8 days to WVU
Thursday’s practice was treated like a Thursday game-week practice, Odom said, and Friday, after practice, the team will go to a hotel and pretend as if it was on a road trip. On Saturday, the team will start practice around the same time as next week’s game in Morgantown, W.V, which is slated for an 11 a.m. kickoff (noon Eastern).
"We need it, I need it, just to go through the 48-hour preparation part as we get closer to the game," Odom said. … "I don’t want the first time that all these guys have been through it being next week, so it will be good experience for us all."
Drew Lock on Missouri using two QBs this year pic.twitter.com/ydffZYTM2v— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016
More Odom changes:
The Tigers will have four or five captains each week, not necessarily the same four or five players all season. He’s suggested underclassmen will be eligible. Odom doesn’t want leadership roles to be limited to just four seniors. Under Gary Pinkel, the team voted for four captains on the first day of preseason camp: two offensive players, two defensive players. Odom wants more than four leaders on the team.
Odom: "You can take 70 (players) on a trip. I want 70 leaders."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016
And one more change:
Odom: Coordinators Cross & Heupel will coach on the field in games, not the press box— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016
Asked if he was confident he would see the field this year #Mizzou QB Marvin Zanders said "Unless there's an eclipse or something."— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) August 25, 2016
Missouri offensive guard Kevin Pendleton with early candidate for quote of the year: pic.twitter.com/lXLJ8DeFhc— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016
Senior LB Michael Scherer on his personal goal to catch coach Barry Odom in the Mizzou record book: pic.twitter.com/nhdmSR5GRj— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) August 26, 2016
Kentrell Brothers had 152 tackles last year in 12 games so it's not impossible for Scherer to hit 147— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016