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Gary Pinkel on Aldon Smith, Harold Brantley and the defensive line

Consider this your Sunday Live Thread

First, Gary Pinkel ended Saturday's practice by addressing the recent arrest of Aldon Smith as well as that of Sheldon Richardson.

MU Notes: The "Sympathy for Smith, Richardson" edition - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

"Both those guys, we never had any discipline problems. Sheldon had some academic issues but, other than that, no discipline problems. None," Pinkel said. "Aldon was never a problem. Ever."

Pinkel on Aldon Smith: 'It breaks my heart' : Dave Matter

"I care about them. This isn’t about Mizzou football. They were great kids here. Never got in any trouble or anything like that. They’re having some problems. People have that. I just want them to get them fixed so they can have a great life."

I think I agree with the general sentiment that while #MizzouMade was a fine sentiment with the right intentions but at this point you can't have it both ways.

Rebuilt Mizzou D-line ready to move forward : Dave Matter

Back at Mizzou, Brantley’s teammates along the defensive line are focused on replacing his production and leadership. He’s attended the first three preseason practices, getting around in a golf cart or wheelchair. They still need his presence around the team, defensive end Walter Brady said.

I caught a look of Harold Brantley in said golf cart.

Speaking about the defensive line, here's AJ Logan talking to freshman Tyrell Jacobs

University of Missouri Athletics - Mizzou Moves Fan Day to East Concourse at Memorial Stadium

Due to excessive heat in the forecast on Sunday (Aug. 9), Mizzou Football has moved its annual Fan Appreciation Day to the East Concourse of Memorial Stadium rather than the originally-planned Faurot Field. Fans should enter through Gate 1 of Memorial Stadium (north side). The event will begin at 3:15 p.m. and last until 4:45 p.m. as originally scheduled. Admission to Fan Appreciation Day is free and fans are encouraged to bring a factory sealed bottle of water of an empty water bottle that can be refilled.

Fall Camp is closed to the media today but fans can meet the players and get one item autographed. If you have a favorite piece of autographed Mizzou gear, please show us!

If you don't have any signed Mizzou stuff (or you just want even more), which player on this year's team would you want to meet and why?