Breakfast of Champions

1 decade 2 years 2 weeks ago Sunday, October 01 2006 Oct 1, 2006 Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:38:02 PM CDT October 01, 2006 in Sports

The Missouri defensive line is stacking up sacks this season, against New Mexico the team collected eight sacks.

KOMU followed a couple of guys to breakfast and found out their togetherness never waffles. It looks like any other Waffle House, but don't be fooled on Friday mornings it's where the tigers roam to eat, and talk, and eat, and talk.

"I'm hungry today," said defensive end Xzavie Jackson.

"One waffle, double hash browns and some bacon. You got the rest of that. You got the waffle. Ok," said defensive line Lorenzo Williams.

"Three sausages, eggs and cheese. We are supposed to eat until we're semi-full," added Jackson.

The Missouri defensive line are a bunch of regulars at the Waffle House.

"They just come in and sit at the high counter and tell me what they want. Half the time they don't even have to tell me. I already know," said waitress Marlo Lymore.

Lymore isn't the only one who can read minds, the lineman say that when they're on the field, they can communicate without words.

"Every time we get out there, we don't even have to say anything to each other. We just look at each other and we're just pointing stuff out on the field. He knows what I'm talking about and I know what he's talking about and we just get to where we need to get to real fast," said Williams.

And the line needs to use it's speed because they aren't the biggest boys in the Big 12. But what they lack on the outside, they make up for on the inside.

"It's all in the heart. We don't care how small we are. We just try to get out there and perform everyday. Our coaches give us the tools and we're just performing right now," said Jackson.

Rumor has it coach David Yost goes to Waffle House later in the day and finds out the details about what the big guys had to eat.

Friday morning isn't the only get together for the defensive line. They also have a movie night on Thursdays. The Missouri defensive line had two of Missouri's four sacks Saturday against Colorado.

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