Pinkel said young Missouri football team must be prepared

Monday, August 31, 2009 | 7:11 p.m. CDT; updated 10:19 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 31, 2009

COLUMBIA — Missouri coach Gary Pinkel opened his Monday press conference with a discussion about the youth of his team, saying Illinois, the Tigers' opponent Saturday in St. Louis, is clearly more experienced than Missouri.