MISSOURI TIGERS NEWS

Report: Hugh Freeze not expected to work in SEC next season

Hugh Freeze reportedly could find it hard to find work in the SEC before next season. On Monday, Power Mizzou’s Gabe DeArmond used Twitter to report that the former Ole Miss coach “is not in play” to become Missouri’s offensive coordinator. Tigers coach Barry Odom is looking to fill the role after Josh Heupel left to become UCF’s coach. But more interestingly, DeArmond added that...
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5 hours ago

How early signing period could have affected previous Missouri recruits

From Dec. 20 through Dec. 22, high school players will be able to sign National Letters of Intent with college programs during the early signing period. It’s the first time high school football players will be able to sign with schools prior to National Signing Day, held on the first Wednesday of February. While the future effects of the first early signing period are unknown, we...
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6 hours ago

Missouri offensive linemen laughed after learning assistant Glen Elarbee left for UCF

Apparently, Missouri offensive linemen used laughter when reacting to the departure of offensive line coach Glen Elarbee. Last Tuesday, UCF announced that Tigers offensive coordinator Josh Heupel had become the program’s next coach. Shortly after, it was learned that Elarbee chose to follow Heupel to Orlando. The move seemed to catch Missouri offensive linemen somewhat off-guard...
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6 hours ago

Will Pooka Williams sign with Kansas on Dec. 20? If not, then what’s next?

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. In this edition, we discuss Louisiana’s most prolific athlete, Pooka Williams, who is still undecided about whether he’ll sign his letter of intent with Kansas on Dec. 20. If not, it should open the door for other programs such as LSU. Will Pooka Williams...
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8 hours ago

Missouri’s Drew Lock says Josh Heupel’s departure won’t impact NFL decision

If Missouri quarterback Drew Lock decides leave Missouri, it won’t be because his offensive coordinator departed first. Lock, who could forego his senior season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch Sunday that former Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Heupel’s choice to leave Columbia won’t impact his NFL decision. “At the beginning,” Lock told Dave Matter...
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19 hours ago

Missouri WR J’Mon Moore on Josh Heupel’s departure: ‘It’s kind of like a slap in the face’

Few players have been as intertwined with the Mizzou offense over the past four seasons as J’Mon Moore. While former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was only there two years, it’s only natural for Moore to have a strong reaction. It sounds like Moore wants to give his former coach the benefit of the doubt, but it’s also tough to grasp the ‘why’ when a coach who builds a strong...
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22 hours ago

3-star WR reaffirms commitment to Mizzou

Recruiting can be a fickel game of back and forth between a recruit and a school. Mizzou can breathe at least a little easier knowing at least one recruit will almost surely put their name on the dotted line during the early signing period. Jalen Knox, who committed to Mizzou back in June, had this to say about his word to the Tigers. pic.twitter.com/idz9IoAhpb — Jalen Knox (@JalenKnox9_...
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22 hours ago

Missouri coach Barry Odom gets contract extension

It looks Barry Odom’s 2017 turnaround has netted him some more job security at Missouri. Odom has received a two-year extension after his team went 7-5 this season and ended the season on a 6-game winning streak. The Tigers will take on Texas in the Texas Bowl in Dallas. Odom did not receive a raise however. Added in the contract is that if ticket revenue from Missouri home games...
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2 days ago

Missouri HC Barry Odom promotes Ryan Walters to defensive coordinator

Missouri will have a full-time defensive coordinator again next season as head coach Barry Odom has announced that Ryan Walters, the Tigers secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator in 2017, has been promoted, per Dave Matter. Walters will take the place of DeMontie Cross, who was stripped of his play-calling duties halfway through this season by Odom after the Missouri defense...
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2 days ago

Missouri guard C.J. Roberts to transfer out of Tigers program

C.J. Roberts, a guard for the Missouri basketball team, has decided to transfer out of the Tigers program. Roberts, a freshman who the Missouri coaching staff planned on redshirting this season, committed to the Tigers back before current head coach Cuonzo Martin took the job. Martin released a statement on Roberts’ intentions to transfer: C.J. Roberts will transfer from the Mizzou...
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3 days ago

WATCH: Former Auburn walk-on Patrick Keim receives scholarship after Tigers victory

These videos will never get old! Patrick Keim has become somewhat of a fan favorite as a member of the Auburn basketball team, seeing his minutes dwindle down the last two years from 2015-16, when the former walk-on played 6.6 minutes a game. Known for giving everything he has on the court, Keim has earned respect from his teammates, coaches, and Tigers fans. That was ultimately...
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4 days ago

Mizzou locks down commitment from 3-star corner in 2018 class

Mizzou added some pass defense to its 2018 class on Tuesday. 3-star corner Chris Mills tweeted out his commitment to the Tigers. ‼️ #ShowMe #MIZ pic.twitter.com/T850xYc156 — Chris Mills¹⁷ (@ChrisMills_17) December 5, 2017 Mills had a number of offers to choose from including Virginia, Arizona, BYU, Houston and Michigan State. The Converse, Tex. native stands 6-foot-0 and 185 pounds...
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5 days ago

