Pinkel confirms Harold Brantley won’t play in 2015

The Missouri Tigers were featured during the third day of SEC Media Days Wednesday and head coach Gary Pinkel confirmed what most already assumed regarding his star defensive tackle Harold Brantley getting on the field this season:

Before Brantley’s single-car accident in June, the junior was expected to anchor the Missouri defensive front following the departures of Shane Ray and Markus Golden to the NFL. To add to these losses, Mizzou also kicked presumed starting defensive end Marcus Loud off the team this spring. 

Will the Tigers be able to replace so many players up front? Or is this the season the losses finally add up for the defending back-to-back SEC East champions?