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What would it take for Drew Lock to leave Missouri early?

What would it take for Drew Lock to leave Missouri early?

The Tigers’ junior would need to step up his efficiency to get in the class of early entry QBs When Drew Lock first signed with Missouri, you got the feeling that, with his size, arm strength and field sense, with his high-profile pedigree, maybe, just maybe, if everything went right, his stay in Columbia may only last three years before he fled for the NFL Draft. An extremely strong set of preseason scrimmages furthered that sense. And, when Coach Gary Pinkel and Co. made the decision not to redshirt Lock, it was basically 2018 NFL Draft, here we come! Then two losing seasons and a...
Rock M Nation Feb 23, 2017
Kevin Puryear’s rebounding has improved in 2017. His shooting? Not so much.

Kevin Puryear’s rebounding has improved in 2017. His shooting? Not so much.

The sophomore has had a rather confusing second season at Mizzou. Mizzou’s 2016-17 season isn’t quite over yet, but with only three regular season games to go, not much is going to change statistically at this point. I thought it would be interesting to begin looking at how the Tigers’ returning players have (or haven’t) developed this year. We’ll start with maybe the most confounding player from this season: Kevin Puryear. The sophomore from Blue Springs led Mizzou with 11.5 points per game as a freshman. He shot 49% on 2-pointers and 84% from the free throw line, and he pitched...
Rock M Nation Feb 23, 2017
Missouri tight end Kendall Blanton will miss spring practice with an ankle injury

Missouri tight end Kendall Blanton will miss spring practice with an ankle injury

Here are today’s Mizzou Links. More reps for the underclassmen! Junior-to-be Kendall Blanton, a potential starter for Missouri at tight end in 2017, will miss spring practice with an ankle injury. Blanton, a Blue Springs South graduate who will be a junior in the fall, underwent surgery last week to repair torn ligaments resulting from a sprained right ankle. He was spotted wearing a protective boot on the foot and walking with crutches Tuesday at the Tigers men’s basketball game against No. 11 Kentucky at Mizzou Arena. Blanton flashed some tantalizing talent as a sophomore last fall....
Rock M Nation Feb 22, 2017
Missouri needed 4 strong performances to beat Kentucky. The Tigers got 3.

Missouri needed 4 strong performances to beat Kentucky. The Tigers got 3.

Study Hall time. Your Trifecta: Phillips-Barnett-Walton. Unfortunately, almost all of Mizzou’s production came from those three. Kentucky 72, Missouri 62 Mizzou Kentucky Pace (No. of Possessions) 71.0 Points Per Possession (PPP) 0.87 1.01 Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.03 1.38 2-PT FG% 47.4% 55.9% 3-PT FG% 18.2% 27.8% FT% 60.9% 67.9% True Shooting % 44.2% 56.0% FTA/FGA 38.3% 53.8% Mizzou Kentucky Assists 4 10 Steals 5 2 Turnovers 9 17 Ball Control Index (BCI)(Assists + Steals) / TO 1.00 0.71 Mizzou Kentucky Expected Offensive...
Rock M Nation Feb 22, 2017
Mizzou Arena was Mizzou Arena again for one night, but Missouri still fell to Kentucky

Mizzou Arena was Mizzou Arena again for one night, but Missouri still fell to Kentucky

Here are today’s Mizzou Links. It’s been pretty easy to talk wistfully about days of yore, when Mizzou Arena actually had a pulse. Well, last night, Mizzou Arena had a damn pulse. From the opening tip, it felt different inside Mizzou Arena. It was the most charged atmosphere this building has seen in five years. It offered--if nothing else--a glimpse of what things can be like in Columbia if the Tigers drag themselves off the mat and back to respectability. Loudest Mizzou Arena has been in 3.5 years and it isn't even close— Ryan Rosburg (@RyRos44) February 22, 2017 It had...
Rock M Nation Feb 20, 2017
You win some, you lose some

You win some, you lose some

Here are today’s Mizzou Links. Over the weekend, Mizzou suffered a big loss. And then they snagged a big win. They occurred in different sports, but let’s not get hung up on semantics. Bad news first: the basketball team lost at Tennessee, 79-61. From the Post-Dispatch: The Tigers (7-19, 2-12) showed no signs of being the team that recorded quality wins recently over Vanderbilt and Arkansas, nor did they resemble the squad that had recent narrow losses to Texas A&M and Alabama. They didn’t reach double figures until the 8:37 mark of the first half and they also had a near-six-minute...
Rock M Nation Feb 19, 2017
Q: How would Missouri respond to a mid-week heartbreaker? A: Not well!

Q: How would Missouri respond to a mid-week heartbreaker? A: Not well!

