Found November 05, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
The life of a college football player can take many unpredictable twists and turns over the course of a long season. So here was Mizzou standout offensive lineman Justin Britt on Monday afternoon, answering questions from reporters about Christmas music, dancing in a parking lot and his fiance's "mom car," as one of his teammates called it. "When we get on the field we have a business-like attitude," Britt said. "But when we come off to the sideline and we're in that 'U' we try to lighten the mood and make it fun. We just relax and wait till we go back out there." Monday is the day each week that Tigers coach Gary Pinkel and requested players meet with the media and Britt, Mizzou's 6-foot-6, 315-pound redshirt senior left tackle, was the big man in the spotlight after being announced as the Southeastern Conference's Offensive Line Player of the Week earlier in the day. It was a well-deserved honor for Britt, a three-year start...

Mizzou expected to start QB Mauk at Kentucky

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is expected to start again this week in place of an injured James Franklin. Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that Franklin is questionable but he will be evaluated again Thursday. Franklin sprained his shoulder Oct. 12 at Georgia and Pinkel said two days later he expected the quarterback to be out 3-5 weeks. Mauk, a redshirt freshman...

He's back! Return of E.J. Gaines sparks Mizzou defense

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's defense got a big boost on Saturday night with the return of senior cornerback and defensive leader. Gaines, who was out with a quad injury, said he thought he might be ready to go a week earlier but didn't feel right. "Anybody that knows me knows I'm a competitor, so it was definitely tough," Gaines said of watching the Florida and...

De Smet OL Andy Bauer commits to Mizzou ... again

ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri football program got some news on Monday morning when De Smet High offensive linemen Andy Bauer announced via Twitter that he has decided to play for the Tigers. Bauer, a 6-foot-5, 305-pounder who is ranked by as the ninth-best offensive guard prospect in the country, committed to Mizzou as a sophomore two years ago but then backed off that pledge...

No. 9 Missouri controls destiny in SEC East

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) A surprise no more, No. 9 Missouri leads the SEC East with three games to go. Win out and the Tigers (8-1, 4-1 SEC) will have come back all the way from last year's 5-7 dud that prompted doubts about whether they or their coach belonged in their new league. Beat Kentucky, Ole Miss and No. 11 Texas A&M, and they earn a berth in the conference championship...

Haith hands coaching reins to Tim Fuller during suspension

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Phil Pressey, Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi won't be the only key Tigers from last season who will be missing when Missouri opens its 2013-14 season Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana. Coach Frank Haith will not be on hand, either. When the clock strikes midnight Thursday night, Haith will begin serving his five-game suspension mandated by the NCAA...

Bauer Is Back In Black & Gold

The Missouri Tigers received some welcomed news on the football recruiting front following their win over Tennessee over the weekend with the word from De Smet OG Andy Bauer that he would be re-committing to Mizzou.

Mizzou Media Day: Monday 11/4

The Missouri Tigers held their weekly media event on late Monday afternoon to address this past week's win against Tennessee, as well as look ahead to this coming week's game against Kentucky.
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