Spring Football Reports
Walk-on TE Austin Ray, from Rock Bridge, is out with a broken finger in his right hand he suffered during practice March 19.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) March 31, 2015
G Brad McNulty and S Cortland Browning are back but limited in practice. WR Nate Brown, S Tavon Ross, RB Morgan Steward still out.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) March 31, 2015
Practice Updates: All about the offensive line
It's probably worth checking out David Morrison's post just for the The "12 Labours of Connor McGovern"
The senior right guard that haileth from Fargo
Offers training tips to his linemates, sans embargo.
Benching nearly five bills, squatting 785,
He designed a home gym at which he could thrive.
"The fact it looks like a dungeon is probably my favorite," McGovern said of his basement workout facility. "It feels like the old-school bodybuilding gyms that are always in the rundown part of town. You just see concrete walls. I like that aspect of it. I have all the weights I need and, whoever wants to" can "come over and work out. It's fun."
Via Connor McGovern's Instagram, we can get a glimpse into his own private dungeon:
Here’s the advantage to having a veteran offensive line:
They can adjust on the fly, even in the middle of a live 11-on-11 drill. Boehm decided during Tuesday’s practice that the line needed to add an extra call to keep from tipping their blocking assignments to the defense. In the middle of a series, Boehm asked Ricker if they could try his idea. They did. It worked. "He trusts us 100 percent and we trust him 100 percent," Boehm said. "It’s going to be a fun season this year."
"If you were to watch the offensive line and (someone) said, ‘Pick out the newcomer,’ I don’t think you really could," Boehm said. "I think Clay’s holding his own and doing a great job. … When you take ownership like that and you want to get better like that, he’s destined to be a great player."
Writing about Missouri's O-line for tomorrow's P-D. Seniors have raved about RT Clay Rhodes, only guy on 1st-team line who hasn't started— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) April 1, 2015
If you need more of a mental image on how big McGovern is, chew on this -- in New York City with his family two years ago, McGovern wanted to get a banded tattoo on his right bicep. Sitting at King's Avenue Tattoo, McGovern was told it would take three hours.
Instead, it lasted six hours, keeping him from attending a Phish concert at Madison Square Garden with his family.
"Not that Phish isn't a great band, but I was OK with missing that concert," McGovern said.