Missouri Tiger head coach Gary Pinkel met with the media Friday afternoon at the Georgia Dome. The biggest questions thrown at Pinkel, other than the x’s and o’s of this matchup with Auburn, are avoiding letdowns, the player’s preparation and being able to block out distractions.

“The challenge is that game we win, we win the SEC East, if we lose, we’re out. Obviously it was a big game,” said Pinkel. “The challenge of any coach, the leadership of the team, the coaching staff, everybody, is can you stay focused to do what you do day to day to play your best. I would like to think we’re doing all the right things. Hopefully we can focus on the right thing: that’s your preparation to play your best. I know that’s redundant, probably sounds boring, but it’s the facts.”


On this latest Google Hangout, Austin Kim of KMIZ-TV, Columbia, joins me to talk about the Tigers preparation.