The most noticeable thing during the 45 minutes Missouri’s football practice was open to prying eyes on Tuesday was the lack of red non-contact jerseys.
The quarterbacks wore the familiar green pullovers, but quarterbacks are never fair game at practice.
Even left guard Max Copeland, who suffered a severely sprained left ankle Sept. 7 during the 38-23 victory against Toledo, was a full go.
There wasn’t a single red jersey to be found.
Heck, even defensive coordinator Dave Steckel coached without the sling on his left arm. Steckelsuffered a torn triceps in a sideline collision with Michael Sam
during the preseason.
Meanwhile, nose guard Lucas Vincent got the first reps with the Tigers’ defense.
There was talk last week,spurred by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel
, that Vincent, a junior from Olathe North, would be replaced in the starting lineup by redshirt freshman Harold Brantley.
Instead, Vincent and Brantley, who have split snaps through the first two games almost evenly, are listed as co-starters at nose guard.
If Tuesday’s practice is any indication, Vincent will remain the starter, but the reality is that both players are going to play and play a lot Saturday against Indiana.