* On Cam Hilton moving to wideout: "He's a great athlete. He's just got to learn more. It's real exciting to have him there. The transition is difficult but for a guy like that, it'll be easier." [...]
* On Ish Witter: "I think it's better when you're splitting time with a couple guys and staying fresh. We had to over-run him a little bit and that's probably not good for him. I think Russell can be very close to being 100 percent all game there." [...]
* Pinkel on the young wideouts: "Seven weeks ago, wow, I'm going out to practice and getting depressed. But they're getting better, and it's neat to see that. It's a talented group of players."
He did expand on the situation when asked if Chappell moved back to right tackle for good, or if he would still play left guard, explaining that Chappell is basically an insurance policy should Crawford struggle with his ankle during Tuesday's practice.
"Can we move him in Wednesday at guard?," Pinkel asked. "Yeah, we can do that."
What makes Crawford's return more interesting to watch, however, is Missouri's opponent. Florida is ranked second in the SEC in both sacks and tackles-for-loss. According to Ricker, Crawford's health will be closely monitored, knowing the challenge he'll have against an imposing defensive front.
A Lock offense
Against South Carolina’s base defense, featuring two deep safeties, Mizzou hoped to sustain drives with shorter throws underneath the coverage, Henson said. Lock passed that test in the first half, completing 16 of 19 throws. Once the Tigers took a two-score lead in the second half, Henson kept his play-calling conservative with only nine passes and more time between snaps. [...]
"More than anything (Lock’s accuracy) allows you to function because the ball’s on target," Henson said. "He’s putting the ball in good places. The receivers are catching it. They caught the ball well Saturday. You’re continuing to move the chains. You’re not getting behind the chains."