MU Football

MU working to improve No. 6 ranking

Freshman Wes Kemp highlighted the scrimmage with two impressive catches.

Quarterbacks dominate offensive powered Big 12 Conference

The once defense-minded league has now become a hot bed for great offenses and even better quarterbacks.

Trainers getting Van Alexander set for opener

Senior Missouri linebacker Van Alexander tore his right ACL during spring practices in April. Alexander says he was thankful his trainers have a strategy to have him ready to play when the season starts.

MU not afraid of new play clock rule

The NCAA will now use a 40-second clock, which coach Gary Pinkel thinks will make his offense more productive.

With Coffman injured, replacement players take field

Tigers tight end Chase Coffman’s right pinkie was broken last week, but coach Gary Pinkel said he is expected to return in time for the Aug. 30 game against Illinois.

MU football players will wait to get in licks

The Missouri football team’s practice drills and scrimmages are set up to avoid the injuries that could spell doom for any team’s season.

MU football players take time for fans

One Tiger said that events such as Missouri’s Sixth Annual Football Fan Day keep him grounded. 

Tigers try out replacement snappers

One problem the Missouri football team has entering the new season is one most people don’t know about.
Three-year long snapper Steven Blair graduated after last season, leaving a need for someone to snap on punts and field goals.

MU linebackers turning heads on first day in pads

MU finished its first full pad practice Friday morning on Kadlec Athletic Fields.

Garrett relishing role as starting safety

Last year, Justin Garrett stepped in to take the place of Pig Brown. Now that he’s entering camp as the starter, he’s refusing to let his opportunity get away from him.

Mental strength proves most important for MU football kicker

When talking about kicking, Jeff Wolfert never mentions his leg, only how he mentally prepares for the task at hand. Coach Gary Pinkel says what makes Wolfert one of the best kickers in the country is his head.

Freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally gets to practice with MU football team

Heralded freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally joined the MU team for practice on Tuesday. He says learning the mental aspect of the college game is his main goal.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Size no big deal for Big 12 QBs

Nearly half the returning quarterbacks on the Big 12 Conference football teams, including MU’s Chase Daniel, are considered undersized by today’s standards.

High expectations follow MU and Illinois to St. Louis

Missouri and Illinois are likely to come into their sold-out season opener on Aug. 30 in St. Louis with high national rankings.

Big 12 football notes: Spread challenges defenses

The spread offense is relatively new to the Big 12 Conference, and defenses are still struggling to figure out how to stop it.

Big 12 football gaining respect

After a surprising season when four of its football teams finished in the top 10 in the final 2007 AP poll, the Big 12 Conference is no longer behind powerhouses like the SEC, Big 10 and Pac-10. The Big 12 is back among the elite, perhaps as strong as it’s been in 12 years as a conference.

Chase Daniel named Preseason All-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, along with Chase Coffman, Jeremy MacLin and a few more Tiger football players, received national recognition from the media when they were named preseason all-conference players.

Wellness Resource Center gathers information about MU fan behavior

The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.

Missouri grad heads to Arena Football League playoffs

Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.