MU Football

TUESDAY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Different urgency for Missouri football team

There was an obvious increase in intensity and urgency for the Missouri football team in the first practice after the start of classes, a familiar sign that the season's opener is drawing near.

Injury forces Missouri to make offensive line adjustments

Dan Hoch, slated to be the starting right tackle for the Tigers, sprained his left knee during practice last Tuesday. Coaches hope he is healthy soon, but they moved players around to see which lineups work best in case he isn't ready for the season opener.

Moe catching on as receiver for Missouri football team

After playing quarterback in high school, Moe is adjusting to playing a new position and recovering from an injury.

Missouri freshman linebacker works his way up

After living with senior captain Sean Weatherspoon over the summer, freshman Donovan Bonner has shown improvement on the field.

SATURDAY PRACTICE NOTEBOOK: Gabbert's arm strength opens up Missouri offense

Gabbert’s ability to use his arm strength to fit the ball into tight windows, combined with his ability to make deep throws, opens up nearly every possible route for Missouri offensive coordinator David Yost.

Meiners looking forward to early opportunity with Missouri football team

After spending the summer studying the Missouri offense with older teammates, Jack Meiners, an offensive tackle for the Tigers, has positioned himself to be the second true freshman lineman to earn playing time during head coach Gary Pinkel's career.

THURSDAY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Vocal, energized defense controls Missouri football scrimmage

After losing last Saturday's scrimmage by a score of 54-31, the MU defense bounced back with a renewed focus and energy to defeat the offense 34-20.

Dalton making up for early mishaps for Missouri football

Despite early legal trouble upon arriving at MU, freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton is seeing an increased amount of time with the second string offense and splitting time with current backup Jimmy Costello. The act of confidence from the MU coaching staff is indicative of how far they've seen Dalton come this summer, and not just in terms of quarterback play.


Jared Perry, Blaine Gabbert look good Tuesday.

Young defensive ends provide new burst for Missouri football

With plenty of playing time up for grabs at the defensive end, sophomore Jacquies Smith and redshirt freshman Aldon Smith have solidified themselves as two of the three members of the starting defensive end rotation.

Today's Question: What steps should police take to maintain control at MU football games?

Parking and alcohol violations are two problem areas for police every football season. What can be done this year to put less stress on law enforcement?

Moore adds strong second offensive option for Missouri football team

Redshirt sophomore De'Vion Moore got a significant number of opportunities while working with the first team offense Saturday. Moore, along with starting running back Derrick Washington, is part of a running back tandem that head coach Gary Pinkel calls the best in his tenure as head coach

Coulter feels like new man

After a year getting comfortable with his teammates, coaches and the team's defensive system, Missouri senior defensive end Brian Coulter has positioned himself in the starting rotation at defensive end.


Missouri football team still sorting out return game

The Missouri football team is still searching for a replacement for former kick returner Jeremy Maclin, who is now in the NFL. There still isn't an established depth chart for either the punt or kickoff returners.

Two offensive line coaches bring more focus to Missouri football

Josh Henson, from Louisiana State University, has joined coach Bruce Walker, making it possible to evaluate each player more efficiently and make better use of practice time by dividing the entire group of lineman by position and level on the depth chart.

Hard for new Missouri kicker to match Wolfert's success

Tanner Mills hopes to equal the consistency Jeff Wolfert gave the Tigers' kicking game for the past three years.

Yost filling several roles for MU football

After spending the past eight seasons as MU's quarterbacks coach David Yost added offensive coordinator to his list of duties this offseason after former coordinator, Dave Christensen, was hired as head coach at Wyoming.

Missouri fans take advantage of chance to meet current Tigers

Some fans brought interesting items to Missouri's fan day on Sunday, such as a replica helmet or even a cast, to have members of the team sign.

Young Missouri wide receivers learn tips and review details

Coaches say they emphasize fundamental steps now, since they must be habits in time for games. MU football opens its season Sept. 5 against Illinois.

Linemen say showing leadership assists team's youth

Missouri's "veterans" look out for the younger players. Setting new examples for young players to follow is critical to developing the Missouri football program, according to the team.