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  1. The Big Show: Chase Goodbread

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    Chase Goodbread is an excellent college football writer for NFL.com, and he joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to preview the Tigers as they head into 2015. Matt is firmly on #TeamDisrespect. BK is predicting 9-3 and a 2nd place finish in the SEC East. Where does Chase fall on the subject? Find out in the podcast.

     

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  2. Mizzou Football Camp Day 6: No More O-Line Musical Chairs

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    Good morning from Mizzou fall football camp, day six. The team is currently on the practice field getting team work done, but we were able to watch the first 45 minutes or so of practice.

     

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    Mizzou received a commitment from a junior college cornerback yesterday. Here’s the twist — this JuCo commit will be immediately eligible.

     

    As was first reported by Gabe DeArmond at PowerMizzou, three-star cornerback Anthony Hines from the College of San Mateo will enroll in classes this fall and will be eligible to contribute immediately for the Tigers.

     

    Hines is 6-foot-3-inches and is listed at 180 pounds. His scouting report is similar to current Mizzou starting cornerback Kenya Dennis. It’s another sign that Missouri has a new “type” of cornerback that they are recruiting.

     

    Missouri’s average cornerback as recently as five years ago was 5-foot-10-inches and weighed somewhere around 180 pounds. The quickest way to describe the change is that Missouri’s cornerbacks now pass the “eyeball test.” Kenya Dennis, Aarion Penton, John Gibson, etc. are all taller, stronger, faster and are more physically imposing than we’ve seen from Tiger cornerbacks in the past. This transition coincides with Barry Odom’s new defensive philosophy that requires more physical, press-man coverage out of its cornerbacks.

     

    DAY 6 INTERVIEWS: ASSISTANT COACHES GALORE

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou defensive coordinator Barry Odom after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Henson after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou offensive line coach AJ Ricker after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou quarterbacks coach Andy Hill after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou wide receivers coach Pat Washington after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

     

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou safeties coach Ryan Walters after day six of MU’s fall football camp.

     

    DAY 6 VIDEO: CORNERBACKS WORK ON TECHNIQUE

     

      As is tradition at Mizzou fall football camp, the safeties led the pre-practice dance. Today was the safeties’ turn. They went with the Cupid Shuffle & were promptly booed by their teammates.  

     

    Mizzou wide receiver Wesley Leftwich catches a slant from quarterback Maty Mauk.

     

      The cornerbacks got a lot of work in with coach Cornell Ford. They were working on shedding blocks & getting over a chop block, specifically.   

     

    Cornerback coach Cornell Ford working with Mizzou cornerback Kenya Dennis during drills.

     

  3. Mizzou Fall Football Camp: Day 5

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    A muggy Faurot Field awaited Mizzou for the fifth day of fall camp, and KTGR was there. (more…)

  4. The Sports Wire: Herbie Teope

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    Herbie Teope joined BK on The Sports Wire for an update on the Chiefs from Training Camp in St. Joe. Who has stood out thus far? Who will step up in Dontari Poe’s absence? And what does Chris Conley’s injury mean for the Chiefs long-term?

     

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  5. The Sports Wire: Dan Weigel

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    Dan Weigel wrote a great article for Beyond the Box Score on Yordano Ventura’s struggles in 2015. Dan says there is one thing in particular that Ventura could fix that would help him reach his ace potential.

     

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  6. The Sports Wire: Rams Re-Sign Nick Foles, Dan Weigel & Herbie Teope

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    8:00 — Opening Monologue… Cardinals big win further evidence that Randal Grichuk is among the top rookies in the NL. But has he proven enough to make Jason Heyward expendable?

     

    8:15 — The St. Louis Rams have re-signed Nick Foles. After hearing the news, I hated the move. But the more I look into it, the more I like it for the Rams.

     

    8:30 — Mizzou Football Fall Camp Day 3… Morgan Steward is back, J’Mon Moore is in the doghouse & the biggest transition under new defensive coordinator Barry Odom.

     

    8:45 — What are SEC Players saying about Mizzou? CBS Sports polled 42 SEC players to find out who they believe will win the SEC in 2015. 10 teams were named. Was MU listed among them?

     

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    9:00 — Dan Weigel joined the show. He wrote a great piece about Yordano Ventura’s struggles for Beyond the Box Score. He believes there is one thing Yordano needs to fix in order to reach his potential.

     

    9:15 — Morgan Steward is the X-Factor Mizzou needs… Steward is finally back from his hip injury. What does his presence mean for the Tigers?

     

    9:30 — Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest joins the show… We get an update from Chiefs Training Camp on everything going on in St. Joe. Who is going to fill in for Dontari Poe?

     

    9:45 — The BK Lounge… Donald Trump and Maty Mauk have one thing in common, and it’s the reason why I’m so intrigued by this 2015 Mizzou football season.

  7. The Big Show: Gabe DeArmond

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    Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou joined BK on The Big Show on Friday. Gabe gave his opinion on how important it is that Maty Mauk’s teammates believe in Mauk, what a 3-4 would mean for Mizzou, and what kind of an impact Morgan Steward could have on the Missouri offense.

     

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  8. The Big Show: Cliff Corcoran

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    Cliff Corcoran of SI.com joined BK on The Big Show to discuss the Royals’ latest slide, Yordano Ventura’s struggles, Randal Grichuk’s case for rookie of the year, and he names his candidates for the Royals & Cardinals’ team MVP.

     

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  9. Mizzou Fall Football Camp: Day 2 Interviews

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    Mizzou took the field for day two of fall football camp bright and early this morning, and KTGR was there to bring you full coverage.

    Matt and BK caught up with Mizzou defensive coordinator Barry Odom, quarterback Maty Mauk, running back Morgan Steward, wide receiver J’Mon Moore & Nate Brown, and running backs coach Brian Jones.

    Mizzou defensive coordinator Barry Odom spoke with reporters for the first time on Friday at fall camp. He discussed the addition of Justin Smith to the coaching staff, Kentrell Brothers’ greatest strength, the ability to play the 3-4 with Mizzou’s current defensive personnel, and Odom explained why Monday mornings are his favorite part about coaching.

     

    Maty Mauk says his receivers will get better because of the defense they go up against each and every day, going so far as to say Mizzou’s 2015 secondary could be the best in Mizzou history. Plus, Mauk assesses the battle for the no. 1 WR position between J’Mon Moore and DeSean Blair, the offense’s use of two tight ends in 2015 and how he improved his pocket presence.

     

    Morgan Steward is finally back on the field after almost a full year of rehabbing a unique hip injury. He explained how the injury occured, what this process has been like and how close he is to 100%.

     

    J’Mon Moore was listed as the no. 2 “X” receiver when the updated depth charts were released to the media on Thursday. Moore said he knew this was coming, and explained what led to his demotion. He also explained how he could get his starting spot back.

     

    Nate Brown missed most of the spring with a sprained knee, but he was back on the field when Mizzou broke for fall camp on Thursday. He described his confidence level in his knee, his overall health, and how he responds to the doubters.

     

    We caught up with Mizzou running backs coach Brian Jones and asked him what he expects from Morgan Steward in fall camp, how he believes Steward will respond to getting hit for the first time, and he compared Steward’s injury to a former Missouri Tiger.

  10. Morgan Steward Discusses His Hip Injury

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    Matt and BK were in attendance for day 2 of Mizzou’s fall football camp, and BK caught up with running back Morgan Steward. Steward has been working his way back from a hip injury he suffered early in camp last fall. He explained the extent of the injury, and what the rehab process looked like.

     

     

    More interviews and analysis from day two of Mizzou fall football camp is on the way.

     

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