Dancing Tigers have officially become a fall-camp tradition.
It started last season when position groups would perform pre-practice dances, including some particularly interesting moves from the offensive line.
The dancing returned Monday as the quarterbacks and special-teams group led Missouri onto the field with a conga line before practice.
Lee’s Summit graduate Corbin Berkstresser led the way.
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“That was interesting,” Pinkel said. “That’s the creativity award we’re going to give to the quarterbacks. The seniors decided they wanted to do a dance before every practice, so the quarterbacks and the special teams guys were up today.”
Pinkel has been coaching for more than four decades, but said the team’s entrance was a new experience for him.
“It was real cute, and I love cuteness on the football field,” Pinkel said tongue-in-cheek. “Vince Lombardi’s got to be looking down from heaven just shaking his head. But they had a good time … and they also got to run a lot less than they normally do to go stretch. They were more excited about that than anything.”