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Two picks were nice, but spotty pass defense is a concern for Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A pair of interceptions and a 38-18 win kept the Missouri secondary from failing its first test, but the Tigers didn't exactly ace it, either. Some growing pains were expected for a group that lost first-team All-SEC cornerback E.J. Gaines as well as senior defensive backs Matt White and Randy Ponder. White and Ponder combined for 117 tackles and three interceptions...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Two picks were nice, but spotty pass defense is a concern for Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A pair of interceptions and a 38-18 win kept the Missouri secondary from failing its first test, but the Tigers didn't exactly ace it, either. Some growing pains were expected for a group that lost first-team All-SEC cornerback E.J. Gaines as well as senior defensive backs Matt White and Randy Ponder. White and Ponder combined for 117 tackles and three interceptions...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam enjoys love in Columbia as Rams leave him off 53-man roster

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam didn't let the day's bad news stop him from enjoying his alma mater's season opener. The 6-foot-2, 261-pound defensive end was recognized alongside fellow Missouri alum and St. Louis Rams draft pick E.J. Gaines in the end zone shortly after the Tigers scored to go ahead of South Dakota State. Before...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam enjoys love in Columbia as Rams leave him off 53-man roster

Columbia, Mo. -- Former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam didn't let the day's bad news stop him from enjoying his alma mater's season opener. The 6-foot-2, 261-pound defensive end was recognized alongside fellow Missouri alum and St. Louis Rams draft pick E.J. Gaines in the endzone shortly after the Tigers scored to go ahead of South Dakota State. Before...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gaines plays well in first preseason game for Rams

ST. LOUIS -- E.J. Gaines had expected to hear his name called in the NFL draft long before the St. Louis Rams finally selected him in the sixth round. That frustration from months ago started to fade away once his name was being called over the Edward Jones Dome speakers. With the Rams holding starters out of the lineup to assess their younger players, Gaines got the start at cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri football is back in Show-Me mode again

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just like last season, Missouri begins fall workouts way under the radar. The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season and SEC Eastern division title, but must replace numerous key players including NFL draft picks Kony Ealy, Justin Britt, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam. James Franklin, a three-year starter at quarterback, and running back Henry Josey are among nine players...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri football is back in Show-Me mode again

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just like last season, Missouri begins fall workouts way under the radar. The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season and SEC Eastern division title, but must replace numerous key players including NFL draft picks Kony Ealy, Justin Britt, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam. James Franklin, a three-year starter at quarterback, and running back Henry Josey are among nine players...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Many somewhat-proven players must step up for Mizzou defense this fall

Michael Sam is a Ram. So is E.J. Gaines. Kony Ealy? He's a Panther now. And Andrew Wilson is a Dolphin. Those four are among the defensive players from last year's SEC East championship team who will not be taking the field for Missouri when the Tigers host South Dakota State on Aug. 30. Mizzou returns just four defensive starters from last year's 12-2 squad: defensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Many somewhat-proven players must step up for Mizzou defense this fall

Michael Sam is a Ram. So is E.J. Gaines. Kony Ealy? He's a Panther now. And Andrew Wilson is a Dolphin. Those four are among the defensive players from last year's SEC East championship team who will not be taking the field for Missouri when the Tigers host South Dakota State on Aug. 30. Mizzou returns just four defensive starters from last year's 12-2 squad: defensive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou CB Gaines thought he'd go higher in the draft -- and the Rams did too

ST. LOUIS -- E.J. Gaines did just about everything he could during the three days of the NFL Draft to avoid thinking about what was unfolding and how it impacted his so-close-he-could-taste-it football career. The former University of Missouri cornerback, who grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri, played video games during the draft and later went with friends...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou CB Gaines thought he'd go higher in the draft -- and the Rams did too

ST. LOUIS -- E.J. Gaines did just about everything he could during the three days of the NFL Draft to avoid thinking about what was unfolding and how it impacted his so-close-he-could-taste-it football career. The former University of Missouri cornerback, who grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri, played video games during the draft and later went with friends...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Interview With Mid-Round Steal, Missouri CB E.J. Gaines

You may not have heard a whole lot about E.J. Gaines, but the very versatile and physical cornerback out of Missouri and projected mid-round prospect could be a real steal in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft due to his impressive toughness, awareness, leadership, professional approach, tackling skills and football IQ. “If you draft me, you’re not only drafting a great football player...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chargers should consider drafting a Missouri Tiger on defense

