Practices for the East-West Shrine Game began yesterday, and two former Mizzou defenders didn’t waste time trying to stand out. Cornerback Aarion Penton (clocking in at 5’9, 180) and tackle Josh Augusta (6’3, 365!) both made the highlight reel after one day. And Penton is just a bit amped about it.
Went sttttuuuupppiiidddd in practice today , know I made sum today fasho fasho— #RIPGAP#RIPLEEZY (@Miz_Amp_11) January 17, 2017
Missouri CB Aarion Penton with the INT pic.twitter.com/NFAKjR3OsR— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 17, 2017
it do not matter ! CB or Nickel I want that bag # & https://t.co/6cAjOVuKIm— #RIPGAP#RIPLEEZY (@Miz_Amp_11) January 17, 2017
Penton was ninth in the country with 17 passes defensed in 2016 — five picks and 12 breakups.
Missouri DT Josh Augusta staying violent in the bag drills. When he wants to, he can really move. pic.twitter.com/6a28YVdqON— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 17, 2017
Augusta had one of the more unique stat lines we’ll ever see in 2016: 15 solo tackles, eight assists, four tackles for loss, a sack, a breakup ... and two rushing touchdowns.
Good luck to both of them.
- Offensive lineman Tanner Owen has left the team. Never could stay healthy, it seemed.
Redshirt freshman OL Tanner Owen is leaving #Mizzou. Missed last season with health issues. Do not know his future plans at this time.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) January 17, 2017
- Mizzou’s going to have to fight to keep a hold on receiver commit Elijah Gardiner. He just got a huge in-state offer.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Texas pic.twitter.com/xbG5D1c7jn— Eli (@elijahgardiner) January 18, 2017
- Meanwhile, PowerMizzou has a weekend visitor primer and caught up with linebacker commit Aubrey Miller, who is “all in” after hinting he might look around a while back.
- Former Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Henson, overseer of one of Mizzou’s best ever offenses (2013) and maybe its worst ever (2015), has landed at Arizona State.
- BROCK O-LI-VO. *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap* BROCK O-LI-VO *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*
- Oh right, basketball game tonight. The Post-Dispatch and KC Star have your previews. Get psyched.
- Happy anniversary, P-Crawf.