Your Trifecta: Phillips-Nikko-VanLeer. Never say never, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s not likely Mizzou will be winning a game when Terrence Phillips, Reed Nikko, and Cullen VanLeer are its three best players. At least, not in 2016-17. Your Trifecta: x Tennessee 90, Missouri 70 Mizzou UT Pace (No. of Possessions) 71.5 Points Per Possession (PPP) 0.98 1.26 Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.40 1.55 2-PT FG% 44.8% 51.4% 3-PT FG% 33.3% 38.1% FT% 76.7% 75.7% True Shooting % 55.4% 60.6% FTA/FGA 60.0% 63.8% Mizzou ...
Rock M Nation Feb 16, 2017
K.J. Walton is playing well while getting the minutes he should’ve had all along

K.J. Walton is playing well while getting the minutes he should’ve had all along

Study Hall time. Your Trifecta: Walton-Puryear-Geist. Mizzou nearly won a game while getting 11 points on 3-for-14 shooting from Jordan Barnett and Terrence Phillips. I guess that’s something. Alabama 57, Missouri 54 Mizzou Alabama Pace (No. of Possessions) 59 Points Per Possession (PPP) 0.92 0.97 Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.08 1.08 2-PT FG% 41.9% 42.4% 3-PT FG% 21.1% 25.0% FT% 69.6% 66.7% True Shooting % 44.9% 45.8% FTA/FGA 46.0% 39.6% Mizzou Alabama Assists 6 7 Steals 7 5 Turnovers 9 11 Ball Control Index (BCI)(Assists + Steals) /...
Rock M Nation Feb 13, 2017
Hail Bieser! The Mizzou Baseball season preview

Hail Bieser! The Mizzou Baseball season preview

Steve Bieser brings a pro baseball mentality to Mizzou. @MizzouMade baseball coaching staff rockin the black and gold! #EarnYourStripes pic.twitter.com/VSxEcNa0uG— Lance Rhodes (@Lance_A_Rhodes) January 20, 2017 There’s a new head coach at Mizzou Baseball this season, and there’s one big question on the minds of fans and followers: Can Steve Bieser really turn the Missouri Tigers into a competitive SEC-worthy program? Maybe. Steve Bieser Thinks It’s virtually impossible to find a Steve Bieser interview online where he doesn't use the words “thinking”, “mentality”, and...
Rock M Nation Feb 13, 2017
Winning feels good, and Missouri may have figured out its best self

Winning feels good, and Missouri may have figured out its best self

Missouri has found a recipe for success, which is hopefully a good harbinger for the future. How about that? Mizzou has been playing well and winning games for like a week and a half now! Great, right? The cold reality of the season has withered slightly, with small levels of success and making us all feel slightly giddy about Mizzou basketball for the first time in a long time. With the Tigers winning games, there’s a slight return of this thing called hope that we’d long since forgotten about. It was about December 18 when the reality of the season crashed and burned for me. So how...
Rock M Nation Feb 12, 2017
Jordan Barnett and 3-point randomness powered Mizzou’s best win in a looooong time

Jordan Barnett and 3-point randomness powered Mizzou’s best win in a looooong time

Study Halling wins is so much more fun than Study Halling losses. Your Trifecta: Barnett-Puryear-VanLeer. It’s like cleaning off old grease and grime in a kitchen. Here’s the layer we were on a month ago! Now we’ve cleaned back to where we were the month before that! Mizzou began the season projected 163rd in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings. The Tigers immediately surged to 130th and had crept to 128th when NC Central came to town. From there, they fell to 157th, then 167th, then 178th, then 192nd. They wobbled back into the 180s, then plummeted to 197th in the “this team quit” game...
Rock M Nation Feb 10, 2017
Missouri vs. 4-star in-state prospects: How have the Tigers been doing?

Missouri vs. 4-star in-state prospects: How have the Tigers been doing?

The narrative has fully taken hold: From a recruiting perspective, the 2018 Missouri class is absolutely loaded. Goodness knows we’ve been writing about it, as have plenty of others. Been covering recruting for long, long time and having a hard time remembering a class as loaded as what 2018 looks like in Show Me State.— Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) January 31, 2017 To date, Mizzou has already offered 10 in-state prospects for the 2018 cycle, well more than it offered all of last year. And until reality intercedes, we will look at things from a “DREAM CLASS!!”...
Rock M Nation Feb 9, 2017
Jordan Barnett has been everything Mizzou could have hoped for (and it’s barely mattered)

Jordan Barnett has been everything Mizzou could have hoped for (and it’s barely mattered)

Your Trifecta: Barnett-Walton-Phillips. Jordan Barnett has played 14 games in a Missouri uniform. He is averaging 12.4 points per game on 44% field goal shooting, he’s making 76% of his free throws (best among those with at least 15 attempts), he’s grabbing 6.1 rebounds per game, and he’s averaging 1.2 combined steals and blocks. And after beginning his season 8-for-37 on 3-pointers (22%), he has since gone 13-for-36 (36%). Barnett has been everything Mizzou fans could have hoped for, someone you could see challenging for all-conference status as a senior in 2017-18. Mizzou is 1-13 in...
Rock M Nation Feb 9, 2017
It’s been 1,108 days since Missouri’s last road win (but the Tigers played pretty well last night)

It’s been 1,108 days since Missouri’s last road win (but the Tigers played pretty well last night)

