There have been many questions surrounding the Missouri football program as of late. Aside from the recent question of, “What went wrong against Kentucky?”, something many were curious about was the health of star wide receiver Emanuel Hall.
The senior showed out in the Tigers’ first three games, racking up 18 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns — including two 171-yard performances to open up the season. But a groin injury limited Hall’s production against Georgia and has sidelined him for the four games following.
With a newly-implemented rule that states one can play four games and still redshirt, many thought Hall should sit out the rest of the season to get healthy and come back next year for his final year of eligibility. With some fans dubbing this season a lost cause, they hoped that would happen to help out next year’s team. “Imagine Hall and Kelly Bryant,” some were surely thinking.
But if Hall feels good enough to play, he’s damn well going to.
Head coach Barry Odom confirmed today that Hall redshirting is off the table, as the wide out said he can play the next four games. Odom added that Hall “looked awesome” in Tuesday’s practice.
Missouri could’ve used Hall in last week’s loss to Kentucky, as the Tigers couldn’t muster up a single first down in the entire second half. While many blamed referees on the final two plays, Missouri should’ve put the game away early if the offense got anything going in the third of fourth quarter.
Odom said Tuesday that Missouri sent the last-second defensive pass interference call against DeMarkus Acy to the SEC for evaluation, but hasn’t received any feedback yet.