Daily Grind 11.27

Fire Gary Pinkel, Free Jim Mora Jr., and what happens in Indy, should probably stay in Indy.

Jeremy Maclin, Aldon Smith, Sean Weatherspoon, William Moore, Ziggy Hood, Blaine Gabbert, Chase Daniel, Danario Alexander, Andrew Gachkar, Martin Rucker, Chase Coffman…just a few names on NFL rosters who played for Gary Pinkel at Missouri. Mizzou’s 5-7 record has prompted calls for Pinkel’s head in Columbia, and let me be the first to let you know it won’t happen…even though it should.

Pinkel is owed $2.3 million/season through the 2015, and remember those eight bowl appearances? Come on…Gary reminds us his system still works, and he has no plans to change it.

This is where we slam on the breaks!

Here’s a new one…Pinkel won’t adjust. He can’t, because he doesn’t know how. Several former players have told me of Pinkel’s reluctance to alter plans at halftime which ultimately leads to opponents having big second halves.

All Gene Chizik needed at Auburn was Cam Newton to win a title. Pinkel’s had a surplus of NFL-caliber starters throughout his 12 years at Mizzou…and the Cotton Bowl is his big fish. Big disappointment. 

Pinkel deserves credit for putting a once pathetic football program on the radar, but its time to find a coach who can take Missouri next level, or even a respectable level in the SEC. Pinkel went 2-6 against SEC teams this year, and five of those losses were 20+ point deficits. The Syracuse game alone is enough for me to say adios.

Here’s an idea…find a quarterback competent enough to finish off a drive, or one not afraid to take an Advil.

Watch and learn how not to ask a postgame question:

Add Jim Mora Jr. to the list of head coaches this LA Times writer (T.J. Simers) has pissed off. He got into it with Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson about the CY Young award, and is notorious for his run ins with Phil Jackson.

I don’t understand these sort of questions. They seem uselessly unintelligent and provocative. What coach would actually “throw” a game to play an easier bowl game.

Dumb.

Finally, I find the Chuck Pagano story quite inspiring. I think his story is a testament to him as a man and a leader. His toughness is worn on every Indianapolis Colt player, and has extended into the fan base. I’m happy for Indy, a place where football took a wrong turn last year only to take a U-turn under the quarterbacking of Andrew Luck.

But…I don’t understand the cheerleader shaving her head. Like anything else, sometimes people go too far. Supporting a cause is one thing, but a chick shaving her head? What happens in Indy…probably should stay.

Too soon? Make your voice heard.

10 Things I Learned From Week 12

  1. RG III and the Redskin$ reminded “America’s Team” they’re a joke.
  2. Jim Schwartz may soon be out of a job. And it’s ironic he forgot the rules considering he yelled ‘KNOW THE RULES’ at Jim Harbaugh last season for doing the same thing (throwing challenge flag).
  3. The Rams missed an opportunity losing to the J-E-T-S. They are horrendous.
  4. After Janoris Jenkins 2-INT Day…
  5. Carson Palmer had a miserable home-coming in Cincy.
  6. The Broncos won, but it’s still hard to win games at Arrowhead.
  7. Miami forgot to turn off the sprinkers…but it was all a plan to beat Seattle. Suck it Pete Carroll.
  8. Chad Henne should have never played second fiddle to Blaine Gabbert.
  9. The Saints defense, coordinated by Steve Spagnuolo, would let Kirkwood score 20+.
  10. The NY Football Giants needed their Week 11 bye.

Thanks…Keep Grindin’ folks.

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4 responses to “Daily Grind 11.27

  1. The man who brought up missouri football from shambles to revelance not to mention he is one of THE reasons we got into the SEC in the first place. Pinkel deserves another year to prove his worth. The problem with this years team isn’t solely Gary Pinkel, a plague of injurys that is straight up laughtable can’t be ignored.

    • And he’s had 12 years … of jack. Considering the talent he’s coached how is that even possible? And what merit does he deserve for “getting” Mizzou into the $EC?

      • so your denying that Gary Pinkel has turned Mizzou into a relevent football program? lets remember the status of Mizzou football pre-Pinkel for some prepective here.

  2. “Pinkel deserves credit for putting a once pathetic football program on the radar, but its time to find a coach who can take Missouri next level, or even a respectable level in the SEC. Pinkel went 2-6 against SEC teams this year, and five of those losses were 20+ point deficits.”

    My point is he’s probably reached his peak during his time at Mizzou…not taking any credit away, simply saying it’s not enough.

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