Tightening up facemasks, slipping jerseys over shoulder pads, placing name plates above lockers. Just a few of the many details the Missouri Tiger Equipment Crew works on to prepare the locker room. While the players are in their hotel rooms, the crew is hard at work prepping the locker room so when the players do arrive at the game site, they only have to focus on the game.

Erich Heidolph is an assistant manager and he talked with me prior to today’s SEC Championship game to explain how the equipment gets from Columbia to the players.