Zach Calder – 23 Sports

The Tigers took the field for the first time in front of fans for 2020. In a year that has been so unpredictable, bringing fans back in the stadium is a step in the right direction as things start to go back to normal. 

The surprise of the night was projected starting quarterback for the Tigers, Shawn Robinson, did not take any snaps. Redshirt freshman Connor Bazelak took all the offensive snaps on the night. He worked on deep, medium and short passes, trying to get that chemistry with his receivers which is something even more important this year than others. With the loss of Kelly Bryant the quarterback position will be an area of focus for the Tigers this season, and it will be an intriguing storyline to follow as the season progresses.

The Tigers worked on plays and schemes at the scrimmage to get more practice time in. The defense worked on intercepting passes and filling run gaps. Meanwhile, the offense worked on the pass game, and downhill running. The scrimmage lasted for an hour and a half, and was used to get the players ready for their season opening battle against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Coach Drinkwitz will have the team ready to go even with 12 players currently quarantined due to exposure to the coronavirus. It will be a season like no other, but it was great to see the players out on the field in person working on their craft. Get ready Tiger fans the season begins next week be sure to give your best MIZ-ZOU on Saturday.

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