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Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranked Missouri sophomore RB Damarea Crockett as the No. 31 running back in college football.

Crockett (5'11/212) surpassed 100 yards rushing in five games last season, including a 225-yard performance in a loss to Tennessee to close out the campaign. In total, he finished up with 1,062 yards (6.9 YPC) and 10 touchdowns. SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah believes that he is a contender to lead the conference in rushing for the coming season, though he will have plenty of competition on that front given the loaded state of a number of SEC backfields.
Jul 2 - 3:04 PM

Missouri and Boston College will play at Arrowhead Stadium in 2024.

The home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs also hosted a game between Mizzou and BYU in 2015. Missouri and Kansas really need to figure out a way to renew a yearly rivalry game at Arrowhead.
Jun 30 - 3:15 PM

Missouri junior DE Marcell Frazier wrote on Twitter that he will not be giving interviews to local outlets during the coming season.

"I will not be available to local media this season. I gain nothing from it. I am still an amateur, not binded to do interviews (yet)," Frazier noted. He did give himself a little wiggle room in that statement by only singling out the "local media," meaning that presumably, the national media may still be able to bend his ear. Frazier (6'5/265) has played in 24 games over the course of his first two seasons with Missouri. During the past campaign, he logged a hearty 34 tackles (9.5 for loss), 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Those 8.5 sacks were good for eighth-most in the SEC.
Jun 20 - 7:50 PM

Missouri junior DE Nate Howard issued an apology for his Wednesday arrest on social media.

"I've come far compared to where I want to be and what I've been through but obviously not there yet," Howard wrote on Twitter. He was arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday night and faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and a lack of vehicle registration. Missouri suspended him indefinitely following his arrest.
Jun 17 - 12:29 PM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly writes that Missouri junior QB Drew Lock "doesn’t mix up his trajectories or velocities very well, he just rips one 90 mph fastball after another."

Connolly calls Lock's arm strength a "special gift," while also noting that his "accuracy comes and goes, and passes that should be completed will tear the hands of receivers." The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder passed for 3,398 yards with a 23/10 TD/INT ratio last season, but mostly struggled against SEC competition, when he posted a 10/10 TD/INT ratio while completing only 54.6% of his passes.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 15 - 9:35 PM

Missouri junior DE Nate Howard has been suspended indefinitely following a Wednesday night arrest.

Howard was arrested on Wednesday night after a traffic stop by campus police and has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and no vehicle registration. No further details as to the exact circumstance of the arrest have surfaced at this juncture. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder was scheduled for a preliminary court appearance for Thursday afternoon. He is expected to be a potential impact lineman for the Tigers this coming season, though his legal troubles could throw a wrench into that.
Jun 15 - 4:14 PM

Missouri AD Jim Sterk said that the school is not in favor of a move to the SEC West.

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs broached this possibility during SEC spring meetings, with the scenario being that they would move to the SEC East, with Missouri one candidate to swap to the West in their place. That would be a hard "no" if Sterk has anything to say about it. "I think we're fine and like where we are at. There's been no discussion within the conference and with the commissioner about anything different," he explained. While a Missouri-for-Auburn swap would make some amount of geographic sense, we do not expect anything beyond speculation when it comes to shuffling the SEC, at least not in the near future. As much as everybody would like to avoid Alabama in the East.
Source: AL.com
Jun 13 - 10:02 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah writes that Missouri sophomore RB Damarea Crockett "could lead the conference in rushing yards."

Jeyarajah singles out Crockett as Missouri's potential "breakout player" for the coming season, but acknowledges that the "breakout" label might not apply, here, given that Crockett rushed for a hearty 1,062 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. Missouri has one of the more under-the-radar-interesting offenses in the SEC with QB Drew Lock, WR J'Mon Moore and Crockett leading the way.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 11 - 1:15 PM

Texas sophomore DT Jordan Elliott transferred to Missouri.

"(Missouri DL coach Brick) Haley is one of the best D-Line coaches out there. Missouri’s a powerhouse for defensive linemen. They’re coming and going first round every year. That’s real appealing to me," Elliott said of his transfer choice. Texas A&M and Florida were also in consideration, here. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder was a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016 and went on to register eight tackles (1.5 for loss) in six games with the Longhorns as a true freshman. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2017 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Source: Rivals
May 27 - 3:39 PM

Missouri freshman DT Akial Byers was able to sign on April 21 after working through academic issues.

Byers had been committed to Alabama back in January, but he was unable to enroll at the university due to academics and actually signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in February. He evidently shored up the school side of the equation, as he landed with Missouri two months later. And it could be a grand get for the Tigers. ESPN's Sam Kahn Jr. writes that the 6-foot-4, 256-pounder "has the type of ability that could allow him to contribute quickly." ESPN ranked him as the No. 151 prospect in the 2017 cycle -- making him Mizzou's highest ranking player in their 2017 class. Kahn colleague Craig Haubert believes he has a similar developmental ceiling to Jonathan Allen.
Source: ESPN.com
May 25 - 8:50 PM

Missouri junior QB Drew Lock completed 8-of-14 passes for 63 yards during the team's spring game.

Lock was only in for a few series, hence the lack of more robust statistics. He won't be receiving the same kind of pub as, say, Jalen Hurts, Jacob Eason or Shea Patterson, but the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder is quietly one of the more interesting quarterbacks in the SEC. Last season, Lock threw for 3,398 yards with a 23/10 TD/INT ratio in 12 games played. Those numbers marked a respectable improvement off his work as a true freshman. Next step: More consistency. He completed just 54.6% of his passes and posted a 10/10 TD/INT ratio against SEC competition in 2016. He has more than enough arm strength to compete against elite defenses if he can improve on his decision-making.
May 22 - 8:11 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah writes that Missouri sophomore WR Dimetrios Mason "must keep that (late-season) level of production for Missouri’s offense to take a step forward."

The late-season production Jeyarajah references saw Mason log at least 60 yards receiving in three of his last four games. In that same space, the 6-foot, 185-pounder caught at least five passes in three contests. His 587 receiving yards for the season were the most ever at the program for a true freshman. Missouri saw immediate offensive dividends after switching to an Air Raid system last offseason under OC Josh Heupel, improving from last in the conference in passing in 2015 to second in 2016.
Source: SEC Country
May 22 - 2:05 PM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly writes that Missouri redshirt junior G Kevin Pendleton "has the potential to be an all-conference player if voters can get past name recognition bias."

"Pendleton is a remarkable move-blocker, with outstanding location skills and an excellent understanding of leverage," Connolly explains, later adding that the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder is "at his best when asked to pull, locate a second-level defender, and carve a more advantageous lane for a running back." More critically, the analyst would like to see Pendleton shore up his core functional strength, noting that at this juncture, he is "more of a technique blocker than a mauler."
Source: SEC Country
May 18 - 6:55 PM

Texas sophomore DT Jordan Elliott will transfer.

Elliott announced his transfer attempt in a Snapchat post. A four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle -- one which Charlie Strong wrestled away from Michigan -- the 6-foot-2, 213-pounder played in six games as a true freshman, recording eight tackles (1.5 for loss). His desired transfer destination is not yet known, but assuming he sticks at the FBS level, he would have to sit out the 2017 season.
May 18 - 5:00 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff believes Missouri junior DE Nate Howard (knee) can help ease some of the burden left by Charles Harris' departure.

Howard had a promising freshman season in 2015, logging 12 tackles and two TFL. A knee injury stole most of his 2016 campaign, but he looks no worse for the wear. Aschoff writes that Howard "looked good during spring practice."
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 3:19 PM


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