Missouri mics up its head coach as the first spring camp of the Eli Drinkwitz era is underway
The Tigers are getting their first taste of what it’s like to play for Eli Drinkwitz.
Mizzou opened spring camp over the weekend and it appears the Tigers are in for some intense practices in the coming days and weeks as Coach Drinkwitz brings a high level of energy to the practice field.
Missouri just shared a video featuring a mic’d up Drinkwitz coaching the Tigers for his first spring leading the program. In his only season as a head coach, Drinkwitz led Appalachian State to a 12-1 record, including a 20-15 win at South Carolina. (Appalachian State went 13-1 by the end of bowl season but Drinkwtiz did not coach the team’s bowl game.)
While the defense is going to look very familiar to Mizzou fans next season — defensive coordinator Ryan Walters, defensive line coach Brick Haley and secondary coach David Gibbs were all retained from last year’s coaching staff — the offense will be completely overhauled this offseason in Columbia. Drinkwitz plans on calling the offensive plays and hired a completely new staff of offensive coaches.
The team also lost starting quarterback Kelly Bryant to graduation, with former TCU signal-caller Shawn Robinson the current favorite to earn the starting role heading into the 2020 season.
To get an idea of what Drinkwitz brings to the practice field, check out the mic’d up video below courtesy of Mizzou Football’s official Twitter account: