Check out this blurb from Bruce Feldman’s blog today:
• Missouri is shuffling its O-line, Stu Durando writes: “Gary Pinkel and his staff have been working on the best way to restructure the line since losing their best two linemen — third-team All-America center Adam Spieker and left tackle Tyler Luellen — after the 2007 season. The latest configuration includes Colin Brown and redshirt freshman Elvis Fisher at the tackles, Kurtis Gregory and Ryan Madison at the guards and Tim Barnes at center. Even a first-year freshman is in the mix for playing time.”
My three cents: this is interesting since Pinkel’s now protecting Chase Daniel’s blindside with a guy (Fisher) who has never played in a college game and will open up with an Illinois team that has a lot of speed coming off the edge.
ZOMG!!!! Missouri must be in crisis mode! Isn’t Pinkel aware of the potential national implications of this? By the way, citizens of Montana - Missouri was ranked fourth in SI.com’s preseason poll. Do your duty.
Closer to home on the same topic, David Hale rates the odds of each of contenders to become Sturdivant’s replacement this season.