Mizzou daily links, or in this case weekly, is back and it has been long overdue. You can blame the Royals for that. But, now that Mizzou is officially in the SEC, there is a lot of cool things going on, especially with fall camp just around the corner.
In case you missed it, here are the links from the week:
Mizzou Network: Complete Look at Faurot Facelift
The biggest news for Mizzou football came earlier this week when backup quarterback Ashton Glaser transferred to Missouri State, will he will likely start right away in 2012. Glaser, who has never risen above third on the depth chart, will also be closer to hometown Springdale, Ark.
This is not really a shock. Glaser, barring unforeseen roster turnover and injuries, he would have never seen any significant playing time. I’m surprised this has not happened sooner.
QB No. 1 James “Frank the Tank” Franklin
The Trib: James Franklin named to Maxwell Award watch list
Post-Dispatch: James Franklin throwing, still on track
The Trib (Dave Matter): Tiger cubs get their numbers
77 Evan Boehm Offensive Lineman 6-3/290 FR Lee’s Summit, Mo. West
11 Torey Boozer Linebacker 6-3/210 FR Everman, Texas Everman
90 Harold Brantley Defensive Lineman 6-2/280 FR Hershey, Pa. Hershey
16 Levi Copelin Wide Receiver 6-2/180 FR Broken Arrow, Okla. Broken Arrow
80 Sean Culkin Tight End 6-5/225 FR Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. Christian
13 John Gibson Defensive Back 5-10/175 FR Missouri City, Texas Marshall
33 Markus Golden Linebacker 6-3/250 JR St. Louis, Mo. Hutchinson CC
15 Dorial Green-Beckham Wide Receiver 6-6/220 FR Springfield, Mo. Hillcrest
32 Russell Hansbrough Tailback 5-9/180 FR Arlington, Texas Bowie
95 Rickey Hatley Defensive Lineman 6-4/245 FR Atlanta, Texas Atlanta
82 Brandon Holifield Tight End 6-5/215 FR Tallahassee, Fla. Godby
7 Maty Mauk Quarterback 6-2/200 FR Kenton, Ohio Kenton
41 Donavin Newsom Linebacker 6-2/220 FR St. Louis, Mo. Parkway North
58 Michael Scherer Linebacker 6-2/230 FR St. Louis, Mo. Country Day
36 Morgan Steward Tailback 5-11/185 FR Kansas City, Mo. Staley
29 Ka’Ra Stewart Defensive Back 5-10/190 FR O’Fallon, Mo. O’Fallon
19 Chaston Ward Defensive Back 6-1/185 FR Cleburne, Texas Cleburne
76 Jordan Williams Offensive Lineman 6-4/270 FR Denton, Texas Ryan
50 Evan Winston Defensive Lineman 6-3/270 FR Muskegon Heights, Mich. Muskegon Heights
KC Star: An inside look at athletic budget growth at KU, K-State and MU
KC Star: The bill is already coming due for Missouri’s move to the SEC
When the fiscal year ended June 30, Missouri did not receive its $12.4 million share from the Big 12 as an exit penalty for leaving the conference. With its first SEC check not set to come until next summer, that revenue shortfall means the MU athletic department won’t be able to pay all of its $65 million in expenses.
Instead, the university will cover the debt and the athletic department will pay back the school starting in 2016. Alden likened the situation to a bank providing a customer overdraft protection.
“Mizzou knows we’ll have an overdraft this year … and they’ll make sure all the bills are all covered,” he said. “But we’re going to start having to pay them back in three years.”
Alden said he is confident the athletic department will be able to pay the money back in time. MU is set to receive upwards of $20 million in its first year in the SEC.
“Nebraska had to do the same thing, Colorado had to do the same thing,” Alden said of other schools who changed conferences and borrowed money. “West Virginia is going to have to do the same thing.”
