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2013 Mizzou Walkthrough: What do the Tigers have to offer this fall?

A position-by-position look at the Mizzou roster heading into the 2013 season.

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UGa rebuilds on D, shines on O

Georgia's makes enough mistakes to give you hope, then makes enough plays to snuff it out. This is an explosive team, one flawed enough on defense to in no way be the SEC East favorite (the Dawgs are one of three favorites, basically), but one that is terrifying once it gets rolling.

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Toledo's got weapons to test you

With a shaky defense, Toledo could be the most MACtion team in the MAC this year, and the points could add up accordingly.

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Murray State will test Mizzou's secondary

The Racers averaged 51 pass attempts per game last year, but defense held them back considerably.

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Who backs up Webb at FS?

The top three safeties on the totem pole are clear. After that? Depends on the day.

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Young LBs jockeying for position in 2014

One or two youngsters will find themselves as at least a minor part of the linebacker rotation. But they've been turning heads in practice for quite a while now.

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Foster vs. youth for #4 DT

Can Marvin Foster hold off Nate Crawford and a bounty of true freshmen to keep his spot in the DT rotation?

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Who else finds a niche at DE?

The top three on the defensive ends totem pole are pretty obvious. Who's No. 4? No. 5? And what do we make of these bigger youngsters?

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QBs and desserts

We've been so spoiled at Mizzou over the last decade with solid quarterbacking until last year. I was so spoiled growing up with an accomplished pastry chef as my mom. This is why Mizzou fans can act like spoiled children during one down year and why my BMI is somewhere north of 120.

Consider this the day's overflow thread.

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Does experience = improvement on OL interior?

Thanks to injuries, Mizzou had neither experience nor depth in the middle of the line last year. It has both this year, but is there enough pure talent to lead to offensive improvement?

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Mizzou seasoned, serviceable at tackle

Perhaps the depth still isn't what it should be, but Mizzou has some interesting names, new and old, at offensive tackle.

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Boehm is already the anchor

Mizzou's most highly touted line recruit moves from guard to center and becomes the anchor of a scarred line looking to rebound.

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Who else snares some targets in 2013?

There is probably room for one more receiver to fit in the rotation. Who will it be?

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DGB has it

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White, Steward search for a role

If Mizzou desires a bigger back, there are a couple of interesting ones further down the depth chart.

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Hansbrough forces his way into the rotation

The sophomore looks to build on a tremendous spring.

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How many ways can Murphy provide value?

The junior is one of the best return men and No. 3 running backs in the country.

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Henry Josey is back

Rejoice.

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Printz and Hosick wait their turn

The passer-who's-an-athlete and the athlete-who's-a-passer could make the 2014 quarterbacks race pretty interesting.

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Berkstresser and the bounce back

The sophomore struggled in an impossible situation a year ago.

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Mauk vs. comparisons

It's easy to be excited about the Mauk era, whether you think it will start in 2013, 2014, or beyond.

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Franklin is polite and polarizing

The senior from Lake Dallas high school gets one last shot to prove himself.

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Pinkel assistants are mostly familiar

New receivers coach Pat Washington joins a familiar bunch on Gary Pinkel's staff.

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Steckel: not a gambler

The former Marine enters his fifth year as Mizzou's defensive coordinator. What is a Steckel defense? And what will Steckel's defense manage in 2013?

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Pinkel at a crossroads

We begin the 2013 Walkthrough series with the man at the top of the Mizzou totem pole.

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