Month: February 2014

Mizzou Foundation Meetings: Whistle To Snap

At Mizzou, training the mind is just as important as training the body. While many programs across the country focus on the physical aspect of football, Mizzou is gaining a mental edge from nationally recognized sports psychologist Rick McGuire. In Thursday’s Mizzou Foundation meeting, the upperclassmen talked about the foundation behind Mizzou’s mental edge: whistle

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Mizzou Football Letter Jacket Ceremony

Twenty-three members of the Mizzou Football Family received their Varsity M letter jackets at a ceremony at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Feb. 25. The jackets were sponsored by the Varsity M Association, with is affiliated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and an affinity group of the Mizzou Alumni Association. The letter jacket ceremony

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Mizzou Winning Edge Program: Mat Drills

In the Winning Edge Program, the Mizzou Tigers take part in the infamous mat drills. Mat drills focus on quick bursts, speed and explosion. Each drill is approximately six seconds long, and perfection is demanded. If it isn’t achieved, the drill is repeated. Although they are extremely grueling, there is method to the madness. And

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#TBT – Mizzou Football Coaching Staff

Mizzou Tigers Associate Head Coach Andy Hill is a well-known Tiger legend. Hill is a 1980 graduate of Trenton High School, where he set several school records — third-leading receiver in career touchdowns and fourth in career receptions. After high school, Hill walked onto the 1980 Mizzou squad as a freshman, and he lettered in

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Mizzou Foundation: The Team Bottom Line

The Mizzou Football Family held their weekly foundation meeting on Tuesday to focus on what it means to be a Mizzou Tiger. This week’s topic was the Team Bottom Line, which everyone says as a group before each practice and game. Team Bottom Line: Enthusiastic 6-Second Competitors Know Your Assignment Play Tough and Physical First

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Ingredients of a Self-Starter

“You have to approach every great achievement in a state of Total Confidence. YOU MUST BELIEVE!” – Coach Gary Pinkel *** It always helps to have someone to encourage you when times are hard or when you are about to give up, but those who have tasted true success learned that their number one source

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2014 NFL Combine: Mizzou CB E.J. Gaines Interview

On Sunday, birthday boy E.J. Gaines sat down with Kat Lucchesi to talk about the Combine and what he’s been doing to prepare for it. Since Mizzou’s Cotton Bowl victory in January, Gaines has been training at Fisher Sports in Phoenix, Ariz. During his preparation, one thing has gotten him through the grueling drills and

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2014 NFL Combine: Mizzou WR Marcus Lucas Interview

Mizzou wideout Marcus Lucas caught up with Kat Lucchesi on Saturday after his bench press to talk about his experience at the combine so far. Mizzou has a great history of sending impact receivers to the NFL, and Lucas is hoping to continue that pipeline this year. “There’s a great tradition going on from Mizzou

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2014 NFL Combine: Mizzou DL Kony Ealy Interview

Amidst all the chaos of the NFL Combine, Kat Lucchesi was able to grab Mizzou Made defensive end Kony Ealy for a quick interview. Like the rest of his Mizzou teammates at the combine, Ealy has been busy training since the Tigers’ Cotton Bowl victory on January 4th. Coming out of high school in New

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2014 NFL Combine: Mizzou RB Henry Josey Interview

Cotton Bowl MVP Henry Josey caught up with Kat Lucchesi to share his experience at the combine thus far and what he’s done since the end of the season to prepare for it. Like his teammates Justin Britt and L’Damian Washingtion, Josey was also training under the sun in Florida. While in Florida, Josey got

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