Full disclosure: I am a student at The University of Missouri-Columba in Columbia, Mo. I will be graduating as a part of the Class of 2015 if all goes right and I have followed Mizzou athletics intently since arriving on campus in August of 2010. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Tigers have done a few thing swell lately. Mostly, Mizzou has specialized in defensive talent...
Via cover32 - Chargers
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: East-West Shrine Game Prospects Preview

The post 2014 NFL Draft: East-West Shrine Game Prospects Preview appeared first on TheFootballEducator.com.Taber Small of NationalUnderclassmen.com continues his extensive evaluation of the 2014 NFL Draft class by examining some of the top prospects invited to the East-West Shrine Game.  TFE brings you Taber’s reports and combines them with video game highlights created by DraftBreakdown...
Via The Football Educator
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Shrine Game: West Team Prospect Scouting Preview

While the East roster may boast the top quarterback and more depth in the secondary, the West roster wins at almost every other position based on film work. The West roster is led center Gabe Ikard, linebacker Max Bullough, cornerback EJ Gaines, and a host of expected-to-be drafted defenders that will make this roster a must follow during practices. Quarterbacks 1. Keith...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Shrine Game: Top 15 Prospects To Follow During Practices

In what will be the 89th annual East-West Shrine Game, some of the top seniors in the 2014 NFL Draft class have been invited to participate in practices during the week and an eventual game on January 18th for both entertainment and, more importantly to them, for NFL teams to further evaluate these prospects. While over 100 seniors will attend, not all will be drafted. Here...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

CB Wingo of St. Louis picks Mizzou over Auburn, others

COLUMBIA, Mo. --Raymond Wingo wants to be a Tiger. The standout cornerback prospect from St. Louis University High School in St. Louis made a verbal commitment to Missouri on Tuesday morning. Well, more accurately, he was trying to. Wingo, who picked the Tigers over Michigan State, Auburn and Arkansas, was attempting to call Mizzou assistant coach Cornell Ford to make a verbal...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

CB Wingo of SLU High picks Mizzou over Auburn, others

COLUMBIA, Mo. --Raymond Wingo wants to be a Tiger. The standout cornerback prospect from St. Louis University High School in St. Louis made a verbal commitment to Missouri on Tuesday morning. Well, more accurately, he was trying to. Wingo, who picked the Tigers over Michigan State, Auburn and Arkansas, was attempting to call Mizzou assistant coach Cornell Ford to make a verbal...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The five defensive players who were most critical to Mizzou's success

Defensive end Michael Sam's breakout season got off to a slow start. So slow, in fact, you might not have noticed him as he went without a sack in each of the Tigers' first three games. Then came Arkansas State. Sam, who entered his senior season with 9 12 sacks in three years, broke out with three sacks against the Red Wolves and took off from there. By the time the regular...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The five defensive players who were most critical to Mizzou's success

Defensive end Michael Sam's breakout season got off to a slow start. So slow, in fact, you might not have noticed him as he went without a sack in each of the Tigers' first three games. Then came Arkansas State. Sam, who entered his senior season with 9 12 sacks in three years, broke out with three sacks against the Red Wolves and took off from there. By the time the regular...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The five defensive players who were most critical to Mizzou's success

Defensive end Michael Sam's breakout season got off to a slow start. So slow, in fact, you might not have noticed him as he went without a sack in each of the Tigers' first three games. Then came Arkansas State. Sam, who entered his senior season with 9 12 sacks in three years, broke out with three sacks against the Red Wolves and took off from there. By the time the regular...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Missouri Tigers force Nick Marshall fumble, score touchdown

The Missouri Tigers' Kony Ealy forced Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall to fumble the football. E.J. Gaines scooped and scored a touchdown.
Via Gamedayr
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Universe All-America Team: SEC leads the pack again

The 2013 College Football Universe All-America Team and my official nominations for the FWAA All-America Team are posted below. The nominations and selections were made over the last few weeks. Offensive skill positions and special teams players were selected on November 24; defensive players and offensive linemen were chosen on November 17.The SEC leads the pack again this season...
Via College Football Universe
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in Mizzou-Ole Miss matchup

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was almost a cruel twist of fate that the Missouri football team was off last Saturday and was able to watch as South Carolina and Auburn rallied for late victories. Those outcomes removed any possibility that the Tigers could win the SEC East Division championship without having to win their final two games. But at least now they know what they have to do. To...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in Mizzou-Ole Miss matchup

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was almost a cruel twist of fate that the Missouri football team was off last Saturday and was able to watch as South Carolina and Auburn rallied for late victories. Those outcomes removed any possibility that the Tigers could win the SEC East Division championship without having to win their final two games. But at least now they know what they have to do. To...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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