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2014 Missouri fall camp: Day 2 practice reports

New OL coach A.J. Ricker and his line got a lot of attention (and not for bad reasons) on Day 2 of Missouri's fall camp.


PowerMizzou: Camp Notebook: 8/5

PRINTZ EMULATES FOLES: It's common for younger quarterbacks to watch video of older, established quarterbacks, both from college and the pros. One quarterback that redshirt freshman quarterback Eddie Printz has studied is Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles.

"(The Eagles) are real similar to what we do," Printz said. "So we put their stuff up and see what they do, and then we see our film and get to see what other schools, other colleges do, like UCLA."

Printz and Corbin Berkstresser remain in competition for the second-string quarterback position for the 2014 season.

Running Backs

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou Camp Report Day 2

The Marcus Murphy position change sounds less like an experiment after talking with offensive coordinator Josh Henson. For the second straight practice, the senior tailback worked with the wide receivers as a slot specialist.

"We want to get him as many opportunities as we can to put the ball in his hands," Henson said.

Mizzou planned to use Murphy some as a slot receiver last season but some in-game injuries to tailbacks Henry Josey and Russell Hansbrough depleted depth at the position and kept Murphy in the backfield, Henson said. Did losing wideouts Dorial Green-Beckham (dismissed) and Levi Copelin (suspended) nudge the staff to move Murphy to receiver? Not necessarily.

"We’re trying to put our playmakers in position to make plays," Henson said. "If you look at the pieces coming back (this) year, before some of the attrition you’d still say Marcus Murphy would be one of the top playmakers."

Receiving Corps

Offensive Line



MUTIGERS.COM: Football Training Camp Report - Day Two

Junior CB David Johnson made a nice read and break on a ball in the flat late in the day and swooped in for a pass break up, nearly securing the interception that he likely would have taken the other way if he could have corralled the ball before it was knocked away by the receiver-turned-defender on the play...

Special Teams

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Missouri Fall Camp Notes: The "The Lines, They Are A-Changin'" edition

The seemingly endless cycle of guys fielding kick and punt returns added three more names today -- Trevon Walters, Raymond Wingo and Ish Witter. Some combination of Murphy, Aarion Penton, John Gibson, Ian Simon, Anthony Sherrils and Thomas Wilson have been back there the first two days as well.