Coach Barry Odom seems to be slowly figuring out how he wants to run things in Columbia, Mo. After doling out captains honors on a week-by-week basis in 2016, Odom and Missouri football are going the more traditional route in 2017, naming four season-long captains: quarterback Drew Lock, right tackle Paul Adams, defensive end Jordan Harold and linebacker Eric Beisel, according to the Kansas City Star’s Tod Palmer:
Mizzou has chosen QB Drew Lock, OL Paul Adams, LB Eric Beisel and DE Jordan Harold as captains for 2017.
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) August 22, 2017
All four players saw increased roles in 2016, emerging as leaders for a team in desperate need of it after a tumultuous 2015 campaign. Lock, in particular, had a breakout season in new offensive coordinator Josh Heupel’s up-tempo system.
Missouri and its new captains open their season on Sept. 2 against the Missouri State Bears.