Andrew Carlson, 23 Sports

Tuesday, March 22—

After an abysmal offensive season in 2015, the Missouri football team will have to make more adjustments on that side of the ball during the spring. Head coach Barry Odom announced Tuesday that junior running back Chase Abbington and senior offensive lineman Malik Cuellar have decided to quit the Mizzou football program.

Abbington, a St. Louis native and junior college transfer, was a four-star prospect coming out of both high school and junior college. A back known for his size at 6’2”, Abbington had a disappointing season in 2015 notching just six carries for 39 yards.

Cuellar, a three-star junior college transfer from San Francisco, California, enrolled at Mizzou in January of 2015, according to 247 Sports. Although Cuellar arrived in time for spring practice in 2015, he appeared sparsely in eight games for the Tigers throughout the season, as he was making the transition from right to left tackle.

Both players were expected to be top contenders to win the starting job at their respective positions, as both the offensive line and backfield are two of the biggest question marks entering the 2016 season for the Tigers.

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