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Larry Three-Sticks just might be THE key to the season (assuming it happens, of course)

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Mizzou’s elder statesman, Larry Three-Sticks, is ready for his final season

Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a great piece about senior running back Larry Rountree III (Larry Three-Sticks) and how he’s a key piece — maybe THE key piece — to a team that has a new staff, a yet to be determined quarterback — there are 5 currently on the roster, and little receiver experience, among other issues. This means the elder statesman just might be the most important player on Coach Drink’s roster.

With a passing game short on continuity and chemistry, a proven running back of Rountree’s caliber is a treasured asset. With 2,748 rushing yards over three seasons, Rountree ranks sixth all time on Mizzou’s career rushing list with a strong chance to become the program’s most prolific rushing back in team history — by October.

According to Matter, the senior might be in luck. His new coach has been very successful thus far when having a productive, high-volume running back at his disposal.

As for how Larry Three-Sticks is approaching his senior season, the accolades don’t matter. On the media Zoom call last week, he said this:

“It’s my senior year. We’ve got nothing to lose,” he added. “If at the end of the day I can leave here second or first all-time rushing, that’ll take care of itself by us winning ball games.”

I highly suggest reading the story to find out more info from Rountree, what Drink might run formation-wise given the lack of practices, as well as stats from Drink’s time with productive running backs.


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