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Kelly Bryant is the latest Missouri QB to get an invite to the Manning Passing Academy

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Kelly Bryant continues Missouri run of Manning Passing Academy counselors

On Thursday, Missouri announced that quarterback Kelly Bryant was invited to be a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy this summer.


Did you know that Missouri’s last four starting quarterbacks have now all been Manning Passing Academy counselors? That streak started with James Franklin in 2013 and then continued with Maty Mauk in 2015. Drew Lock was invited in 2017 but couldn’t participate because of some weird mandate from then-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. However, he did participate in 2018.

Now, Bryant continues that string of Missouri quarterbacks. In another twist, Bryant joins former Clemson teammate Trevor Lawarence — the guy who took his job in Clemson — as counselors at the camp. Bryant wasn’t on the initial list of counselors, but was added on Thursday.

The Manning Passing Academy takes place June 27-30 at Nicholls State in Thibodeaux, La.

Missouri’s offensive line getting noticed

This is pretty lofty praise from a dude that knows what he’s talking about:

Missouri’s offensive line should be getting much more attention than it is already. I know we spend a lot of time talking about Kelly Bryant and Larry Rountree and Albert Okwuegbunam, but Missouri’s line play has been a strength the last two seasons and that’s going to continue this year. It’s that line that ultimately will allow this offense to shift directions a bit with Bryant and still be balanced and explosive.

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