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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...
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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...
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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.
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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

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

Mizzou CB Gaines picked graduation over NFL

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines says he tries to be a leader of his team. The senior captain made a decision in the off-season that helped him become a leader at home, too. Gaines likely could have left the Tigers and been selected in the NFL Draft, but he chose to return in hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college. "Some...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou CB Gaines picked graduation over NFL

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines says he tries to be a leader of his team. The senior captain made a decision in the off-season that helped him become a leader at home, too. Gaines likely could have left the Tigers and been selected in the NFL Draft, but he chose to return in hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college. "Some...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou CB Gaines picked graduation over NFL

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JAKE KREINBERG Associated Press Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines says he tries to be a leader of his team. The senior captain made a decision in the offseason that helped him become a leader at home, too. Gaines likely could have left the Tigers and been selected in the NFL draft, but he chose to return in hopes of becoming the first member of his family...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

He's back! Return of E.J. Gaines sparks Mizzou defense

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's defense got a big boost on Saturday night with the return of senior cornerback and defensive leader. Gaines, who was out with a quad injury, said he thought he might be ready to go a week earlier but didn't feel right. "Anybody that knows me knows I'm a competitor, so it was definitely tough," Gaines said of watching the Florida and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

He's back! Return of E.J. Gaines sparks Mizzou defense

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's defense got a big boost on Saturday night with the return of senior cornerback and defensive leader. Gaines, who was out with a quad injury, said he thought he might be ready to go a week earlier but didn't feel right. "Anybody that knows me knows I'm a competitor, so it was definitely tough," Gaines said of watching the Florida and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in Tennessee-Mizzou matchup

That double-overtime loss to South Carolina last week? Get over it. That's what Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel expects of his team with Tennessee coming to town Saturday. "Obviously, it was a very stinging loss," he said. "But we're in November, we're 7-1, we play two games, then a bye week and then two more games. It's a different season. November is what...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in Tennessee-Mizzou matchup

That double-overtime loss to South Carolina last week? Get over it. That's what Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel expects of his team with Tennessee coming to town Saturday. "Obviously, it was a very stinging loss," he said. "But we're in November, we're 7-1, we play two games, then a bye week and then two more games. It's a different season. November is what...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

3 things to watch in Tennessee-Mizzou matchup

That double-overtime loss to South Carolina last week? Get over it. That's what Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel expects of his team with Tennessee coming to town Saturday. "Obviously, it was a very stinging loss," he said. "But we're in November, we're 7-1, we play two games, then a bye week and then two more games. It's a different season. November is what...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou can almost lock up SEC East with win over Gamecocks

Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, Missouri is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in the division. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knows his team won't be the main attraction Saturday night when it...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou can almost lock up SEC East with win over Gamecocks

Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, Missouri is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in the division. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knows his team won't be the main attraction Saturday night when it...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina-Missouri Preview

Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, Missouri is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in the division. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knows his team won't be the main attraction Saturday night when it...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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