Ever since Kelly Bryant committed to Missouri, big things have been expected from the Tigers offense, particularly the passing attack.

In Week 1, Missouri logged 423 yards through the air in a 37-31 loss at Wyoming. The number dropped to just 150 yards the next week against West Virginia. Since the 38-7 win over West Virginia, however, the passing yardage numbers have been moving in the right direction.

On Wednesday’s SEC media teleconference, MU coach Barry Odom talked about the keys to the improved passing attack: receivers improving and becoming more comfortable with Bryant.

  • On receivers improving this season: Collectively we have gotten better in that room. How much their habits have improved in the last 3-4 weeks, making tough catches and blocking, how they are playing with the ball isn’t in their hands, we are improving there… we are going to need that group, it’s not just one guy, we distribute the ball and we need to up our game. Collectively, we need to play better ball there.
  • On Bryant getting more comfortable with them: I think you see it the in-game adjustments, they are a close group. The development of the QB position overall has helped.

Up next for Missouri is a trip to Vanderbilt to take on the 1-5 Commodores in Nashville.