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Missouri freshman WR Da'Ron Davis has been ruled academically eligible for the 2017 season.

In what has been a mostly miserable season for the Tigers through three games, a small ray of sunshine. Davis (6'2/190) had considered dropping down to the JUCO ranks after he was unable to make the academic cut in August, but instead decided to bear down and focus on improving his test scores. Success on that front. We'll have to see how quickly he can integrate into Missouri's offense, but they could use all the help they can get. Rivals ranked Davis as the No. 23 "athlete" prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 19 - 9:17 PM

Missouri junior QB Drew Lock completed only 12-of-28 passes for 133 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 35-3 loss to Purdue.

Missouri looks broken, and that's hardly Lock's fault. Even so, the NFL hype we heard about him in early September may have been a little premature. The past two weeks, against South Carolina and Purdue, Lock is 26-for-50 for 378 yards and a 1/4 TD/INT rate.
Sep 16 - 7:55 PM

Missouri redshirt sophomore WR Justin Smith (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's game against Purdue.

Smith (6'7/210) has yet to catch a pass this season, so his loss probably won't be felt by the offense unless several other wideouts come down injured in the contest.
Sep 16 - 4:35 PM

X-rays on Missouri sophomore RB Damarea Crockett's bruised tailbone came back negative.

Crockett bruised his tailbone in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to South Carolina, but was able to practice without pain on Tuesday and looks like he'll be able to give it a go against Purdue this weekend. The 5-foot-11, 212-pounder has been fantastic through two games this season, rushing for 299 yards (8.3 YPC) and two touchdowns.
Sep 12 - 10:19 PM

Missouri junior RB Nate Strong has left the team.

Strong (6'0/211) was suspended due to a violation of team rules in the spring, but was subsequently reinstated. A knee injury sustained during preseason camp as well as his place on the depth chart -- he was working as a fourth-string running back -- likely played a part in his decision to exit stage left. This counts as a depth loss for the Tigers, but little more.
Sep 12 - 9:25 PM

Missouri fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross.

Cross' charges were off to another rough start. In the opener, the Tigers allowed 43 points to the FCS' Missouri State. In Week 2, ostensibly with Cross coaching for his job, the Tigers got pounded 31-13 by South Carolina. Missouri has allowed the 17th-most points in the FBS despite facing a sub-division foe and an offense-averse SEC rival to kick off the new season. Missouri coach Barry Odom hasn't announced a replacement, but it's possible he'll take over the reins in the interim until a permanent replacement can be identified.
Source: ESPN
Sep 12 - 2:18 PM

Missouri junior QB Drew Lock completed 14-of-32 passes for 245 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 31-13 loss to South Carolina.

The song remains the same. Lock threw for 521 yards and seven touchdowns against Missouri State in the Tigers' opener, but when taking the step up against tougher competition, he struggled -- and that was the case last season, too. South Carolina doesn't even boast a particularly toothy secondary, either, having just allowed 400-plus passing yards to Ryan Finley a week ago. We love everything about Lock's overall arm talent and ability, but he needs to start playing more consistently against conference competition if Missouri is going to do anything this season. He will help play host to Purdue next weekend.
Sep 9 - 10:35 PM

A high-ranking Elite 11 official who worked with Missouri junior QB Drew Lock coming out of high school said that he "can make every throw in the book."

"He's not a 'rah-rah' guy but he's a 'dude' and guys love playing with him," the official told NFL.com's Bucky Brooks. Another Elite 11 official went so far to say that Lock might be the second-best quarterback prospect on the CFB landscape behind USC's Sam Darnold. Brooks notes that Lock "repeatedly throws around free rushers at the line, exhibiting outstanding awareness and release quickness." The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has posted some huge statistical games in his career -- most recently throwing for 521 yards and seven touchdowns against Missouri State this past weekend -- but managed just a 10/10 TD/INT ratio while completing 54.6% of his passes against SEC competition last season. He'll have his first crack at a conference foe this year when Missouri takes on South Carolina on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 8 - 6:12 PM

Missouri senior DL A.J. Logan has been suspended for the first six games of the season.

Logan has been suspended due to an ongoing investigation into academic fraud stretching back to this past November. Said the 6-foot-2, 325-pounder, "Please understand that I accept this penalty as a consequence of my actions and that I have fully cooperated with both the University and the NCAA throughout the review process." Logan was a 12-game starter for the past campaign, recording 15 tackles in that space. He will first be eligible to return when the Tigers do battle with Idaho on October 21.
Sep 2 - 6:34 PM

Missouri sophomore RB Damarea Crockett rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries during Saturday's 72-43 win over Missouri State.

That includes a 73-yard touchdown run. Missouri's offensive focus is on run pass options, so Crockett's success will go hand in hand with Missouri wins. It is tough to take much away from a game against Missouri State, other than saying Crockett is the unquestioned starter.
Sep 2 - 4:26 PM

Missouri junior QB Drew Lock completed 21 of 34 attempts for 521 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception in the school's 72-43 win over Missouri State.

Missouri's entire passing game is built off run action and then passing over incoming linebackers and defensive backs. Having a quick decision maker with a fast release is vital, and Lock showed that in the opening contest. Missouri faces South Carolina next.
Sep 2 - 4:18 PM

Missouri junior QB Drew Lock (hand) wore a red, non-contact jersey during Thursday's practice.

Just a precautionary move by HC Barry Odom and staff. Lock dinged up his non-throwing hand while making a handoff in practice earlier this week. He is looking to show developmental steps this season after showing promise as a true sophomore a year ago, when he threw for 3,398 yards with a 23/10 TD/INT ratio.
Aug 24 - 7:37 PM

Missouri freshman DT Akial Byers is expected to miss three weeks with a knee injury.

Byers (6'4/256) was a four-star recruit in the most recent recruiting class. He had been committed to Alabama into January, before academics scuttled those plans for Tuscaloosa. He subsequently dropped down to a JUCO program for two months before reemerging to sign with Missouri in late April. Consider his current loss to injury a depth blow for the Tigers.
Aug 24 - 7:24 PM

Missouri dismissed junior DE Nate Howard after his most recent arrest.

It is no surprise that this is the end of the road for Howard. The pass rusher was initially arrested for possession of marijuana back in June. Then he was arrested earlier this work for not appearing in court. "Coach (Barry Odom) is going to help him find somewhere to get a fresh start," a Missouri staffer said.
Aug 18 - 9:15 AM

Missouri junior DE Nate Howard was arrested again, this time for failing to appear in court.

Howard was suspended in June after an arrest for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and no vehicle registration. Howard was later booked for a ticket that he did not pay. He is currently not on the school's roster.
Source: STL Today
Aug 15 - 10:36 AM


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