Post-Dispatch: Expect a lot of MU football on TV this season
And The Valley Shook: Mizzou and the Cultural Fit
ESPN.com (SEC Blog): Ranking the SEC wide receivers
The Trib: Barry Odom leaves comfort of MU to overhaul Memphis defense
The Missourian: No guarantees for those hoping to walk on to Missouri football team
Mizzou Network: Jeremy Maclin, Kevin Rutland & Chase Coffman together at Zo Williams’ Camp
SB Nation (Kansas City): Aldon Smith Stabbing: Detectives Looking For Witnesses
EA Sports NCAA ‘13
Rock M Nation: Which Heisman winners have most what-if potential at Mizzou?
Team Speed Kills: Four Is Enough: Why The New College Football Playoff’s Bracket Is The Right Size
Huntsville Times: Nick Saban gives thumbs-up to new playoff system
SB Nation (Jason Kirk): The Worst ‘NCAA Football 13′ Simulated Season Ever
The Trib: Alex Oriakhi brings championship experience to Tigers
Mizzou Network: Mike Dixon Ready for ’12-’13
LA Times: Lakers assistant Quin Snyder accepts same job with CSKA Moscow
CBS Sports: Bowers breaks down Mizzou transfers
PowerMizzou: Where are they now: Paul O’Liney
[Paul] O’Liney hasn’t forgotten about the Tigers, either. With the move to the Southeastern Conference, his former program has joined his geographical territory, which means he’ll get to attend Missouri games in person against LSU and rib his various family members who work at the school. Best of all, he’ll get to share it with the little girl that has nobody else but him.
“I’m gonna take my daughter to all the games,” O’Liney said. “I can’t wait.”
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Begins Pre-Europe Workouts
Mizzou Network: Early Look at ’12-’13 Hoops
The Trib: MU Olympic sports get boost in competition
SimmonsField.com: SEC Fan’s Guide to Mizzou Baseball: Why “MIZZOU”?
And The Valley Shook: SEC New Member Instructional Guide
KC Star: KU-MU rivalry spills over to store opening in Columbia
We Are Kansas City, MISSOURI
Arrowhead Pride: “Who Knew Kansas City Was In Missouri?” And Other Tweets From The HR Derby
The Missourian: Missouri players Thomas, Taylor help USA win softball World Cup
Mizzou Women’s Golf
MUtigers.com: Gallagher named to NGCA All-American Scholar Team
The Trib: Former MU wrestler Woodley gets MMA title shot
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Volleyball Adds Taylor Simpson to 2012 Roster
The Mizzou volleyball program landed a heralded recruit this week as Taylor Simpson, a 6-3 outside hitter from Colorado Springs, has committed to play with the Tigers during the 2012 season. Simpson was the No. 9 recruit nationally in 2010 according to PrepVolleyball.com, marking the top prospect ever to commit to play at Mizzou. She is eligible to play immediately, beginning in the fall of 2012.
Simpson most recently played volleyball at the University of Nebraska during the 2011 season as she played in 34 sets in 12 matches, tallying 13 kills and nine blocks. Simpson transferred from Nebraska to Florida State before committing to Mizzou last week. [...]
Coming out of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Simpson earned plenty of accolades nationally. After being ranked No. 9 by PrepVolleyball.com, Simpson was selected as an Under Armour All-American in 2010 and was an ESPN RISE Volleyball All-America honorable mention selection.
Mizzou Network: Ian Kinsler at the All-Star Game
SimmonsField.com: 2013 MU Baseball Recruit: Breckin Williams, OF/SS/RHP
MUtigers.com: 2013 Mizzou Baseball Recruit: RHP/IF Jace Rock James
What about playing against the higher competition in the SEC? I made my commitment before they came to the SEC. When I heard that, I was fine with that. the reason I wanted to play for the Big 12 because that was a great conference and the reason I chose Mizzou is because its close to home. And now that they’re going to the SEC its a better conference and I’m going to be playing against better opponents and its just a great opportunity for me to get better.
What do you say to people when they ask how you could turn down all that money? I tell them that I believe in myself and in what I’m doing and what Missouri’s going to do for me, and I’m going to walk away with a lot more money than that in three year?
Can we safely say there’s a zero per cent chance a surprise is going to come up before the deadline? Is it a done deal? Done deal.