25 bold sports predictions for 2018

If 2017 proved anything, it is that literally anything is possible in the world of sports. While there will be some happenings that occur that no one can predict, there are a few things that we can at least forecast as transpiring on the horizon in the new year. Ready or not, here are 25 events that could come to pass in what is sure to be wild year of sports in 2018.
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Several Missouri players react to offensive coordinator Josh Heupel being hired by UCF

The news that Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was leaving the school to become the head coach at Central Florida seemingly came out of nowhere, and it’s certainly caught a few Mizzou players and a few recruits by surprise. On Tuesday morning, the Knights announced that Heupel would succeed Scott Frost at the last remaining undefeated FBS team, and that wasn’t long before...
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6 days ago

Report: Missouri OC Josh Heupel named next coach at UCF

Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel reportedly has been named UCF’s coach. On Tuesday, college football insider Brett McMurphy reported the news on Twitter. Heupel replaces Scott Frost, who was named Nebraska’s coach Sunday. Heupel was Missouri’s offensive coordinator during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Tigers are 7-5 this year and slotted to play Texas in the Texas Bowl...
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6 days ago

Auburn football podcast: Tigers have chance to get it right in Atlanta

Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. On the show Monday, Blackerby is joined by Noah Gardner of ESPN 106.7, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Auburn, Ala. On episode 81, the experts discuss the SEC Championship Game, where Auburn fell to Georgia 28-7. Gardner and Blackerby talk about what went wrong Saturday in Atlanta...
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7 days ago

Ed Orgeron going in-home with 5-star QB

Ed Orgeron is spending a good chunk of this Monday in Northern Louisiana. Among his first stops with the Tigers’ top quarterback target in the Class of 2018. Orgeron, along with area recruiter and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger, are going in-home with 5-star quarterback Justin Rogers on Monday, he tells SEC Country. Rogers, who officially visited LSU on Nov. 25 weekend for the...
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7 days ago

LSU football podcast: Tigers will crush Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl

LSU football is the No. 1 topic of discussion every day on SEC Country’s One Team, One Podcast. Host Carter ‘The Power” Bryant shares why he believes the Tigers will hammer down on Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl on January 1st in Orlando. Also, Bryant shares some thoughts on the biggest differences between LSU and the Fighting Irish, the final College Football Playoff Top 4, what...
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7 days ago

Missouri football: Tigers to play Texas in 2017 Texas Bowl

Missouri ended its season smoking hot, on a six-game win streak. They’ll look to carry that momentum forward in the 2017 Texas Bowl on December 27 against their former Big 12 foe, the Texas Longhorns, as reported by Brett McMurphy: After a dismal start to their season (Mizzou started 1-5, with some embarrassing blowout losses), it’s still a bit of a shock to see the Tigers going...
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8 days ago

Missouri adds commitment from in-state 2018 WR Dominic Gicinto

Getting an offer from the in-state program you grew up rooting for is not something many high school football players get to experience. But that’s exactly the scenario Kansas City-area wide receiver Dominic Gicinto found himself in with Missouri. Understandably, Gicinto did not wait long to jump on that offer, and tweeted out his commitment to Barry Odom’s program on Sunday afternoon...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Gus Malzahn: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re back in this moment next year’

Gus Malzahn’s team had a great season, but the Tigers couldn’t quite get into the College Football Playoff as Auburn lost to Georgia 28-7. Afterwards, amid talk of him potentially to taking the Arkansas job, Malzahn gave a very optimistic outlook on next year’s Auburn team. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re back in this moment next year,” Malzahn said. Auburn should bring back a...
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8 days ago

LOOK: Auburn fans are incredibly sad as Georgia pummels the Tigers

Auburn fans are really bummed out with how things are going in the SEC Championship game. After jumping out to an early lead, the team has completely fallen apart and now trails 28-7. The Tigers have given up the last 28 points in the game and it has looked as noncompetitive as the first game was. Naturally there a number of bummed out Auburn fans in the stands of Mercedes-Benz Stadium...
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8 days ago

Missouri to get official visit from Tennessee commit Adrian Martinez

Things are looking up for Missouri. The Tigers finished the regular season with six straight wins to reach bowl eligibility at 7-5, and it seems their success will be rewarded with an official visit from 4-star QB Adrian Martinez. Martinez, currently a Tennessee commit, will be visiting Columbia according to a report from SEC Country’s Josh Ward. Martinez, who goes to Clovis West...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Missouri DT Terry Beckner Jr. will return for his senior year

In a stunning move, Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. announced Friday that he will return his senior year. Beckner, a former 5-star recruit, has been a 3-year starter at Missouri and undoubtedly the Tigers’ best defensive player. More so, he’s quietly been one of the best interior defensive in the nation. He also tore ACLs twice, first in 2015 (right knee) and then again...
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10 days ago

LSU Report Card: 2017 Tigers special teams, coaching staff

It was an experiment destined to be a short-lived solution for LSU. When the NCAA punted the addition of a 10th assistant coach to January 2018, Ed Orgeron got creative with how LSU’s special teams would be coached in 2017. Consultant Jerry McMahon guided LSU assistant coaches on the nuances of special teams play, and in turn they shared the information with the players. In some...
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10 days ago
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