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FOOTBALL ROSTER NEWS.
#Mizzou football roster updates: T.J. Warren, Raymond Wingo and Jerod Alton are transferring. OL Pompey Coleman is retiring from football for medical reasons as a result of a broken leg suffered as a senior in high school.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) February 20, 2018
I mean, it’s one thing to stop recruiting St. Louis ... it’s another to start pushing StL products off the team am I right? (I kid.)
With the current scholarship count (still over 85), Mizzou was bound to lose six to eight players from the roster, and none of these are particularly surprising. Ray Wingo didn’t see the field last season, while T.J. Warren and Jerod Alton combined for 19.0 tackles as backups.
I’m a little surprised by Alton, simply because he had a reasonably clear path to at least the second string at cornerback, but none of these guys were going to be starting this year.
You have to feel for Pompey Coleman, though. He scored an SEC offer, then suffered a weird injury at the very start of his senior year. Mizzou still has eight other linemen signed in the 2017 and 2018 classes, so depth doesn’t appear it will be an issue, but that’s a “what could have been” situation right there.
- Mizzou is recruiting an offensive lineman named [checks notes] [checks notes again] Justin Britt. Hmm. Seems familiar for some reason.
- If the women’s NCAA Tournament started today, Mizzou would be a No. 3 seed. (That doesn’t necessarily mean a spot in the Kansas City region, though.) Homegrown talents, ftw.
- It’s off to the Mary Nutter Classic for Mizzou Softball. The Tigers will play BYU and No. 12 Arizona on Thursday, UNC on Friday, Wisconsin and Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, and (gulp) No. 3 UCLA on Sunday.
- Ja’Mari Ward: SEC Field Athlete of the Week.
- CLOSER LOOK TIME: Tennessee at Mizzou.