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Will Mizzou be giving Drew Lock’s backup a series per game this fall, just because? Nah.

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It was Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley’s turn at the mic again after Tuesday morning’s football practice. The topic: backup QBs.

“It’s been a real good competitive situation, because they all have different strengths,” Dooley said. “Nobody’s really elevated themselves out of the pack.” [...]

The No. 2 quarterback on Missouri’s depth chart for the majority of the 2017 season, [Micah] Wilson, a speedy redshirt sophomore, had been working at wide receiver in the early stages of 2018 spring camp. He has returned to seeing most of his reps at quarterback, though Dooley did not completely shut the door on featuring the sophomore out wide again.

“We’re kind of honing him in at quarterback now,” he said. “We got an early feel, and we kind of reserve the right to go back there (to wide receiver) if we think it can help us.”

Unless Drew Lock gets hurt, though*, there’s time to figure these things out — there will be no “give the backup a series, just for prep” approach.

It appears the coaches don’t have a concrete plan to give any of Missouri’s three backup quarterbacks some game action this fall to help prepare them to possibly replace Lock.

“We’re not going to force it,” offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Derek Dooley said Tuesday. “We’re going to play our best quarterback as long as we need him.”

* Knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood.

I’m going to assume the backup incumbent, Wilson, eventually takes the job, but I do like between Wilson, Jack Lowary, Taylor Powell, and Lindsey Scott Jr., you’ve got a nice, diverse set of skill sets to choose from.

One more note from yesterday’s practice, by the way: we won’t be seeing Isaiah Miller in the spring game. Bummer.


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Posted by Mizzou Athletics on Monday, April 9, 2018