Mizzou Football Quarterback Eddie Printz interviews his “little brother” Drew Lock to find out more about the rookie quarterback after fall camp practice in The ZOU on Monday, August 10, 2015 in Columbia, Mo. Follow #MIZCamp on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.
Consistent play is as critical to increasing the number of wins in the team’s W column as it is to potentiating the success of your individual career. Consistency allows you to continue winning each step of the way after initial triumphs as well. Yes, you can still win without consistency, but don’t expect a fruitful career if you don’t bring your best everyday. If you do not exhibit consistency, you will go through a tiring valley of winning and losing, peaking and plummeting throughout the game, your season and your career simultaneously. Choosing a streaky work ethic is more exhausting than anything else.
With that said, know brining anything less than your “A” game will make you vulnerable, and with your “B” game, anyone can beat you. This is why Mizzou athletes should always hope to bring their best to all they do. Because of this, you should also know bringing your best is an investment. You must make deposits into the bank of your “A” game every morning when you wake up. However, consistency is not something you just turn on or make happen over night. Bringing your “A” game means fighting the battle within you everyday that rigorously demands you to never give anything less than your greatest effort.
This requires practice.
Some days you will fail in your efforts, falling flat on your face in humiliation, embarrassment and even shame. But being consistent is not about being perfect—not at all. It has nothing to do with impossible standards. No, being consistent is about continuing to fight again and again and again, and as unpleasant as it sounds, the person you will fight is yourself. But in the end, this is the only method that is truly rewarding. In the end, this is the only method capable of realizing self-improvement. As you grow, you will look back at your old self, and see how far you have come. Your coaches, friends and family will see this, too. When they do, no one will be more proud of you, and this is when you will know it was worth it.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On the third day of #MIZCamp Saturday morning, the Tigers practiced for around two hours at Kadlec Athletic Fields. For the first time, players donned shoulder pads. Both sides of the ball showed flashes during team portions. Below are some highlights from Saturday’s session.
- QB Maty Mauk threw a long TD to WR Keyon Dilosa during 1-on-1 drills between receivers and defensive backs.
- WR Nate Brown showed strong hands and awareness in making multiple catches while staying in-bounds along the sideline.
- CB Kenya Dennis dove to break up an accurate pass intended for Brown.
- QB John Eierman threw a TD to Dilosa after rolling out to his left. Dilosa caught the pass in-stride near the goal line.
- CB Aarion Penton broke up an accurate pass from QB Eddie Printz intended for WR Wesley Leftwich.
On Sunday, August 9 Mizzou Football will hold its annual Fan Day in The ZOU. Due to excessive heat in the forecast, the event has been moved to the East Concourse of the stadium from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Admission to Fan Appreciation Day is free and fans are encouraged to bring a factory sealed bottle of water of an empty water bottle that can be refilled.
Fans can still expect the football team to be signing autographs with a one item limit per person. Parking for the event is free and fans are encouraged to park in the lots to the east and north of Memorial Stadium. ADA/handicapped parking will be in Lot J (Hearnes Center lot) and a Mizzou event staff member will be at entrance 2E to let those with disabilities into the stadium.
Fans looking to get the latest Mizzou Football team gear are invited to check out the Tiger Team Store, which will be open Sunday from 2:30-5:30. Follow #MIZCamp on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On the second day of 2015 #MIZCamp, the Tigers again worked out in only helmets on the practice fields behind the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex (MATC). The Tigers were up bright and early for the first morning practice of camp. Following practice, assistant coaches and offensive players met with the media.
- QB Maty Mauk displayed impressive accuracy throwing from the pocket and on the run. In the live team portion, he moved the offense down the field with strong throws and also gained yardage on the ground.
- QB Eddie Printz connected with WR Nate Brown on a long completion. Brown elevated to pull down the pass, overcoming tight coverage from CB Kenya Dennis.
- The secondary was active, consistently showing strong coverage skills and recording multiple passes defensed.
- At the conclusion of practice, Gary Pinkel formally introduced #MizzouMade All-American and recently retired NFL All-Pro Justin Smith, who has joined the coaching staff as a strength and conditioning assistant for Dr. Pat Ivey. Pinkel spoke about how much the team and coaching staff will benefit from someone of Smith’s stature and experience coupled with a #MizzouMade background.
Mizzou football opened #MIZCamp 2015 in preparations for the 2015 season. The back-to-back SEC East Champions had their first day of practice wearing just helmets on the practice fields behind the MATC. Gary Pinkel and the seniors met the media following the first fall practice. Here’s a couple updates from day one at #MIZCamp:
- The captains were named
- We saw the team’s first official fall depth chart
- MizzouMade standout and NFL Pro-Bowler Justin Smith was at practice as he has joined the team as an assistant to strength coach Pat Ivey.
Mizzou Defensive Lineman Rickey Hatley catches up with rookie Marcell Frazier after his first practice as a Mizzou Tiger on Thursday, August 6, 2015.