Evan Boehm didn't know how his coach was going to react.
Boehm started 12 games at left guard for the Missouri football team as a true freshman last season, but he wanted more. More responsibility. To be a leader on the Tigers' offensive line.
So in a meeting with coach Gary Pinkel in the off-season, Boehm suggested a position change.
"I said, 'Hey, Coach, if...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JAKE KREINBERG Associated Press Shortly before spring camp started in April, Missouri offensive lineman Evan Boehm approached coach Gary Pinkel with a request.
''I asked for a chance to move to center and show him what I have,'' Boehm said.
Pinkel obliged and apparently liked what he saw after allowing the former left guard to take snaps...
As the Missouri Tigers put the finishing touches on their preparation for their 2012 season opener against Southeastern Louisiana, freshman Guard Evan Boehm will be doing something unique for a true freshman under Gary Pinkel.