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Tuesday presser highlights: “One play is never going to define any one individual.”

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Mizzou Football moves on from Auburn mistakes, prepares for Goliath

Tuesday afternoon was press conference day, per usual, and the local media chatted with Drink, Blake Baker, and various members of the defense. Let’s check out some highlights:

From Parker’s press conference notebook:

On how to get past the Auburn loss and how the defense has improved:

“Get back into it, don’t let it phase us,” Dameon Wilson said, regarding the team’s mindset after being down early. “Just make plays.”

“Our confidence each week has gone up, especially our confidence and comfort level with the scheme,” Joseph Charleston said.

On Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett’s progress in his senior season:

“He’s (Bennett) like a coach on the field. He is so efficient,” Baker said. “As soon as the ball is coming to him, he knows where he wants to go with it. He’s able to work through his progressions and is very smart with the ball. He’ll be one of the smartest quarterbacks we play all season.”

On Georgia’s other threats:

“They utilize both of those guys in so many creative ways,” Baker said. When asked if he had seen any other teams use guys of that size in the ways UGA does, Baker’s answer was the Kansas City Chiefs. In the NFL.

Here’s some additional notes.

From the Trib’s Matt Stahl, who covered, among other topics, the unfortunate errors that spoiled Missouri’s chance at a SEC road win. This, as we all regrettably know, included Mevis’ recent kicking woes and that dropsie by Nate Peat.

“It was a mistake,” Drinkwitz said. “We all learn from it, we all grow from it and we move on. To err is human. I don’t think there’s anybody in here that doesn’t have something in their past that they wish they could do different. You can’t. All you can do is learn from it. Those things don’t have to define you, they can help shape you and mold you to the person you want to become.”

On a couple positives despite the negativity surrounding the loss:

“The No. 1 thing I take away from that game is the fight that our team demonstrated after that second touchdown,” Drinkwitz said. “We preached all week, start fast, and we did not. We did the exact opposite of that. But our team ran to the fight.”

“Our defense never complained,” Drinkwitz said. “They never pointed fingers. They were encouraging us the whole time.”

On to the Links!

Side note: GO CARDS.


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Mizzou in the Pros/Hodgepodge

From the IG stories, so I just screenshotted it….

DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU….. Smith (and former Kentucky Wildcat, Tyler Herro)
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