Tag Archives: MISSOURI

Big Missouri Welcome

29 Jan

With just days left to national signing day, Missouri fans made a highly sought after wide receiver recruit feel welcomed.

A game against Texas Tech that doesn’t necessarily get much attention, got a lot of attention this past Saturday. Star WR out of Hillcrest High in Missouri, Dorial Green-Beckham made a visit to Missouri, one of his final three schools.

Green-Beckham is the number one recruit by several scouting services. Gary Pinkel is starting to build a nice recruiting class.

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26 Jun

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Pac-12 TV Schedule

10 May

The Pac-12 has announced its 2011 nationally television schedule. The complete list of games, networks, and times are listed below.

Sat, Sept. 3: Minnesota at USC, 12:30 p.m. ABC
Fri, Sept. 9: Missouri at Arizona State, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Sat, Sept. 17: Texas at UCLA, 12:30 p.m. ABC
Sat, Sept. 17: Stanford at Arizona, 7:45 p.m. ESPN
Sat, Sept. 24: Oregon at Arizona, 7: 15 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sept. 24: USC at Arizona State, 7:15 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Thur, Oct. 6: California at Oregon, 6 p.m. ESPN
Thur, Oct. 13: USC at California, 6 p.m. ESPN
Sat, Oct. 15: TBD, 7: 15 p.m. ESPN
Thur, Oct. 20: UCLA at Arizona, 6 p.m. ESPN
Sat, Oct. 22: Washington at Stanford, 5 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 29: Stanford at USC, 5 p.m. ABC
Fri, Nov. 4: USC at Colorado, 6 p.m. ESPN2
Sat, Nov. 5: TBD, 12:30 p.m. ABC
Sat, Nov. 12: TBD, 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m., ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Nov. 19: TBD, 12:30 p.m. ABC
Sat, Nov. 19: USC at Oregon, 5 p.m. ABC
Fri, Nov. 25: California at Arizona State, 7:15 p.m. ESPN
Sat, Nov. 26: TBD, 12:30 p.m. ABC
Sat, Nov. 26: Notre Dame at Stanford, 5 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

Bowl Schedule & Preview

7 Dec

The full bowl schedule is out and most of the games seem to be great matchups. However, some of the bowl names are a little outrageous. Nevertheless, we will all enjoy the games. BCS games listed last. The complete list of the games are pictured below

Fiesta Bowl Preview

Holiday Bowl Preview

Outback Bowl Preview

Music City Bowl Preview

Insight Bowl Preview

Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview

Rose Bowl Preview

Alamo Bowl Preview

Capital One Bowl Preview

NCAA College Football Preview

29 Oct

The two games this weekend that everyone seems to be talking about is the Oregon Ducks vs. the University of Southern California Trojans and the Michigan State Spartans vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes. Personally, I think the most fascinating game of the weekend is the Michigan State vs. Iowa game because of the physicality of the Hawkeyes. Michigan State hasn’t faced a team this year that will play them as tough as Iowa will. This game will show how good Michigan State really is or not.

In addition, Oregon will really be tested by a talented USC team. Don’t be surprised to see this game closer than the experts suggest.

Check out the previews of the weekend’s most high stake games from CBSSports.com

NCAA College Football Rankings

25 Oct

The curse of being #1 has taken down another team once again. For the third consecutive week, the number one ranked college football team in the polls was upset. Missouri took down the then number one ranked Oklahoma Sooners.

This week’s #1 ranked team in the BCS is Auburn and Oregon in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
The Big East doesn’t have a ranked team.


NCAA College Football Preview

21 Oct

As with last week, this weekend we are in for a number of great college football games. I don’t think we will see such a big mix up in the polls as we did this week. However, lets look forward to some of these huge games. Our friends over at CBSSports.com have broken down many of this weekend’s key matchups. LSU vs. Auburn, Wisconsin vs. Iowa (personally I think this is the best game of the weekend), Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma vs. Missouri (this game is huge for Oklahoma as they are the #1 team in the BCS).

This Week’s NCAA Ranking

13 Sep

After a weekend of excellent and crazy games, the rankings are all mixed up.

Teams making their first appearance this season are Stanford (No. 19), Michigan (No. 22), Houston (No. 23), Cal (No. 24) and Missouri (No. 25)

USA Today Coaches’ Poll