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Missouri's been great in short yardage with Josh Augusta, but winning the Piesman will take creativity

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Here are today's Mizzou Links.

On Wednesday's SEC teleconference, Barry Odom discussed the genesis of the Josh Augusta short yardage package.

On the genesis of the short-yardage package with Augusta …

"Last January, when the staff got together and started going through winter conditioning and building ideas offensively and defensively, that’s one thing that Coach" Josh "Heupel looked at on having a chance. The last 12 to 15 years, there hasn’t really been a fullback-type body recruited to Missouri, and then the schematic changes offensively that we’re going through, we had a couple tight ends, bigger bodied, that were able to do it and wanting to do some different things offensively, and as we will moving forward, being able to get the roster to the way that you want it, to be able to recruit those guys that can play on the line of scrimmage, can play in the backfield, can do some different things. We moved a lot of guys around. Josh Augusta is 360 pounds and has got really good feet and pretty good body position and plays with leverage, so we had an opportunity to get him involved. He’s done a nice job of embracing that role and the opportunity to go help our team."

Mizzou ranks 11th in the country with an 81.1% power success rate, so it's safe to say that short yardage is the least of the Tigers' concerns. But for Augusta to fulfill his destiny as a Piesman contender, Josh Heupel's going to need to get creative.

You've got Last Chance U's Ronald Ollie...

You've got Harold Damn Brantley and some of his teammates...

Four words for Coach Heupel: screen pass to glory. Third-and-1 from, say, midfield or so? Screen to fullback No. 97. Or at least a sweep. All I'm going to say. Let's make this happen.

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