Gary Pinkel Returning To Mizzou in 2013; What Would You Fix?

The Tigers' coach will look to return the team to bowl-caliber form next season.

The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel will return to the Tiger sidelines in 2013. After an injury-riddled season that robbed the team of a consistent offensive line and quarterback play in Mizzou's 5-7 first season in the Southeastern Conference, Athletic Director Mike Alden told the paper Pinkel would return next fall.

The Tigers will not play in a postseason bowl game for the first time since 2004.

Pinkel is scheduled to review the 2012 season and look ahead to next season with reporters Tuesday morning, after a flurry of uninformed speculation had rumors flying he would resign Monday.

Keeping the current Tiger coaching staff has implications for several St. Louis area Senior prep standouts who have pledged to play in Columbia next fall, including CBC's Aarion Penton, Rockwood Summit's Eric Beisel, Francis Howell's Harneet Gill, Fort Zumwalt South's Chase Abbington and Maplewood's Antar Thompson. Players cannot sign binding letters of intent until February.

De Smet's Andy Bauer, a junior offensive lineman, and one of the state's top recruits in next year's class, is still considering the Tigers after making a verbal pledge last spring and re-opening his recruitment. Bauer was a guest at the University of Alabama this weekend.

So now that we know Coach Pinkel is staying, what would you suggest be done to get the Tigers bowling again?

flyoverland November 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I'd let the Scherer boy from MICDS play. He knows how to tackle and win.
John Grabowski November 27, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Get a quarterback!!!!!!
PAUL SELIGSOHN November 27, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Gregg Palermo November 27, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Sounds like this year's redshirt class could have a real impact, maybe as early as next season, with Mauk, Scherer and Donavin Newsom, from Parkway North. They're still better than they were for the majority of time I was a student at MU many moons ago!
jim November 27, 2012 at 09:35 AM
When did you ever see/hear of a: flatfooted QB win; QB throw flat footed w/ just their arm & be successful; flat footed QB handle a bad snap; center bad snap every time below a QB's knees or over their head; diversion return to its original position & be successful as originally defended; QB stand straight up & down flatfooted to hand off a ball or fake it that way so there was any deception as to what was to be defended; successful QB stare at an intended receiver the whole time he intends to throw to that receiver; back run sideways & gain N/S yards; line not block & delayed action by a QB/back serve them well trying to advance ball forward when defense is already in the backfield; person continue to beat their head against a wall & their health got better or life became easier in 2nd half; poor running game support a good passing game; smart outstanding athlete get caught smoking pot near a gym; receiver not put a definitive fake or 2 or 3 on a d-back & get open so they could freely catch a pass & run with it afterwards; head coach say he makes quarterbacks that go to the NFL (but they don't play well enough on a consistent basis to make a difference for their team); team player stand up & speak the truth as a leader & as a result become black balled by wannabe leaders & near do wells; QB/head coach winning a coin toss & refusing to take the ball first to boost moral of an offense or win by only playing defense. Answer-Mizzou/Rams. Must be something in the water.
James Baer (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Maty Mauk is the QB of the future. End of story. He's a winner and he will take MU to a higher level. That multiple receiver/impossible to run out of offense is fooling no one. Try something new Pinkle. Get some running backs and some defenders and soon.
Gary November 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM
1st thing I would do is GET RID OF PINKEL!!!! Also, get a new QB
Richard Sampson November 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM
People need to remember what the program was like before Pinkel. Don't throw him under the bus for a bad year. People forget at one time we were ranked #1 in the nation. I have lived through some of the bad years and Pinkle made it fun to be a Tiger fan again.
Jim November 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM
schere is so overrated its ridiculous, watched him in the first game against Ladue last year and he did nothing but fumble and let the Ladue running back run all over him. All he has going for him is size
Mike Smith February 13, 2013 at 12:59 AM
The young offensive line is only going to get better. Now that they have addressed the 5-7 fiasco by loading there schedule with several cup-cakes to assure a certain bowl game for 2013, but the real question is what about getting a new QB!!! They need to increase team speed and beef up the defensive line and get rid of the spread offense and Pinkle........did I leave anything out ?
Mike Smith February 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Oh yeah I forgot.....KU this year decided to use the same model as Bill Snyder does at K-State ( recruiting heavy at the junior college level ). This is what Pinkle should be doing to take this program to the next level.


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