save Petrino
Uniforms do not win National Championships, but they help convince impressionable 18 year olds to play for your team. Critizice Oregon's uniforms all you want, but their recent success on the field is in large part to their innovative style and approach. That, plus a ton of Nike money.
1 year, 12 months ago on Pinkel Expects Backlash From Nike-fication At Mizzou
Something tells me that recruits want to go to Alabama and LSU for more than just the traditional uniforms. Might be the national titles? I think it will be interesting to see how it plays out. From what I can tell Arkansas and Mizzou recruit pretty much the same kind of high school player. Both have strong ties to Texas recruiting and Arkansas has attempted to make some moves in the state of Missouri as well.
I am a Mizzou fan, but I am still a realist. We do have a winning record against the SEC, but as hard of a pill as it is to swallow, we don't have any national titles or BCS appearances. So when I say sparce, I am looking at the overall picture. Not to say that this decade and the 1960's wern't great times to be a Mizzou fan. I think we are lucky to be living in arguably the best and most exciting era of Tiger football.