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Missouri senior RB Alex Ross (ankle) is out for Saturday's game against Delaware State.

The Tigers will take it easy with Ross in what should be a stress-free game. With Nate Strong also out, Ish Witter figures to get the most backfield touches for Mizzou today.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 24 - 4:29 PM

Missouri senior RB Alex Ross (ankle) has been seeing increased work in practice this week.

Ross did not play against Georgia on Saturday due to an ankle injury suffered against Eastern Michigan the week before. The 6-foot-1, 227-pounder should be able to play against Delaware State this weekend barring a setback over the next two days. To date, Ross has rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries, a 3.6 YPC clip.
Sep 22 - 3:46 PM

Missouri HC Barry Odom said that junior WR Nate Brown (ankle) will not be ready to return to action for several weeks.

Brown suffered a high ankle sprain in August camp and opted to undergo surgery to repair the injury. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder caught 27 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was initially expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the injury, but a clean surgery has sped up that timetable.
Sep 13 - 2:40 PM

Missouri senior RB Alex Ross has been hampered by an ankle injury during the first half of Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan.

This according to the radio broadcast. Damarea Crockett is seeing additional work with Ross slightly hobbled.
Sep 10 - 8:49 PM

National champion wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist J'den Cox wants to play football for one season for Missouri.

Cox was a dominant wrestler during his time with Missouri, and has one more season of eligibility on the mat. That means, if he follows through with this statement, Cox could join the football team fro the 2017 season. Apparently Cox played linebacker in high school. He turns 22 years old in March and wrestles at 197 lbs, but obviously that weight could fluctuate.
Sep 1 - 10:12 AM

Missouri junior WR Nate Brown underwent ankle surgery.

Brown was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain earlier this week, with the expectation being that he would miss up to two months as he recovered from the injury. However, a silver lining -- Brown's surgery might actually speed up that lengthy timetable. Just when the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder is able to return to the Tigers in full, healthy form remains to be seen. He hauled in 27 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Aug 20 - 5:51 PM

Missouri junior WR Nate Brown will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a high left ankle sprain.

"Nate was doing a great job. He had a really good scrimmage Saturday and was doing great consistently in practice. It’s disappointing, because he was such a great kid," said WR coach Andy Hill. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder caught 27 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns while playing for an offensively-challenged Tigers team. HC Barry Odom said that he expects Brown to be able to return at some point during the season, but wouldn't ballpark an actual date. That should come as Brown moves further along in his recovery.
Aug 19 - 3:43 PM

Missouri dismissed redshirt sophomore RB Trevon Walters due to a violation of team rules.

Walters was arrested on Friday after he was accused of stealing a debit card and using it fraudulently. Missouri initially issued an indefinite suspension to the 5-foot-10, 192-pounder, but that was short-lived and replaced by an outright dismissal just three days later. He has yet to play collegiate ball, having redshirted in 2014 before a torn ACL forced him to miss the entire 2015 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 3:05 PM

Missouri suspended redshirt sophomore RB Trevon Walters following his arrest on Friday.

Columbia police arrested Walters on suspicion of stealing a debit card. He has also been charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a stolen credit device. The arrest ties back to an alleged incident in mid-July, when a man reported to police that his residence had been burglarized. Surveillance video from a business where the card had been used subsequently led authorities to Walters. He has yet to see the field with the Tigers. After taking a redshirt as a freshman in 2014, he tore his ACL and missed the entirety of the 2015 campaign.
Aug 13 - 1:32 PM

Missouri hired San Diego State AD Jim Sterk to serve in the same capacity.

Sterk has been overseeing the athletic program at San Diego State since 2010. He will be formally introduced with the Tigers on Thursday. In a statement, interim chancellor Hank Foley said, "Jim’s leadership in intercollegiate athletics is unparalleled, and we are thrilled he is going to bring his talents, energy and passion for working with student-athletes to Columbia. He is just what Mizzou needs at this time." That the Tigers were in the position to hire Sterk at all is due to the fact that former AD Mack Rhoades fled for Baylor in mid-July.
Aug 10 - 1:05 PM

An anonymous SEC coach told Athlon that Missouri sophomore QB Drew Lock may improve in Josh Heupel's offensive scheme.

"Drew Lock is very talented physically and he’s got some game experience, so if he meshes well with Josh Heupel and the new system he’s got a chance to have a good year," he said. A different coach also expressed optimism about Missouri's offense. "I think offensively they struggled last year because they weren’t real sure whose team it was at quarterback and maybe both of them were afraid to take charge, so it’ll probably help them now that they can focus on one guy," he said. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Lock, an elite recruit, threw for 1,303 yards with a 4/8 TD/INT ratio last year.
Aug 6 - 12:03 PM

Missouri sophomore DE Walter Brady has been dismissed for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Brady made an instant impact during his first year in 2015, registering seven sacks while playing with future NFL contributor Charles Harris. Missouri has been able to reload at the edge rushing spot over the years, with Shane Ray, Markus Golden and a few other names. The excitement surrounding the Tigers had Brady as one of those next names, but it will not happen this year. Junior Marcell Frazier likely enters the starting lineup.
Aug 4 - 8:46 AM

Missouri AD Mack Rhoades will accept the same position at Baylor.

Neither Missouri nor Baylor has confirmed this move yet, but a knowledgeable enough source broke the information at SEC Media Days -- that would be Mizzou HC Barry Odom, who said that he spoke with Rhoades at length about the decision on Tuesday night. He will be taking over for former AD Ian McCaw, who stepped down at the end of May in the midst of Baylor's assault scandal. Rhoades initially came over to Missouri from Houston last offseason. He was the one who oversaw the hiring of Cougars HC Tom Herman, who should certainly earn some buzz as a potential permanent coaching option for the Bears.
Jul 13 - 3:33 PM

An anonymous SEC defensive coach told ESPN that Missouri sophomore QB Drew Lock can be flustered when his receivers are locked up on shorter routes.

"The way you exploit [Lock's shortcomings] is to have corners who can play press and take away all the short throws," the coach said. "That will force Lock to make throws where he actually has to sit there and read coverages and throw in tight windows, which is where he struggles." Last season, the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder appeared in all 12 of Mizzou's games, starting the final eight. He threw for 1,303 yards with a 4/8 TD/INT ratio. Missouri's offense was one of the least dynamic in the country in 2015, but with Maty Mauk heading to Eastern Kentucky after a tumultuous career with the Tigers, Lock should benefit from a full offseason of preparation as starter. Rivals ranked him as the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the 2015 class.
Jun 18 - 7:25 PM

Missouri redshirt freshman RB Marquise Doherty will transfer to a junior college and focus on baseball.

"It wasn't any one thing," Doherty told Rivals. A four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder just sees more opportunities on the diamond than he does on the football field. The Royals actually drafted Doherty in the 15th round of the 2015 amateur draft, but he turned that down to join the Tigers. Doherty has not yet decided on his JUCO transfer destination.
Source: Rivals
Jun 4 - 12:41 PM


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