Chase and Chase… Sounds like a high-end law firm. But more often than not this season, it has resulted in positive pass completions for the Missouri Tigers. That is in quarterback Chase Daniel to tight end Chase Coffman. The quarterback receives plenty of praise from anyone who can get within talking distance. The tight end sometimes falls in the background especially since he might not even be the best tight end on his team.
The sophomore tight end has been named John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his effort against Kansas State. Coffman helped the Tigers end a 13-game losing streak to the Wildcats with six catches for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown. Mizzou won the game 41-21 improving to 7-1 for the first time since 1969.
Coffman is the Big 12 Conference leader this season with 35 catches, 353 yards, and 5 touchdowns. He is only one touchdown shy of the Missouri tight end record of six set by Kellen Winslow and Dwayne Blakley.