October 22, 2014

Mizzou’s Ryan Rosburg, “If you’ve seen Hoosiers, it’s kinda like that,” describing practices under Anderson (Google Hangout)

Ryan Rosburg and Jonathan Williams III sat down with Missourinet to talk Tiger basketball (photo/Phil Kornblut)

Ryan Rosburg and Jonathan Williams III sat down with Missourinet to talk Tiger basketball (photo/Phil Kornblut)

It’s the men’s turn at SEC Basketball Media Days in Charlotte, NC.  Ryan Rosburg and Jonathan Williams III joined head coach Kim Anderson for the event earlier today.  The Tigers were picked right in the middle of the pack at 7th.

Kentucky was predicted to win the 2015 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.  The Wildcats, who are the overall preseason favorite for the 10th time since the 1998-99 season, tallied all 20 first-place votes.

No Tigers were picked to the preseason team, but I have no issues with that at all.  Keep the outside expectations low and fly under the SEC radar in the first season of Anderson and it will keep unnecessary outside pressure off.

Phil Kornblut sat down to chat with Rosburg and J3.

Listen to exclusive Missourinet audio on Mizzou hoops

The Phil joined me on a Google Hangout and we were discussing the Tigers, when he got kicked out of his prime seating location.  Enjoy the video!

Pinkel standing behind his quarterback, but the offense has to get fixed before Florida game (Google Hangout)

Five turnovers and only 147 yards of total offense. Tigers shut out at home against Georgia. First time since K-State in 2002.

Offensive lineman Taylor Chappel (62) and quarterback Maty Mauk (7) try to regroup on the sidelines. (photo/Emily  Dayton)

Offensive lineman Taylor Chappel (62) and quarterback Maty Mauk (7) try to regroup on the sidelines. (photo/Emily Dayton)

For the third time in this series since the Missouri Tigers moved to the SEC, the visiting has won this matchup.  The 13th ranked Georgia Bulldogs dominated right from the beginning for a 34-0 win.  The loss drops Mizzou to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play while Georgia improves to 3-1 in the SEC with the all important tie-breaker over the Tigers.

The stats tell the story of this blowout loss for Mizzou.

The Tigers turned the ball over five times…a lost fumble late in the first half was their first of the season.

This is the second time in SEC play, that they’ve throw four interceptions.  The also did it in the 14-7 loss at Florida.

Mizzou was shutout at home for the first time since 2002, a 38-0 loss to K-State on Nov. 23.

This is Georgia’s first road shutout over a ranked opponent, ever.

Georgia freshman running back Nick Chubb had 38 carries for 143 yards.  That’s the highest total for a Georgia back since 2001 when Verron Hayes had 39 carries.

Quarterback Hutson Mason, supposedly the weak link of the Bulldogs’ offense was 18 of 23 (78%) for 156 yards.

Georgia won this game without their top running back Todd Gurley and their leading receiver Chris Conley who hurt his knee in the first quarter.

Watch Missourinet’s postgame coverage with Gary Pinkel and Maty Mauk

Now that Gurley is out of this game for Georgia, how does Mizzou react? By doing absolutely nothing (Google Hangout)

Nothing needs to change as the far as the Missouri Tigers are concerned.  I don’t expect Georgia to make big adjustments to their game even if they will be without the SEC’s leading rusher.  I have my reasons and numbers to back it up.

Tennessee took Georgia down to the wire, a game they felt they should have won. How did they hang with Georgia? An inside look from a Vols reporter (Google Hangout)

This week, I’ve talked with a beat writer who covers the Georgia Bulldogs (VIDEO) and I continue to have guests that follow the Missouri Tigers, (VIDEO) break down this all important game with SEC East implications on Saturday.  I wanted to go in a different direction on today’s Google Hangout and talk with Daniel Lewis of RockyTopInsider.com.

The Tennessee Volunteers are re-building under Butch Jones and they have a way to until they can compete on a weekly basis in SEC play, but they gave Georgia all they could handle during a home game in Athens on Sept. 27.  Daniel Lewis covered the game and he gives us his thoughts on how Mizzou can beat Georgia.