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Your Purple Uniforms are Hideous and Your Mascot Is Just a Head on a Human Body

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Sadly, the final home game of the season is upon us yet again.  The Tigers host the Wildcats from k-state on Saturday, at 11:30.  Tailgate fare is again provided by Hoss’s Market, courtesy of Miller’s Professional Imaging.  Biscuits and gravy, egg casserole, pulled pork sandwiches, and so on will be served beginning by 9:30 a.m., I’ll be there well before that.  Not sure if the kids will be in attendance or not, should your decision be influenced by that in any way.

As appropriate for a visit by the grumpy old man coach in purple, I assume we’ll hear lots and lots of grumblings in our section from the old timers about how awful things have been recently.  They’ll also refer to how grumpy old man is a much better coach than our guy.  They won’t refer to grumpy’s 21-22 record over the past 3+ seasons, compared to our guy’s 37-11 mark in that time.   I assume they’ll also not refer to the fact that we’ll still win 10 games this year, before the bowl game, are going to celebrate the winningest senior class in Tiger history, and are generally in pretty good shape.  Better to be irrationally grumpy in mid-Missouri (pot, kettle, hi.)

They’ll have senior day festivities before the game, so go in early and cheer for these guys, all of whom are on track to graduate in May.  The third straight year, I think, that all seniors will have graduated.  Go Tigers!

Tim Barnes (62) OL Longwood, Mo. Co-captain will make 37th consecutive start on Sat.
Tony Buhr(43) S St. Louis, Mo. Has played CB and S after joining team prior to 2007
Bart Coslet (98) DL St. Peters, Mo. Has played in 41 games as a special teams ace
Matt Davis(35) TB Eldon, Mo. Won team’s back-up MVP award during Nebraska week
Andrew Gachkar (6) LB Overland Park, Kan. Leads MU w/63 tackles in 2010; has 187 for his career
Carl Gettis(19) DB O’Fallon, Mo. Sat. will be 47th-cons. start; 223 career tack,, 13 PBUs
Jeff Gettys(35) LB Houston, Mo. 40 career gms., had INT/TD (27 yds.) in ‘08 vs. Nevada
Matt Grabner (99) P Alton, Ill. Avg. 44.12 yds. & MU ranks 6th in NCAA in net punting
Jarrell Harrison(11) S Las Vegas, Nev. Has 98 tack. in 20 career gms. at MU (16 starts)
Kirk Lakebrink(74) OL Liberty, Mo. Transferred to MU from Drake and has 3 gms. played
Luke Lambert(33) LB Brookfield, Mo. Co-Captain has 38 career gms. & hopes to return Sat.
Munir Prince(7) DB St. Louis, Mo. Returned 3 KO’s (21.7 avg.) & made 6 tackles in 2009
Kevin Rutland (20) DB Houston, Texas Co-Captain has 12 career PBUs & 5 INTs (48 games)
Forrest Shock (88) WR Osage Beach, Mo. Has 34 career GP & threw a TD pass at CU in 2009
Jasper Simmons (9) S Pensacola, Fla. Has 106 tackles in just 18 games in 2 yrs.

Written by Jason Becking

November 11th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

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