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Mizzou kicks off school, and the football depth chart is shaping up

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Back to school, back to school, prove to Truman I’m not a fool...

Yesterday was the first day of school at Mizzou in the 2021-2022 school year, and there was plenty of first-day-of-school content flowing on the ole Twitter sphere. But first... maybe we get to some sports content?

Dave Matter has covered some of this in his recent weekend articles, but he clarified in Monday’s article that Mizzou’s starting offensive and defensive units are starting to take shape. I found this bit to be particularly interesting (and more than a little maddening given the weekend’s injury news.)

Up front, three veteran defensive ends have emerged who will command most of the snaps: Trajan Jeffcoat, Isaiah McGuire and Chris Turner. Inside is no different, where three veteran tackles will consume most of the playing time: Akial Byers, Darius Robinson and Kobie Whiteside. A couple of freshmen have been pushing for roles in tackle Mekhi Wingo and end Kyran Montgomery, but Montgomery suffered a season-ending torn ACL knee injury Saturday, he announced on Instagram. Wingo, a rookie from De Smet High, could push for the fourth tackle job along with junior college transfers Realus George Jr. and Daniel Robledo.

Mekhi Wingo! Way to go, my guy! It would be quite refreshing to see Mekhi Wingo earn some legitimate reps in his true freshman season. However, it’s equally as disappointing to lose Montgomery after reading that he’d apparently endeared himself to the staff early. Missouri will need some more ends to step up and cover... maybe Travion Ford?

Anyway, we’ll know more in the coming week or so. For now, let’s get to that cute school content that parents just love.

The Mizzou women’s team also greeted fellow students out on campus, handing out snacks, water and other goodies in an attempt to create some buzz for the coming season.

In addition, the men’s program decided to highlight Anton Brookshire on his first day of college. It’s the kind of cute, “first day of school,” content that’s liable to make every parent tear up.

But in case watching kids grow up isn’t your bag, maybe some good university-related news will do the trick? Dave Matter reports that Mizzou is bragging on an increase in enrollment!

Hey, 1% is 1%. We’ll take it.

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