Posted: Aug 9, 2013 5:45 PM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 8:07 PM
COLUMBIA - The Mizzou football team has nine days of practice under its belt. Saturday marks a change of pace for the team.
The team will have its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning. It's one of three scrimmages during camp. Coach Pinkel said whether the players wearing red will scrimmage is a decision for trainer Rex Sharp.
Wide receiver Marcus Lucas and safety Matt White wore a red bib today, which means Lucas and White were limited to drills. The players say they look forward to these scrimmages because it's a time to test new adjustments, compete and see how the younger players perform in their first college football scrimmage. Senior cornerback EJ Gaines said, "It's like a game day, I mean there's really nothing that can compare to a game day, but I mean it's the closest thing to it right now. So just coming out and competing against the offense and really there's a lot of competition between guys at positions."
Cornell Ford, the team's cornerback coach, said "It's live tackling, I mean we really haven't done a whole lot of live tackling, and so the ability to tackle people in space is always a concern." Safety Ian Simon agreed, "Get the pads popping, see what some of the young guys can do in live action and you know get out on their foot and actually see if they an wrap up and make a tackle."
Coach Pinkel said the first scrimmage is so important because he gets to see where his team is at. "What we want to do is we want to see some continuity with our number one offense and number one defense, other than that we really mix a lot of people up and we understand that the continuity won't be as good, but you want to see your one offense and your one defense with some good continuity."
The Tigers will officially open the season at home against Murray State August 31. Kickoff is at 6p.m.
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 6:14 PM 11/25/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:08 PM 11/3/2015 by Collin Ruane & Emma Nicolas, KOMU 8 Reporters
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Posted 12:02 PM 11/25/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 3:49 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Posted 1:53 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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