Missouri football coach Larry Smith says he is surprised by the number of Mizzou recruits who failed to qualify academically this year. The Tigers lost 8 of their recruits to poor grades or test scores. Smith says he expected to lose about half that. He says losing 8 will not hurt the Tigers badly, because they had such a large recruiting class. 21 players will still join the Tigers this fall.Missouri begins two-a-days in Columbia today. The team will travel to Mexico Sunday for a week of two-a-days at Missouri Military Academy.