Rise and grind, the time is now! Well, I guess it’s technically tomorrow, but it’s never too early to start getting fired up. It’s Homecoming, it’ll be perfect weather and it’s the No. 11 Florida Gators coming into town. What’s not to like about this one?
Here’s what you need to know now:
- They don’t call Missouri #DlineZOU for nothing. Defensive line coach Craig oach Kuligowski is one of the best in the business at any level when it comes to developing defensive linemen and elite pass rushers. With Florida breaking in several new faces along the offensive line, and a history of failed protection, Mizzou’s front four could be the reason the Tigers walk away with its ninth top 25 win since 2013.
- Coach Gary Pinkel may not receive as much attention as some of the other coaches in the SEC, but Mizzou’s boss is certainly competitive when it comes to salary. Pinkel, as well as the rest of the coaches in the SEC, are very well compensated for their services.
- Saturday will be a special day for the Tigers. Not only will they host their 104th homecoming celebration, but Mizzou will also honor former linebacker Aaron O’Neal and his family. It has been 10 years since the St. Louis native collapsed and lost his life during a workout.
Other Mizzou news around the internet
- Could defensive linemen Charles Harris and Walter Brady be the most productive defensive end tandem since the Tigers joined the SEC? Advanced stats say that you can make a case.
- Quarterback Drew Lock is set to make the second start of his career on Saturday, but is the Lee’s Summit, Mo., product on track to be the greatest Mizzou quarterback of all-time?
- Mizzou has an elite defense, but the Gators, and future first-round cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, will be the Tigers stiffest test to this point of the season.
Other stories from around the SEC
- LSU band to honor South Carolina pre-game tradition
- Alex Collins productive as Arkansas feature back
- Butch Jones defends himself against internet rumors
- 4-star WR has four SEC schools in top 8
- Nick Saban and the 2-Live Crew?!
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) October 8, 2015