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Missouri football fall camp updates: O’shae Clark to transfer, Beckner wows and a walk-on could soon earn a scholarship

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Mizzou's O’shae Clark will transfer; Barry Odom talks Coaches’ Poll | The Kansas City Star

“We’re going to help him do that,” Odom said. “We wish him the best, hope he graduates and has a very productive life. We’re helping him find out where he wants to go.”

Columbia Daily Tribune | Camp notes: Dubinski impressing at center.

“We talk about it in the offensive line room: If we had 11 Jonah Dubinskis on our offense, we’d probably be one of the hard-nosed offenses of all-time,” right tackle Paul Adams said. “He’s one of those guys that’s just going to grit his teeth. He doesn’t care who he’s going against. He’s going to go up and give him his all. He’s a technician, as well. He gets pissed off when he makes the wrong step, whether it’s an inch or two to the right.”

And yet, Dubinski is still a walk-on ... for now.

Beckner's comeback tour draws rave reviews at Mizzou | Eye on the Tigers | stltoday.com

“Yesterday was his best day since I’ve been here,” Odom said. “I haven’t had a chance to go through the video today, but I saw a couple things yesterday that were off the charts good. Now we’ve got to do it day to day to day and put it back to back and be consistent. He can do that. You’ve got a chance inside with a lot of combinations of guys to be a pretty good group.”

“His quickness seemed like it was back,” Odom added. “He’s more explosive now than he’s ever been. His physical strength out here is a lot more impressive than say a bench press number.”

Ish Witter earns Mizzou staff's trust through tenacity, intelligence | The Kansas City Star

It’s one of the many under-appreciated traits for Witter, who started 10 games last season and finished with 162 carries for 750 yards with six touchdowns, all career-highs.

“He’s not unappreciated by his coach, trust me,” Ford said. “To maybe some of the fans he’s not the flashiest guy in the world, but he just is a blue-collar, go-to-work, put-his-hat-on-and-get-the-job-done kind of guy.”

Witter doesn’t make a lot of defenders miss and only owns three runs longer than 20 yards among 315 career carries.

Will any college football team score 100 points again? Probably Not.

"That would be really cool," says Drew Lock, who threw for five touchdowns in Missouri's 79-0 rout of Delaware State last September -- the highest point total of the 2016 season. The Tigers opened up a 58-0 lead before both teams agreed to play 10-minute quarters in the second half. Lock says it might be tough in SEC country, but he believes reaching 100 is feasible in the right circumstances.

Mitch Hill has started his Mizzou Football: Position Previews Part 1 over on KTGR.

Tolton's McCarty, Hickman's Kent make commitments to Missouri

Also this week, Hickman senior Jeremiah Kent announced his commitment to be the next Columbia wrestler to compete at Missouri. Kent’s commitment gives Brian Smith and his staff three Columbia 2018 signees, including the Tolton duo of Brock Mauller and Jarrett Jacques.

Joe Walljasper has a new weekly column over on PowerMizzou where he writes, "I suspect I often will provide little more than recycled toilet paper." I recommend checking it out.


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Arizona Cardinals' Evan Boehm settling in nicely after switch to guard

“With every day I feel like I’m getting better at it,” said Boehm, a four-year starter at center while at Missouri. “It’s a new spot and I’m still learning it, but I think my confidence from OTAs and minicamp to right now has definitely gone up.. I’m starting to understand the plays a lot more and starting to understand the concepts of the plays and the more we do certain things in different ways.”


In other news, today is the last day of that “next week” Michael Porter Jr. suggested was the timetable for Jontay Porter’s reclassification decision. Unless you count weekends like some kind of weirdo.