Missouri OC Derek Dooley has great response about challenges of playing in Wyoming
The Missouri Tigers begin their 2019 season on Saturday with a trip to Laramie, Wyoming, to face the Cowboys. Coming off a 6-6 (4-4 Mountain West) season, Wyoming is seeking to return to a bowl game for the first time since the 2017 season.
A pesky week one trip, Missouri offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Derek Dooley had a great line about the challenges of playing at a place like Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.
Citing former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “When you fight in the inter-Nordic, you’ve got to train in the Nordic.”
A bit of a stretch, but at 7,215 feet above sea level, War Memorial Stadium does require special preparation.
Head coach Barry Odom said the team nutritionist changed the team’s diet in an effort to combat the elevation.
Entering his second year at Missouri, Dooley will be breaking in a new quarterback, Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant. Starting the first four games of the 2018 season at Clemson, Bryant threw for 461 yards, while adding 130 yards on the ground.
Missouri-Wyoming will kick at 6:30PM CT on Saturday and will air on CBSSN.