Missouri defensive end Marcell Frazier pointed the finger at two former offensive coaches following the team’s 33-16 loss to Texas on Wednesday at the Texas Bowl.
The focus of Frazier’s frustration centered around former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel and ex-offensive line coach Glen Elarbee. Heupel accepted the head-coaching position at Central Florida, with Elarbee joining him at the school.
“Realistically, Heupel left us in a bad position,” Frazier said. “It is what it is. And Elarbee left us in a bad position. As men they have to look in the mirror.”
“They let a whole bunch of teenage boys down, 18- and 19-year-olds,” Frazier continued. “They left and they have to do what’s best for their family, but I think it showed up a little bit today. We were doing things (on offense) we haven’t done since maybe the Auburn game. It showed up. We practiced for almost a whole month without an O-coordinator or an O-line coach after having one of the most dominating offenses in the nation. It’s tough. I believe they let some guys down. They had to do what’s best for them. I don’t quite understand it.”