Missouri and the Southeastern Conference reached an agreement earlier this year to amend the schedule to where the Tigers faced Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Sept. 1 instead of the first Saturday of the month and moved the Battle Line Rivalry game to the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Mizzou head coach Eli Drinkwitz had high praise for administration in getting this done, noting that three of the team’s first four games would have been on the road otherwise. That’s a tough task for any program, especially an up-and-comer like Missouri.

Obviously, the changes to the schedule put the team in a more advantageous situation. Drinkwitz seems confident in his program with the first game looming, also saying that the goal going into camp was to establish a 22 deep and that he felt like they had done just that.

Drinkwitz also offered a glimpse into who could see playing time and in what capacity.

Missouri and LA Tech are set to kick off at 7 p.m. CT on Sept. 1 at Faurot Field.