1. The South Endzone Project won’t be the only novelty at Faurot Field this fall
Missouri announced on Tuesday that its team bench will move from the East sideline to the West, meaning that the team will now be in front of the alumni stands with the opposing team in front of the student section.
If you’ll recall, this desire to move from the East sideline to the West was brought up in 2017, and was not met with enthusiasm by Missouri’s student section, The Tiger’s Lair. At that time, if Missouri made the change, it would also have to shift the student section to meet SEC guidelines.
However, with the construction of the South Endzone Project causing logistical issues, it appears the student section doesn’t have to move after all — at least for this season.
In order to implement this plan for the 2018 season, Mizzou asked for and received a waiver from the SEC’s Commissioner’s Regulations, which do not permit the visiting team bench to be directly in front of the student section. The waiver was granted based upon the unique circumstances associated with the on-going construction, the natural buffer that exists between the visiting team bench and student sections at Memorial Stadium, the lack of alternate routes available to prevent the teams from crossing paths when entering/exiting the field and Mizzou’s commitment to secure the visiting team bench area.
So, in the end, Barry Odom gets his wish to switch sidelines, and the Tiger’s Lair stays in its same place.
Again, at least for this season.
2. Jordan Barnett! My man!
The former Missouri forward inked a training-camp contract with the Milwaukee Bucks after a standout summer session.
That’s one step closer to making the roster for Barnett.
As a senior in 2017-18, @JBounce33 averaged 13.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 32 games (all starts) with the Tigers while shooting 44.9% from the field and 41.4% from 3-point range. pic.twitter.com/RYHcoR6kuR— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 7, 2018
3. Chase Daniel: Well-paid NFL back-up, and also a natural TV personality
I think Mizzou’s old QB1 has a career on-camera ahead of him, after his lucrative career as a back-up quarterback ends.
Best way to go undercover in front of your own teammates at #BearsCamp?— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 7, 2018
A bucket hat, of course. pic.twitter.com/sCPc1Y8nI2
4. Former Missouri DE Walter Brady finds a new home
This will be Brady’s third FBS college in total. After his dismissal from Missouri before the 2016 season, Brady went to Middle Tennessee State where he had 3.5 sacks and 5 tackles-for-loss in his only season there in 2017.
Extremely grateful for the opportunity to earn my masters degree and finish my collegiate career under the leadership of Coach Bowden & Coach Stroud. This is a one of a kind championship program that has the greatest recipe for success and development of young men. #GoZips pic.twitter.com/sJXq9W3BPn— 56Night〽️ares (@GrindFor10) August 7, 2018
Brady announced his intent to transfer from MTSU in mid-June.
5. Letters from camp
No practice on Tuesday means it’s a slow day in camp content. The team will be back at it on Wednesday morning.
The Columbia Missourian writes about Andy Hill, the long-tenured Missouri coach who is now the special teams coordinator.
Another Alex Ofodile profile, this time courtesy of PowerMizzou.com.
The Kansas City Star takes a look at Emanuel Hall’s transition to Missouri’s top receiving target.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Missouri made the top-7 for 2019 3-star G Mario McKinney, from St. Louis.
- PowerMizzou.com breaks down the film of two of Missouri’s recent commits in OT Thalen Robinson and WR Maurice Massey (PAYWALL).