It’s fair to say Missouri had a tough year on offense in 2015, but at least one member of the team isn’t worried about turning things around this season.
Guard Kevin Pendleton used an interesting choice of words to tell beat writer Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Tigers have developed the right temperament going into 2016 to allow them to be more successful.
Missouri offensive guard Kevin Pendleton with early candidate for quote of the year: pic.twitter.com/lXLJ8DeFhc
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) August 25, 2016
The Tigers can’t be much worse than they were a year ago when they finished last in the SEC in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense and rushing offense. They scored a total of 15 touchdowns all season. That would be a good two-week stretch for some of the best offenses around the nation.
Missouri hired Josh Heupel as offensive coordinator in December after he spent last season in the same role at Utah State. Heupel is best known for leading Oklahoma to the 2000 national title at quarterback and finishing as the Heisman Trophy runner-up.
It sounds like it’s going to be at least fun to watch the Tigers try to rebound this year, based on Pendleton’s assessment of the team’s demeanor and approach.