Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel had a few interesting things to say during a teleconference with the weekly KC Tiger Club meeting on Tuesday.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
On star defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, the reigning SEC defensive lineman of the week:
“He loves playing football,” Pinkel said. “He absolutely loves playing football.”
On quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who was pulled in the second half of MU’s 33-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday after throwing two interceptions:
“I can tell you stories about different quarterbacks I’ve had that played a lot worse games than that and went on to play in the NFL,” Pinkel said.
On freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who caught a career-high seven passes for 25 yards on Saturday:
“It’s real important to get him involved in the game, just because he’s practicing so well,” Pinkel said.
• The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will pay tribute to MU coaching legend Norm Stewart and standout players Derrick Chievous and Willie Smith during a men’s basketball reunion on Nov. 15.
During the luncheon, which will start at 11 a.m. at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Chievous and Smith will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Another former MU basketball great, Jon Sundvold, will serve the master of ceremonies, and current coach Frank Haith will also be in attendance.
Tickets are $40 for individual seats, $100 for head table seating and $400 for tables of eight. Head table and table of eight purchasers will also receive an autographed print. For more information, contact the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100.