Preview 2018: Missouri Tigers. Slower, Steadier ... Better?

Preview 2018: Missouri Tigers. Slower, Steadier ... Better?

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Preview 2018: Missouri Tigers. Slower, Steadier ... Better?


Missouri Prediction: What’s Going To Happen

Here’s the problem. Missouri will be better, and it might not mean much to the bottom line because the SEC East won’t be so bad.

The shift in offensive styles will tone down the stats a bit, but new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley might have the right formula at the right time to do more to control drives, manage games, and settle things down a wee bit.

Drew Lock will become a better quarterback for it – or, if he’s not, the NFL types will know what they have to work with – and the talent around him is more than good enough to be more consistent and more effective.

The holes on defense – safety, end – won’t be glaring early on, but with the great tackles in place and a strong group of linebackers, the defense will do just enough to be okay. Throw in the extra rest from an offense that will hold on to the ball longer, and it’ll hold serve more than its share of times. However …

Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 7

At Alabama. At South Carolina. At Florida. At Tennessee. At Purdue. Throw in the home game against Georgia, and right there the Tigers have six games that will be big, big, big problems.

Of course, last year’s team beat the six bad teams on the slate and lost to the six good ones, and it could happen again. But somehow win two of those six, and the 6.5 win mark should be beaten without a problem.

Memphis, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Arkansas – as long as the Tigers take down those four games in Columbia, they’ll go bowling.

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