Here are today’s Mizzou Links. There’s not a lot of use for moral victories when you’re 6-17, but Mizzou acquitted itself pretty well in College Station last night. The Tigers still lost by three, of course, and have now lost 32 consecutive road games. A lot has happened since that 2014 win in Fayetteville. Last time Missouri won a road game "Ride Along" was No. 1 at the box office. "Ride Along 3" is currently in production.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 9, 2017 That was just piling on.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 9, 2017 When your last road loss was a...
Rock M Nation Feb 7, 2017
PODCAST: Odom’s first recruiting class was fine, 2018 will define him

PODCAST: Odom’s first recruiting class was fine, 2018 will define him

Reactions to Missouri’s 2017 recruiting class Well hello there - haven’t heard from us in a while. But Dan, David and Oscar reconvene to give their opinions on Barry Odom’s first complete recruiting class as head coach for the Missouri Tigers. Also, shoutout to Blake Toppmeyer at the Tribune for his coverage. We talk about Jafar Armstrong and Elijah Gardiner flipping to Notre Dame and Ohio State, the last minute run on defensive lineman including Walter Palmore, Malik Young, Caleb Sampson and Kobie Whiteside, and give our thoughts on the sleepers and biggest misses of this...
Rock M Nation Feb 7, 2017
Who’s your favorite 2017 Missouri signee? Tyree Gillespie might deserve a few votes.

Who’s your favorite 2017 Missouri signee? Tyree Gillespie might deserve a few votes.

Here are today’s Mizzou Links. We’re at a strange spot on the calendar at the moment. The 2017 football recruiting cycle is over, and we’re slowly switching gears to spring sports and (gulp) basketball coaching change season. But in the meantime, football recruiting remains a primary topic as the calendar flips from 2017 to 2018. 2017 Back in December, I wrote about talent evaluation being the key to future Mizzou success, and I pointed to late 2016 gets like Damarea Crockett and Dimetrios Mason as proof of both concept and hope. The Mizzou staff seems pretty excited about this...
Rock M Nation Feb 3, 2017
Missouri hires Brian Odom as outside linebackers coach

Missouri hires Brian Odom as outside linebackers coach

That name sounds familiar. Missouri was in need of a full-time assistant following the departure of cornerbacks coach Greg Brown to Auburn earlier this offseason. With National Signing Day in the rear view, it was time to unveil Brown’s replacement. And his name sounds awfully familiar. Mizzou Football Head Coach Barry Odom has filled out his coaching staff, and will be joined by his younger brother, Brian Odom, who will serve as outside linebackers coach for Mizzou. Ryan Walters, Mizzou's co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach, will now coach all defensive backs moving...
Rock M Nation Feb 2, 2017
Where are Missouri’s football recruits coming from?

Where are Missouri’s football recruits coming from?

National Signing Day has come and gone, and college football fans everywhere are welcoming a new class of young athletes to their respective universities. As for our beloved Mizzou Tigers, much has been made in the past few years about not only what kind of talent the program is attracting, but where the talent is coming from. Gary Pinkel undoubtedly shifted his recruiting focus to the southeast with the move to the SEC, leaving some fans disappointed with a seeming lack of effort in Texas. Since Barry Odom took the helm, the narrative has been that that Mizzou would like to get back to...
Rock M Nation Feb 1, 2017
JUCO All-American defensive tackle Malik Young chooses Missouri over Florida, others

JUCO All-American defensive tackle Malik Young chooses Missouri over Florida, others

Malik Young, a JUCO All-American and teammate of Mizzou signee Walter Palmore, committed to the Tigers late on National Signing Day. Mizzou fended off the advances of Florida and others to secure Young’s commitment. It's official signed to Missouri!#TWINTOWERS @JuCoFootballACE @JUCOFFrenzy @walterpalmore96 pic.twitter.com/MOHLJRTlxQ— Malik Young (@Young4Malik) February 2, 2017 Young’s size and highlight film suggest a smaller, quicker option on the interior — he spent a good portion of 2015 lined up at end, in fact. He is the fifth defensive tackle (and the third JUCO) Mizzou...
Rock M Nation Feb 1, 2017
National Signing Day 2017: Linebacker Aubrey Miller signs with Missouri

National Signing Day 2017: Linebacker Aubrey Miller signs with Missouri

Aubrey Miller is officially a Tiger. The MIZZOU FAMILY adds the other BASH BRO to the family! SEC RB's be on alert for this LB! Welcome @aubmiller126 to #ShowMe17 #Hitter pic.twitter.com/Oq2v8zs6f4— ShowMe17 (@MizzouShowMe17) February 1, 2017 #ShowMe LB Aubrey Miller (Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven), officially signed with #Mizzou! #MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️ pic.twitter.com/WLYLbPEhO0— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) February 1, 2017 A field general at LB, Aubrey brings an electric, hard-hitting game to Mizzou. Check out his highlights to see why:#MIZ #ShowMe17 ✍️...

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