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Past articles by Aaron:

Texans fire head coach David Culley after one season: Source

The Texans fired head coach David Culley on Thursday after just one season at the helm, a source confirmed to The Athletic. He's the first one-and-done... → Read More

NFL Playoff Picture: Updated standings before Rams-Cardinals 'Monday Night Football' game

The Chiefs, Patriots and Titans are atop the AFC, while the Cardinals, Packers and Buccaneers lead the NFC. → Read More

NFL playoff picture: Updated standings as Patriots, Cardinals hold top spots

The Arizona Cardinals have the NFL's best record and the NFC's top seed. In the AFC, the Patriots, Chiefs, Ravens and Titans are all 8-4. → Read More

D'Andre Swift and Miles Sanders heading in opposite directions, Tom Brady due for a big day and more Week 4 predictions

Our fearless player predictors are back for Week 4 — Kat and Aaron have some ideas on D'Andre Swift, Miles Sanders, Tom Brady and more! → Read More

AFC, NFC title game predictions from coach, scout, player – The Athletic

A coach, scout and player make their picks for Bills-Chiefs and Buccaneers-Packers. → Read More

NFL playoff predictions: A coach, scout and player pick divisional round winners

An anonymous player, coach and scout make NFL playoff predictions for Rams-Packers, Browns-Chiefs, Ravens-Bills and Bucs-Saints. → Read More

What should Deshaun Watson expect from the Texans’ new QBs coach? Russell Wilson, Drew Bledsoe and others explain – The Athletic

The Texans recently hired 70-year-old Carl Smith to be their new quarterbacks coach. Better known as Tater, Smith has been around the NFL for more than three decades and was most recently in Seattle. → Read More

Mizzou places the fifth-most players in the league on coaches’ preseason All-SEC teams

Missouri Tigers Drew Lock, Corey Fatony, Albert Okwuegbunam, Terry Beckner Jr., Emanuel Hall, Tucker McCann and DeMarkus Acy all earned recognition on the all-Southeastern Conference preseason coaches football team. → Read More

‘Public embarrassment is your punishment:’ How Barry Odom quizzes his Mizzou players

Missouri Tigers football coach Barry Odom is making sure his Mizzou players know more about one another than simply what position they each play. He tests them at the end of practices. → Read More

The search for Mizzou’s next backup QB could end with ... last season’s backup QB

Missouri Tigers redshirt sophomore quarterback Micah Wilson was Drew Lock’s backup a season ago, and he is competing for the job again despite not appearing on the Mizzou depth chart at the start of training camp. → Read More

This Mizzou linebacker wants to set an example for teammates, so he’s pursuing an MBA

Missouri Tigers senior Brandon Lee will pursue a MBA during his final season of college football. The Mizzou linebacker hopes to show his MU football teammates that they can balance life with football, and he dreams of being a CFO. → Read More

Raytown’s Dominic Gicinto is ‘making Kansas City proud’ during Mizzou training camp

Dominic Gicinto, a Missouri Tigers freshman wideout from Raytown, was praised as a backup who is standing out during preseason camp by quarterback Drew Lock. Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley wants his starters to feel pushed. → Read More

‘The growth curve has been really steep:’ How MU’s Emanuel Hall became more versatile

Missouri Tigers senior wide receiver Emanuel Hall said he will be a more versatile receiver in offensive coordinator Derek Dooley’s pro-style offense. Hall — who averaged 24.8 yards per catch last season — is prepared to be more than a deep threat. → Read More

Mizzou football is switching sidelines for the first time in almost two decades

The Missouri Tigers football team will use the west sideline of Faurot Field this season during construction of the south end zone complex. Mizzou had to receive a waiver from the SEC because the visiting bench will be in front of MU students. → Read More

Mizzou’s Derek Dooley knows he has doubters. Here’s why the Tigers believe in him

Mizzou Tigers football coach Barry Odom and quarterback Drew Lock are both trusting new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, who struggled as the Tennessee Volunteers’ head coach when he was last in the Southeastern Conference. → Read More

Injuries took this Oregon transfer to ‘low places.’ Now he’s happy to be at Mizzou

Alex Ofodile was a highly coveted football recruit coming out of Columbia’s Rock Bridge High School. He played for the Oregon Ducks but struggled with injuries. Now he’s part of the Missouri Tigers. → Read More

Barry Odom is making this change to Mizzou practices to avoid another slow start

The Missouri football team began training camp on Friday. Mizzou will have 17 preseason practices. Barry Odom is entering his third year as head coach at MU. Last season, the Tigers started 1-5. → Read More

Here’s the key to each game on Mizzou football’s 2018 schedule

The Missouri Tigers football team begin its third season under Barry Odom on Friday, when Mizzou’s training camp starts. Here are the keys to each game on MU’s 2018 schedule. → Read More

Contrary to his claim, former MU player found responsible for two Title IX violations

Though former Missouri basketball player Terrence Phillips initially said he had been cleared in three of four Title IX cases against him, the one-time Mizzou guard committed two Title IX violations. He was responsible for texting a picture of his genitals to a woman. → Read More

Five questions about Mizzou football’s offense as training camp approaches

The Missouri Tigers football team begins training camp Friday. Mizzou is loaded with offensive talent, but coordinator Derek Dooley is implementing a new system as Barry Odom’s third season begins. → Read More