The KC Star began a spring recap series yesterday with a look at Mizzou’s quarterback position. Yes, Drew Lock is an obvious starter, but the backup race has certainly gotten pretty interesting, especially with Jack Lowary’s big spring game.
Nobody other quarterback on the Tigers’ roster will have played a single down at the NCAA Division I level, so Lock also has to morph into a mentor role now for sophomore Jack Lowary, redshirt freshman Micah Wilson and eventually incoming freshman Taylor Powell.
“Jack and Micah both come out and compete every single day and push me,” Lock said. “They both bring something a little different. Jack’s a great mind guy, who helps me out whenever I need it, and Micah physically out here on the field pushes me to be my best as well. It’s a good combination with both of them.”
If nothing else, the race to replace Lock in (probably) 2019 could be pretty intriguing, especially if Mizzou somehow retains all the quarterbacks involved at that point — Lowary would be a senior, Wilson a junior, Powell a redshirt sophomore, and James Foster II a redshirt freshman.
So who do you think ends up No. 2 heading into the season?
Who becomes Drew Lock’s primary backup in 2017?
This poll is closed
Jack Lowary (So.)
Micah Wilson (RSFr.)
Taylor Powell (Fr.)
Also in the football realm:
- Josh Augusta says giving up Gumby’s was the hardest part of losing weight for the draft. As Pokey Stix were my midnight food of choice in college, I can relate. (You mix the ranch and marinara together, and *kisses fingers*.)
- According to an interview with PowerMizzou, four-star Alabama defensive tackle Alfred Thomas has Mizzou in his top 2. That’s both exciting and awkward — one assumes Mizzou would have no problem taking an awesome defensive tackle, but does that make the math awkward in the recruitment of St. Louis four-stars Trevor Trout and Michael Thompson? Eh, good problem to have. I encourage the Tigers to develop this problem.
- Your reminder that Michael Porter Jr. is absurdly good at putting the basketball in the basket.
(A rather easy pick there, huh?)
- Lordy, tonight’s Mizzou Baseball game at Missouri State is pretty big. The Tigers have slipped to 61st in RPI, and while a team that low could still get in, any lower and things get particularly dicey. Mizzou has let a lot of games slip away of late. A win tonight in Springfield would be pretty big.
- Guess who’s back.