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.
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.
After playing quarterback in high school, Moe is adjusting to playing a new position and recovering from an injury.
After living with senior captain Sean Weatherspoon over the summer, freshman Donovan Bonner has shown improvement on the field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Tanner Mills hopes to equal the consistency Jeff Wolfert gave the Tigers' kicking game for the past three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.