On Sunday, Missouri once again returned to the practice field in preparation for the Cotton Bowl, as the Tigers practiced indoors in helmets and shoulder pads for two hours.
“It was a good practice,” said Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel. “This is a Wednesday practice for us…………………………………. Tomorrow morning, we’ll have a team meeting, and get some things done in a team meeting, and then we’ll work on what we call a Sunday bye week schedule. That’s what we’ll have for tomorrow.”
Sunday was another good practice. The players are enthusiastic.
“These have been good practices,” continued Coach Pinkel. “It’s been high energy, and it’s been really good effort.”
Coach Pinkel emphasized that the players stay up when they’re practicing, in a strategy to help avoid injuries.
Following Monday’s practice, the players will go home for Christmas, and then return to travel to Dallas, or meet up with the team in Dallas, on Friday.
“We’ll all meet at the bowl on Friday,” explained Coach Pinkel.
With the AB practices completed, the focus of Sunday’s Wednesday practice was game preparation for Oklahoma State.
The Tigers will repeat their game week preparation beginning Saturday in Dallas at AT&T Stadium. Coach Pinkel shared a few thoughts on the Cotton Bowl.
“It’s going to be a great game,” said Coach Pinkel. “You talk about an 11-2 team and a 10-2 team. You know, obviously, we know each other somewhat. They have a real good program. I think it’s going to be a great bowl game. And hopefully, we can play well. That’s the most important.”