Gary Pinkel and the Missouri Tigers held their media day in preparation for the season opener this Saturday against Miami-Ohio. Kick off is set for just after 11am.

Pinkel said a lot of attention will be paid to quarterback James Franklin and rightfully so, but he thinks there is enough pressure to perform on everyone on this team.

Mizzou is preparing for their season opener Saturday against Miami Jeff City native Travis Ruth is out at center. Jayson Palmgren of Kansas City will start in his place against Miami of Ohio. Wide receiver Gahn McGaffie is out for three weeks with a strained knee and Jerrell Jackson is questionable. Also cornerback Kip Edwards is questionable.

The other big story, was the release of the depth chart. Listed as the second kick returner and top punt returner is wide receiver T.J. Moe who looks at is as another chance to make big plays.

Listen to Gary Pinkel’s comments at Media Day (22:00)