Monday marked the start of a busy week for Missouri, which is hoping to rebound against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know on what SEC Country hopes is an enjoyable Tuesday:
- Former Mizzou defensive end Michael Sam makes a radio show appearance. Sam went on the Dan Patrick Show last week talking about the past year in his life and whether he thinks his sexual orientation affected his chances of sticking in the NFL.
- Missouri will be without two offensive starters when the team takes on South Carolina. At his weekly press conference, coach Gary Pinkel gave an injury update on linebacker Kentrell Brothers. Brothers is right now questionable for Saturday, while tight end Sean Culkin and right tackle Nate Crawford are listed as out.
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- Sam was also on the U.S. Bank Afternoon Drive on CBSSports Radio 920 talking about what he saw in the Tigers’ 21-13 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. Sam spoke on the Tigers’ quarterback situation and believes that freshman Drew Lock should start against South Carolina.
- 101Sports.com’s Bernie Miklasz looks at how this season’s Missouri squad has no playmakers on the roster in comparison to teams in the past that were loaded with talent. Miklasz specifically looks at the offensive side of the ball, which has seen a lot of talent leave in the last few seasons, leaving this year’s Tigers team with inexperienced players at the skill positions.
- TheStudentSection.com’s Matt Zemek takes a look back at Missouri’s loss at Kentucky and how it may spell the end of the Tigers’ run of winning the SEC East. Zemek points out how the offense is struggling to score points, which has been a theme this season.
Best stories around the SEC
- Alabama coach Nick Saban: UGA looks “a lot like some of our teams” (Good news for UGA.)
- Favorite Leonard Fournette leads group of SEC stars among Heisman contenders (Fournette and who else?)
- Nick Saban: UGA’s Nick Chubb is best RB Alabama has faced “by far” (Good complement)
- Will Grier still not Florida’s full-time starting QB after Tennessee win (Why not?)