August 11, 2007

Practice report: Tigers prep for scrimmage

The Tigers held the first of two Saturday practices on the Kadlec Athletic Fields. Once again, Mizzou began at 7:15 to beat the heat. PowerMizzou.com has all the news:

*Things were improved on the injury front. Tony Temple was back at practice, though he did wear a red bib. Gary Pinkel said after practice there were thoughts of holding Temple out another day, but he was raring to get back on the field.

*Justin Garrett and William Moore also were back participating fully in practice. They started wearing red pullovers, but pulled them off midway through and went all-out in 11-on-11. Moore told me afterwards that the safeties would both be ready for Monday's first scrimmage. Pinkel said decisions on who would and would not scrimmage would not be made until Sunday night.

*Speaking of that scrimmage, Pinkel said it would likely be "the longest scrimmage in the history of scrimmages," due to the fact that the coaches need to get a look at so many players. It will, as always, be situational.

*The offense had a little trouble holding on to the ball early on. Chase Patton threw a bad pitch to Derrick Washington and a few plays later, Patton and Marcus Woods had a bad exchange on a handoff.

*During one-on-one drills, Tiger receivers were wide open. Danario Alexander burned Steve Redmond and a couple of plays later Jason Ray torched Gilbert Moye.

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