Tiger Left Tackle Ready For Big Challenge

Missouri junior offensive lineman Elvis Fisher shares his thoughts on the coming bowl game and some of his younger teammates

Missouri's three-year starting left tackle, junior Elvis Fisher, took a few minutes to visit with ShowMeMizzou, and talked about his team being selected to play in the Insight Bowl, and other things.

"(The Insight Bowl) will be good for our team," began Fisher. "It'll be a good experience for us. (Iowa) has a real good team! Their defense is good, and I know they have a great D-line. Adrian Clayborn is a great player! So, it'll be a great challenge for us."

Fisher said that this will be his first trip to Arizona, but he said he thought the temperatures might be similar to his native Florida.

He talked about how the time off the past week had helped the players to get refreshed, and to begin to heal up from the bumps and bruises of the long season.

Fisher talked about how the time off had allowed him to experience the disappointment of losing two games.

"It was kind of hard to watch (the Big 12) Championship game," explained Fisher. "Not too much during the season, but after the season, looking back on it, it's disappointing in yourself, disappointing in the losses. There's nothing we can do about it now."

"It's very important to (get a win in this bowl game)," said Fisher. "Last year, our bowl game didn't turn out too well. That sticks with you. I think we'll all be well prepared. Everyone's going to be ready."

Fisher responded to my question about which of the young, scout team players have impressed him this year.

"On the D-line, Kony (Ealy) is going to be a really good player when he matures," answered Fisher. "(Lucas Vincent) is going to be good, when he learns how to play the D-line. He's going to be good. He's got a motor on him."

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