Missouri athletics recently made a bobblehead resembling Drew Lock — or at least they tried to.
“The eyes are brown,” Lock said during media availability Tuesday. “I have very blue eyes. It shows a little forehead, which is a little different look for me.”
It was a great idea, sure; but let’s be honest... this thing looks nothing like the senior gunslinger.
#Mizzou trying to influence my Heisman vote with a bobble head. Still waiting on my Ed Oliver on a horse bobble head so for now Drew Lock is my leader. pic.twitter.com/cJJ6np9TqG— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) August 28, 2018
Missouri’s first media day of the regular season started off on a light note with some subtle jabs on how little the bobblehead really resembles Lock, but then got back to its usual form.
Lock mentioned how he got ex-Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s contact information through Derek Dooley and talked to the now-CBS announcer about how to spend his day leading up to a night game. Missouri’s game against Wyoming Sept. 8 is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and the Tigers could very well have at least one more night game this season to showcase Lock nationally. A few possibilities are Georgia (Sept. 22), South Carolina (Oct. 6), Alabama (Oct. 13) and Florida (Nov. 3).
Barry Odom came to the podium following Lock, commenting that if Lock can live up to the hype he gained this offseason, Missouri will probably have a fairly successful year: “I hope the postseason accolades match up, because that means we played winning football.”
Odom also stressed how starters will practice more against each other this year than before, the true freshman that made the roster will contribute and play more than the four games allotted by a new rule regarding redshirting, and that it’s a matter of situation to see which backup quarterback — Micah Wilson or Taylor Powell — will come into Saturday’s game, if necessary.
Interestingly, as Odom mentioned, he was on the Memphis staff in 2012 when the Skyhawks took down the Tigers. It was UT Martin’s only win over an FBS team in school history.