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The DL crop is looking good, the medical staff gets some defense, Kendial Lawrence scores, and ... Willy Mo always ready.

Willy Mo always ready.
Willy Mo always ready.

1. Practice reports
Tigers Put on Pads for First Time in 2013

Senior LB Andrew Wilson and junior DT Lucas Vincent combined to stuff junior TB Henry Josey for a short gain at one point in the scrimmaging, but Josey later got even as he burst up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown run against the #1 unit. To end the third period, Franklin and Sasser connected for a gain of around 15 yards on a third down to score points for the offense. On the play, Franklin showed impressive arm strength, as he threaded the needle and placed the ball perfectly in the breadbasket of Sasser, past the diving arms of a defender. Senior CB Tyler Davis made a big play for the reserve defense a few plays earlier, when he stepped in front of a pass in the flat and ran it back the other way for what would have been a pick six touchdown.

KC Star
MU football preseason depth chart

PowerMizzou: Camp Notebook: 8/5
PowerMizzou: Camp Q&A: David Johnson
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Darvin Ruise
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Offensive Line 8/5
PowerMizzou: PMTV-HD: Gary Pinkel 8/5
PowerMizzou: Monday Camp Photos

Defensive tackle Dequinton Osborne was a very late addition to the 2013 signing class, visiting and signing with the Tigers in early June.

"We have a lot of players we keep an eye on all the time," Pinkel said. "I think he's a little overweight now but he's got great quickness."

Like so often early in camp this year, Pinkel used a question about one freshman tackle to talk about the entire group. So far, Pinkel has not been shy about praising the quartet of Josh Augusta, Nate Crawford, A.J. Logan and Osborne

"Coach Kul, we evaluate personnel every single day," Pinkel said. "It's what we do. We're going to go in there today starting at twelve o'clock and watch the whole practice and I'll start with the offensive line, go through the whole board and talk about every player. Coach Kul said this is the best group of young defensive linemen we've ever had since we've been here, as a group. That's saying a lot. You go into his room and look at all the guys in his room that have played in the NFL -- and I'm not saying they're going to play in the NFL, I'm just telling. And he's real conservative. He's not the kind of guy that runs out, you have to prove things to him. I'm real encouraged by that group of guys."

Mizzou Network
Fall Camp 2013: Day Five Report

2. Profiles

Kony Ealy
The Missourian: Kony Ealy ready to be Missouri football team's next great defensive lineman

Donovan Bonner
The Trib: Bonner finally in line to shine

Darius White
Fox Sports MW: Former star Longhorns recruit Darius White is ready for second chance at Mizzou

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou backup QBs haven't conceded race

PowerMizzou: Realizing their potential

Aarion Penton
We Are Mizzou: Rookie Spotlight: Aarion Penton

Equipment Staff
Mizzou Network: Fall Camp 2013: Mizzou Equipment Staff

3. Defending the medical staff

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Camp Notes: Pinkel wishes Harneet Gill well, says 'sometimes things happen'
The Trib: Foot injury led to anguish for Gill - Columbia Daily Tribune
Post-Dispatch: Pinkel extols Mizzou training staff
KC Star: Pinkel defends MU training staff after injured freshman leaves team
Post-Dispatch: Former receiver defends Mizzou training staff

4. In the pros

The Falcoholic: Sean Weatherspoon Leaves Practice Due to Injury
CBS Sports: Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon suffers badly dislocated finger

Big Cat Country: Jaguars depth chart: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne both listed as No. 1 QB Blaine Gabbert gets all first-team reps
Big Cat Country: Football Outsiders on the Jaguars: Is Blaine Gabbert salvageable?

The Trib: Daniel's 1st game is not all business

Tim Barnes
Fox Sports MW: Former Mizzou lineman Tim Barnes talks NFL training camp

We Are Mizzou: Mizzou Made: Kendial Lawrence Scores First NFL Touchdown

Willy Mo
We Are Mizzou: Former Mizzou Captain Release Song for 2013 Season


Swimming & Diving Tigers Record Five Top-Eight Finishes at U.S. Open

The Missourian: Columbia and Missouri athletics preparing for 2014 SEC Tennis Championships

6. DC: Tonight

For those in DC who don't live in the comments section, I'm flying to our nation's capital in a few hours, and we're meeting at Fado (about 50 steps from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop) around 6ish. Some are coming later. Be there or be square.