He’s not using inexperience as an excuse, but Missouri Tigers football Gary Pinkel wants to see his team turn the corner in terms of the passing game. As the team wrapped up their 13th of 19 fall camp practices on Wednesday morning, Pinkel sounded frustrated about the Tigers beating themselves.
“I just think out whole passing, we’re just inconsistent,” said Pinkel. “If you can get to the point where you don’t beat yourself…you don’t have poor routes, poor throws, you don’t drop footballs, just so many ways to mess up a pass play…that’s just football 101.”
After watching the Tigers during the first scrimmage this past Saturday, there were times when the offense couldn’t do much. I commented on Twitter, how they looked really good between the 30’s, and wished that I could comment on how they looked inside the 30 yard line, but they (the offense) couldn’t get there. Then as the scrimmage wore on, I saw better decision making from all the quarterbacks, better throws and the young receivers were doing a good job of turning short completions into big plays with their speed.
Just a few days later, the hot and cold passing game tries to find it’s rhythm.
“I think we’re athletic and work hard to improve, but we’re running out of time,” said Pinkel.
The Tigers hold their second major scrimmage on Thursday morning, which is open to fans and media.