Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/2/14
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Eventually, the taste of sand kicked into your teeth gets pretty old, pretty damn quick. Like the rest of his Missouri linemates, Mitch Morse didn't sign up for this gig to play the part of Mac, the 98-pound weakling from those old Charles Atlas bodybuilding advertisements. "We set very high goals for ourselves this off-season, not only with weightlifting, but as the kind of unit we want to be," says Morse, the Tigers' right tackle. "We got in the off-season and we put on the blackboard, 'At the end of the season, what do we want people to say about this unit?'" 1. Be physical. 2. No excuses. "(We wanted them to) say that, 'When the tough got going, these guys put it on their backs and went for it,'" Morse says. Fast forward a few months, and look at the Tigers now -- 6-0, knocking on the door of the Top 10, and one of the biggest bullies at the Southeastern Conference's little beach party. According to numbers crunched on the website FootballOutsiders.com, the...
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