Missouri is back on the practice field in Columbia and looking forward to a big season full of expectations for what could be a special 2019 season provided the school’s appeal of the NCAA’s one-year bowl ban is overturned. While the fate of that decision is out of the hands of the players on the team, the one thing they can control is the effort and intensity of each practice in anticipation for the upcoming season.

Based on what head coach Barry Odom offered up following the first day of practice in Columbia, his team is taking care of business on the field.

“I wanted to see the returners that had┬áexperience to come out and show that and they did from start to finish,” Odom says in the clip below.

While Drew Lock has exhausted his eligibility and is on his way to a career in the NFL, the vast majority of the team’s production on both sides of the ball is returning for 2019.

“They understand the expectations, they know what it’s supposed to look like and I’m excited about the steps that they have made,” Odom concluded.