He's been treated by the medical staff since the injury first occurred but getting a checkup tomorrow. Missouri has a zillion trainers that work with the players every day for every bump, scratch and cut. They've monitored his elbow every day for the last three weeks.
Good question. I think we're getting closer to athletes being able to profit on their name/image/likeness. There seems to be some momentum toward that. As far as college athletes receiving paychecks outside of room/board/cost of attendance, I'm afraid we're a long way from the NCAA being able to untangle that puzzle.
I'll go with Okwuegbunam ... but he won't be in the end zone as many times as Rountree.
It can be. Coaches have guest speakers at camp every year.
He wasn't limited today. I expect he'll play and start at Wyoming.
Some teams to go extra lengths to find punters. LSU and Texas come to mind. They've gone overseas and found some elite guys in Australia. Mizzou monitors all the kicking camps and tries to identify punters/kickers/snappers. Part of the challenge is once you find a guy you really like - like Corey Fatony in 2015 - you don't have to spend a lot of time the next couple of years recruiting another punter until it's time to replace your guy.
The offense hasn't fundamentally changed. It's still a one-back shotgun offense with three or four receivers split wide on every snap. They might rely on more short to intermediate routes with Bryant at QB, but he still throws the deep ball and receivers still try to stretch the field vertically. The obvious difference this year will be having a QB who can run the ball effectively on designed calls and scrambles. That's going to be a more dramatic change, in my opinion, than anything we see in the passing game.
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