Eli Drinkwitz comments on Bryan Harsin, talks South Carolina celebration, Kentucky's experience
Missouri has suffered some tough losses in 2022.
But the Tigers picked up their biggest win of the season Saturday, as they beat then-No. 25 South Carolina, 23-10.
Eli Drinkwitz’s team is now 4-4 on the season and will open November with a visit from Kentucky on Saturday.
Drinkwitz admitted that he and his team celebrated the win over the Gamecocks but that the celebration didn’t last too long.
“Any time you work as hard as college football players do, the fun is in the winning,” Drinkwitz said Wednesday during the weekly SEC coaches teleconference. “… You know as soon as you put on the film, there’s going to be a lot of things to improve.”
Drinkwitz also said he knows that the Wildcats will pose a significant challenge Saturday.
“We’ve gone against these guys for 2 seasons and a lot of the same characters show up on tape,” Drinkwitz said. “They’re a veteran group.”
Drinkwitz was also asked Wednesday for his thoughts on Auburn’s decision to fire Bryan Harsin.
“I think Coach Harsin is a tremendous football coach,” Drinkwitz said. “Obviously he displayed that in his ability to win conference championships at 2 previous schools. … I really think more about him and his family and his staff and their families. … In our profession, we get paid handsomely to have to deal with it. … On a personal side … I knew a lot of those guys on that staff. … I know it’s a hard time for everybody and it’s unfortunate.”
The Tigers and the Wildcats are set for a noon (ET) kick off on Saturday. The game will be televised by the SEC Network and Kentucky is currently a slight 1.5-point favorite.