Day 4 of Fall Camp. Weather mimics enthusiasm. Must get from here to Devine for interviews. This is my Everest. pic.twitter.com/aXC1UeSwp7— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 7, 2014
#Mizzou QB coach Andy Hill said the backup competition between Corbin Berkstresser & Eddie Printz has "been pretty even, truthfully."— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) August 7, 2014
"They’re a lot sharper with what we’re putting in," quarterbacks coach Andy Hill said. "Their feet are right, their thoughts are right and they’ve been throwing the ball well. I feel good about them. It’s a great competition there between the 2 and 3 spot, and both those guys are very capable of stepping in and playing.
"Corbin has got probably more of a gun. Eddie has good touch. Both guys are good throwers."
Berkstresser said Printz completes some passes in ways he cannot.
"Eddie can probably throw with a little more touch on the ball than I can," Berkstresser said. "He’s got an ability to put balls in places that I can’t. He’s got nice touch. He gets out of the pocket very well, better than I can. He’s able to dump over short, quick passes that a lot of times I miss or throw too hard. He’s got that type of finesse to him."
Pat Washington bemoaned the loss of Jaleel Clark and his "crafty" skill set. Said someone like DeSean Blair could pick up the mantel.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
Soooooo does this new rule mean we can get paid now or what— Thomas Rićhard (@ThomasRichard_9) August 7, 2014
Mauk had a pass over the middle intended for senior WR Jimmie Hunt, but it was deflected into the air by junior FS Ian Simon. Just when Simon looked like he'd make the interception, Hunt alertly grabbed the spinning ball with an over the shoulder catch to prevent the turnover and turn it into a five-yard gain...
Craig Kuligowski said Josh Augusta is playing heavier than last year, but he also added 100 pounds to his bench.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
So, if you dropped a house on Josh Augusta, he could probably lift it up, scoot out from under it, then set it back down again.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
Kuligowski, on keeping Matt Hoch healthy this season: "We're dipping his feet in holy water after every practice."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
When asked about Harold Brantley, Kuligowski echoed Gary Pinkel: "He's doing a good job in camp so far. Hopefully he'll be playing a lot."— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
Kuligowski said he figures out the starter-backup snap rotation on the line as practices and games go on and people prove themselves to him.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
Markus Golden, for instance, played 10.9% of available snaps against Toledo last year, was up to 46.9% by Cotton Bowl.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) August 7, 2014
Hopefully I know something tomorrow cause it's getting late and I'm trying to be successful— Walter Brady (@GrindFor10) August 7, 2014
Augusta, the gargantuan sophomore tackle, is listed at 300 pounds — just like he was last year. That’s probably a modest number. But …
"Josh is in the best shape of his life," Kuligowski said. "He’s heavier than he was last year. He also put on 100 pounds on his bench (press). His quickness is up there. Right now, I think all the things you go through as a freshman, the second time you go through it, or the third time with spring ball, they start to click. Mentally, he’s even more sharp because it’s becoming more instinctive."
How much can Augusta bench press. More than 400 pounds, Kuligowski said.
"I don’t know," he added. "A lot."
Steckel talked about Hickman grad Grant Jones going from playing "with his paw down" at defensive end and tight end to being an outside linebacker for the Tigers: "It's a learning curve for him. Kind of like with me and math."
A lot of excitement from #Mizzou safeties coach Alex Grinch on freshman Thomas Wilson.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 7, 2014
Cornell Ford on frosh CBs Raymond Wingo, Finis Stribling: "They're probably... two of the best athletes we've had here in a while." #Mizzou— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 7, 2014
With three new starters in the secondary, Missouri is replacing experienced, departing talent with slightly less experienced potential. At safety, Ian Simon has moved back from the nickel position, where he played for most of the past two seasons. [...]
"I think it's been -- I wouldn't call it a seamless transition, because, again, most of his confidence came five yards from the line of scrimmage, now you're 12 and backing up, some of those things. Certainly some things he still needs to work on, but without question, from a confidence standpoint, when you're, call him a 14-game starter in a lot of ways last year depending on the offense we faced, a lot of confidence coming back."