When you clicked on the links this morning, did you expect to see an article from The Tennessean headlining? Probably not.
But that’s where the best Mizzou content of the day came from. Blake Toppemeyer, SEC Columnist for USA Today Network (and former Trib scribe) spoke with Eli Drinkwitz let summer begin. The drink is always an interesting read, but Toppemeyer pulled some good quotes from Mizzou’s head coach.
âI don’t know if outsider is the right word. I kinda like hungry dogs, âsaid Drinkwitz in an interview with USA TODAY Network. âI kind of think we’re a starving university. We have hungry players who are on a schedule eager to make their way into our conference.
Toppemeyer’s article touches on a number of topics with Drinkwitz, ranging from recruiting success to the unexpected momentum of 2020 and Mizzou’s perception around the league. Of this, Drinkwitz is not too worried. After all, he says the rest of the SEC would rather not worry about the Tigers.
And a trainer with a self-proclaimed chip on his shoulder is hungry to see his schedule become a bigger disruption in a conference he joined in 2012 as the geographic outlier of the Big 12.
âI’m not going to wait for the SEC to make room for us,â Drinkwitz said. “We’re here, so let’s go be the best we can be and don’t care who it drives crazy in the rest of the conference.” “
Of note, Toppemeyer also mentioned that Drinkwitz maintains an open line of communication with Gary Pinkel. He also continued his consistent punches at Arkansas, suggesting them as a school that kept offering their rookies / commits in the past, oh I don’t know, no matter how many months have passed since they hired a former Tiger head coach?
Take a look there. It’s a fun read with good access to Drinkwitz and engaging (as always) Toppemeyer writing.
- There’s a Top 50 hoops rookie touring the Midwest, and Mizzou is on his list of stops along the way.
Illinois will host Top 50 sophomore Jalen Hooks today for an unofficial visit, he said. @stockrisers. The Illini already have an extended scholarship and he will also be visiting Mizzou on this road trip.
– Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 14, 2021
- Nicodemus Christopher is starting his own business and Cuonzo Martin has already filled his position.
Edwards returns (back) to Mizzou from a few hours east, where he served as a strength and conditioning trainer for southern Illinois. He previously worked as an S&C assistant coach for the Tigers during the 2017-18 season.
- Speaking of strength and conditioning, do you think Edwards could add a few inches above Aidan Shaw?
For the uninitiated, Shaw is one of Mizzou’s priority targets in the 2022 class.
- It’s been a tough year on the pitch for Mizzou Women’s Hoops, but they were very successful in class! Congratulations on being smart and all that!
- Three-star East St. Louis rookie Ahmad Robinson was on campus (or at least tweeted photos from his visit) yesterday.
For more detailed information, Nate and BK opened up about his recruiting in last week’s edition of Before the Box Score.
- Finally, Akayleb Evans is delighted to come to Mizzou for reasons other than football. Here is Mizzou’s new corner on a big project he has for his stay in Colombia.
One of my greatest accomplishments in life has been creating the Akayleb Evans Foundation and being able to give back to the children and adults in my community. I can’t wait to bring the foundation to Mizzou to make a difference and be a leader in our community! #MoreThanAAthlete #ZIM
– Akayleb Evans (@AkaylebEvans) June 14, 2021
- Bruce Feldman of The Athletic spoke to college football coaches of around 35 players from across the sport who are poised for a breakthrough in 2021. Mizzou’s Tyler Badie made the cut at No.8.
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