Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Gary Pinkel and staff meet with Tigers' faithful after national signing date.
The University of Missouri football coaching staff is much bigger than the nearly dozen or so coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and staff who draw a regular paycheck from the university. Rather, the staff is more family than payroll. Tigers, past, present and future have a hand in either the success or failing of the Tiger program.
Going into the vaunted SEC Conference, the black and gold will need all the help and support they can get. A legion of Tiger admirers, mostly from the booster St. Louis Quarterback club crammed the auditorium of the Edward Jones complex in Des Peres Tuesday night to hang on the words of Gary Pinkel, their 11 year coach, and other notables within the program and hear about their newest crop of incoming …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tigers ink the top receiver prospect in America and the third best player in the land.
In full disclosure, I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an over-the-top Mizzou Tiger Fan. I do bleed black and gold. So when Dorial Green-Beckham, wonder-kid from Hillcrest High School in Springfield doffed the Tiger ball cap and declared himself a future Tiger before his school mates and a national audience on ESPNU Wednesday morning, I was ecstatic to say the least. Mizzou’s coach Gary Pinkel has been building towards this day for more than a decade. Green-Beckham can rest comfortably, knowing that Pinkel and assistant coaches will be around just as long as he is as a student/athlete in Columbia. It would have been easy to pick the Razorback hat. Fayetteville, AR is closer by miles than his 170 mile jaunt to …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Local athletes at Ladue, MICDS to sign National Letters of Intent.
The only piece of the puzzle left to put in place for the National Letter of Intent signing date Wednesday is the decision of Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield, Missouri. The Hillcrest High School senior, 6-foot-6, 220 pounds is the envy of every school in the nation. His picture graced the cover of a recent Parade Magazine, selected “Player of the Year.” Green-Beckham could select from any major football program in America. Mum’s the word, but the world knows he’s going to play next year in the Southeast Conference. The All-American receiver said no to national programs Alabama, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. The two border states are in the final two-Arkansas and Missouri. This star will announce his decision to the world live on ESPNU …