The Tigers headed out this morning for day two of pre-season camp again only in shorts, shirts and helmets. The weather was a little better today than the heat of afternoon practice yesterday and the players appreciated that.
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel said he felt good about practice when he addressed the media.
“Good work today. I thought we picked it up a little bit from yesterday, which I thought was real good,” said Coach Pinkel. “I always tell our team that we just don’t want to waste a day. I thought we came out and took care of our business. I thought it was pretty good. We worked hard. We had good conditioning at the end. Now, we’ll just do a lot of things this afternoon, in terms of meetings to work on the mental side, learning the mental assignments at their positions.”
Tiger QB Blaine Gabbert continues to impress with his maturity and growth as a signal caller. Gabbert had a good day reading his progressions on throws and checking off on third and fourth options before making throws. He also seems to have improved on his accuracy, to go with an already strong arm and ability to throw the deep ball.
No real injuries to speak about.
Reserve Linebacker Donovan Bonner suffered a strained knee and spent the day wearing a red pullover to signal injury.
Reserve offensive lineman Mark Hill and reserve LB Tony Randolph sat out due to injury and may not return for the rest of camp.
The Tigers return for camp at 7:15 Saturday morning and will for the first time this pre-season practice in pads.