October 21, 2014

Mizzou QBs Mauk and Berkstresser focused on getting better and not the depth chart (VIDEO)

Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk had perhaps the most difficult task of all the QBs during Missouri’s first scrimmage this past Saturday at Faurot Field. In addition to playing with the second string depth chart players, Mauk also split his time with the first group.

One of the biggest challenges the offense faces early in camp is getting the timing down between passers and receivers. Mauk admits it took him some time getting comfortable with two sets of lineman and receivers…he finished 11 of 22 for 211 yards with a touchdown and interception and he took two sacks.  It was a mixed bag of results which included a 65 yard touchdown to Jaleel Clark that was set up by a great play action by Mauk.

Corbin Berkstresser may have the biggest hill to climb up the depth chart.  After being James Franklin backup last season, Berkstresser starts third on the depth chart.  He learned the college game, especially in the SEC is fast, but he said the offense has come out with a lot of confidence and he’s trying to focus on what he needs to do show the coaches he can compete. He says he has no control over the depth chart and what the coaches choose, so he’s not going to worry about it. Berkstresser finished 10 of 21 for 119 yards. His longest pass was a 25 yard completion.