COLUMBIA, Mo- On Tuesday, the University of Missouri’s Head Football Coach, Eli Drinkwitz addressed the press via zoom call.
This season keeps on demonstrating that no matter how hard you prep, Coronavirus takes no prisoners.
Coach Drinkwitz began this morning’s press conference by saying he hates the situation that South Carolina is currently faced with. He went on to say that he wishes the best for Will Muschamp going forward.
Missouri is coming off back-to-back bye weeks for the first time in God knows how long. The Tigers are headed into week 18 of the 2020 college football season, but have only played 5 games up to this point.
“The seniors on this football team have worked so hard, and we’re looking forward to getting them any opportunity to play,” Coach Drinkwitz explained.
Coach said that they spent their second bye week a little differently. Last Friday, the team simulated a fourth quarter scrimmage to keep players in some sort of rhythm.
The Tigers’ last game was played on Halloween, so by this coming Saturday, it will have been 3 straight weeks without a snap of real football. That’s bizarre considering the fact they’re halfway through the season.
This weekend’s matchup against South Carolina is an interesting one. The Gamecocks are 12th in the SEC in passing yards per game and have allowed an SEC-high 18 touchdown passes. To make matters worse, two of their starting corners, Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu have decided to opt out of the season due to Covid-19.
Despite the fact that South Carolina is crippled defensively heading into this week, Coach Drinkwitz doesn’t want there to be an easy mindset headed into the game.
“It’s more about us and how we execute our game rather than worrying about who’s going to be playing for them (South Carolina).”
Coach has continuously commended his team all year for their ability to push through obstacles despite all the challenges that have arisen. We’ll find out the winner of the battle of Columbia this Saturday, hopefully.