Eli Drinkwitz updates Missouri's exposure to COVID-19, praises program's 'daggum good' response
Coach Eli Drinkwitz is especially proud of Missouri’s response to positive tests for COVID-19.
Drinkwitz said the Tigers have 2 active cases on their team, and 3 other people in quarantine because of exposure/contact tracing.
“We have not had an entire position group wiped out,” Drinkwitz said, per Dave Matter. “We do a daggum good job inside the building.”
When informed that LSU’s offensive line had been almost entirely held out of practice due to COVID protocols, Drinkwitz wondered aloud if Mizzou could play the defending champs tomorrow, Gabe DeArmond tweeted.
Drinkwitz also addressed the social unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
“Just extremely disappointed that we’re having to address these situations again,” Drinkwitz said. “… We’ve got to keep bringing attention because there’s a real problem in the United States of America. … There was no reason for seven shots to be fired. Our prayers are with Jake and with the state of Wisconsin. … There are good police officers. But the situation that occurred for the third time in three months we got to, as the United States of America, continue to do better. We’ve got to keep bringing attention. … The atrocities that have occurred on video tape the last three months, it’s not right. … I feel for my football team. I feel for our coaches. Just the pain. We’ve got to make reform.”