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2009 Jul 22

More Missouri Jabs


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This time, it's Kansas City Star's Missouri beat writer Mike DeArmond, who declares, in his first official blog:

"Those people picking Nebraska to win the Big 12 North are abso-tooting-lutely nuts."


"The only reason I can see anyone picking Nebraska to win the North over either Kansas or Missouri this fall is they think Tom Osborne is recruiting and coaching the Cornhuskers instead of recruiting and being the athletic director and boss to Bo Pelini."


Here’s where I shake my head in wonder at anyone picking Nebraska over Missouri but over Kansas as well.

The Cornhuskers have an inexperienced quarterback, lost just as much as Missouri on offense, don’t have a running back of the caliber of MU’s Derrick Washington. Shouting The Blackshirts Are Back! seems based more on t he hope that Bo Pelini is a defensive genius rather than a first-year college head coach that was simply better than Bill Callahan.

He goes on to make fun of some Nebraska from London.

His rationale for picking Kansas tends to be the same rationale used by many: The return of Todd Reesing, Kerry Meier and Dez Briscoe.

Reesing we get. Great QB. Better leader.

But two wide receivers, however talented they might be, have never, not ever won a championship by themselves. They are, after all, receivers. Someone has to throw the ball to them. And that someone, Reesing, has to have enough time to do it.

In other words, pooh-poohing a weak offensive line that gave up 31 sacks as it was last year doesn't reflect well on your analytical abilities.

As for Nebraska v. Missouri, we'll see. But Mizzou has an awful lot to replace on both sides of the ball, plus the best kicker in school history, plus their return guy.

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Tags: missouri, nebraska, mike dearmond, todd reesing, zac lee, blaine gabbert

Comments (7)

Profile image for huskerlover

tell this guy from missouri come this fall we will see if the order is restored and if not it most definitely will be in 2010 go big red!

– Aug 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Profile image for The_Walleye

These Mizzery guys are as usual delusional drunk idiots. Just like the Colorado types. Liberal minded kooks who think they own the world when one good thing happens.

– Jul 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

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i think a lot of missouri fans are in denial that nebraska is overtaking missouri again. missouri lost chase daniel and are now having to break in a true sophomore quarterback. zac lee has no more starting experience in the NCAA, but he has a heck of a lot more college experience (junior college) and is a much better runner, which makes him the better, more complete quarterback. missouri lost tons of defense and derrick washington is overrated. id take helu over him any day (except if he gets staph again lol). missouri's recent success is causing many mizzou fans' heads to get big. and i agree, im not sure why everyone is saying kansas will win because of reesing, briscoe and meier. nebraska beat those 3 last year and kansas now has a less effective defense. granted, nebraska will have a slightly weaker offense, but remember what happened to clemson last year (preseason top 10 team because of their skill positions, OL was overlooked and failed miserably. and they even had a good defense). i think kansas may suffer a similar fate, although probably not near as bad. but thats why im picking nebraska to win the big 12 north. and if anybody stands in their way besides kansas, it will be colorado.

– Jul 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

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Anyone with a brain can see that Nebraska is on the way back up hopefully and Mizery is on the way back down. Nebraska is however not back yet but I feel are on the right path. Mizery losing both coordinators can not be a good thing for them. Both teams lost a bunch of good players. Whoever gets the most out of their new qb will win the game imo. Mizery fans if we dont pass you this year I am very confident we will in the very near future. I hope you enjoyed your little ride of sucess as the rightful owner of the north will be back very soon. To all Mizery fans when you can get the series remotely close then talk.By the way 63-36-3 is not remotely close.

– Jul 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Profile image for cztmsftl4NU

I know Missou. lostsomeplayers, but I dont remember seeing that many of their 2nd's and 3rd's playing in very many games.I believe this guy is talking out his a** cause his mouth know's better. NU does have the talent to beat both ,but Missou. is a tough enviroment to win in.

– Jul 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Profile image for carlfenseLocker Pass member

I can't wait for the season to start so the speculation ends, and the real results begin. Until that day, it is very hard to predict how any team in the North will end up; I think it's going to be an open competition. I do believe that winning starts with line-play, therefore, Kansas will be at a disadvantage, and Nebraska may be as well...but again I'm just speculating...

– Jul 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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everybody has there opinion

– Jul 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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