Missouri coach won’t discuss quarterback’s Twitter activity
Maty Mauk remains in Gary Pinkel’s doghouse and the Missouri coach continues to refuse to address the situation.
During Wednesday’s SEC teleconference, Pinkel sidestepped a question regarding Mauk’s favoriting of controversial tweets over the weekend. This comes after the Mizzou coach also evaded a question regarding the status of his quarterback on Monday, saying “I’m not going to discuss it.”
The latest incident came Saturday night when Mauk favorited tweets trolling freshman quarterback Drew Lock’s performance in a 21-3 loss to Florida. Lock was 16-for-39 and threw a pair of interceptions, one of which was a pick-6 for the Gators.
Two of the tweets were from fans mocking Lock, while the third tweet stated “This is a different offense w/Lock.”
Mauk has been suspended since Sep. 29 for an unspecified violation of team policies.
Before the suspension, Mauk had completed just 57 of 110 attempts for 654 yards and six touchdowns with four interceptions. The junior hasn’t passed for more than 200 yards in his last five starts. Lock played well in his first start against South Carolina, completing 21 of 28 attempts for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 24-10 win.
Lock will make his third consecutive start on Saturday when Missouri visits UGA.
Pinkel says he won't talk about discipline issues, when asked about Mauk favoriting tweets critical of Drew Lock.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 14, 2015
Here are Maty Mauk's most recent favorites on Twitter… pic.twitter.com/EuzXyaWVtW
— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) October 11, 2015