Missouri lost all five full- or part-time starters off last season’s defensive line, but sophomore defensive end Charles Harris of Lincoln Prep is expected to be next great one off the Tigers’ “D-Line Zou” assembly line. He and MU’s coaches are confident he can handle the pressure that comes with those expectations.
Barely a week has passed since sophomore Alec Abeln started working with Missouri’s first-string offense, but he impressed enough in limited reps at left guard to earn the starting nod Saturday against Southeast Missouri.
When the Missouri football staff organized a weekend trip in late June to visit the Army National Guard at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., senior safety Simon jumped at the chance to improve his leadership skills.
Quarterback Maty Mauk returns for his junior season and must be more consistent and accurate. He has to be more patient and use his legs more. If he does those things, the offense should have success moving the football and scoring points.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel has written a nine-step “Law of the Playmaker” manifesto that outlines the qualities he believes are possessed by winning players. The Star asked Tigers staff members to pick current players who best demonstrate those qualities and provide reasons why: