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Pinkel's recruiting taking Mizzou to another level

Pinkel's recruiting taking Mizzou to another level

In the film <i>The Perfect Storm</i>, George Clooney portrayed the captain of the fishing boat, Andrea Dorea. When his character was asked why he would risk the vessel and crew by sailing to a stretch of sea known as the Flemmish Cap, where hurricane conditions prevailed, Clooney responded, "Because that's where the fish are." Much like Clooney, Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel has not hesitated to focus his recruiting efforts in hotly contested areas such as St. Louis and Texas.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any Division 1-A football program. Only a few select programs truly recruit on a national scale. The Stanford or Notre Dame game rosters will list football players from all corners of the United States. However, the vast majority of college football programs focus their recruiting on a particular region of the the country. Those football programs will concentrate...

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