(Columbia) The Missouri Tiger football team opened fall camp Monday in Columbia. Eli Drinkwitz is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Tigers. He says one of the messages of camp is “togetherness.”
The Tigers are coming off back-to-back 6-7 seasons with two bowl losses. Drinkwitz is hoping that competition will bring the best out of his guys.
The quarterback competition is the one everyone will have their eyes on. Junior Brady Cook started every game for the Tigers last year, throwing for 2,724 yards and 14 touchdowns to go against seven interceptions. While he’ll get the first-team reps, coach Drink says to look out for University of Miami transfer Jake Garcia and redshirt freshman Sam Horn.
Drinkwitz is also looking forward to seeing the offensive linemen compete for playing time.
Mizzou began camp in the newly-opened Stephens Indoor Facility. The $33 million facility, which sits next to the South End Zone Complex at Faurot Field, is 86,400 square feet and includes a full-length field, upper-floor viewing lobby and indoor tailgating space. The Tigers begin the season at home on Thursday, August 31st against South Dakota at 7 o’clock. You can listen to every Mizzou football game on AM-800 KREI, AM-1400 KJFF and mymoinfo.com.