What Eli Drinkwitz said after Mizzou's disappointing loss at Tennessee
The Missouri Tigers went to Rocky Top on Saturday afternoon to take on No. 21 Tennessee, and things did not go well.
A week after losing to No. 2 Alabama, Eli Drinkwitz’s squad didn’t look like it had made many improvements, losing 35-12 against the Vols.
There was a QB change early in the game, as starter Shawn Robinson was replaced by Connor Bazelak, but neither quarterback was able to do much scoring.
After the game, Drinkwitz addressed the media. Here’s what he said:
On the QB situation moving forward:
Eli Drinkwitz said he's not going to make any decisions right now about the quarterback situation, but he said he was pleased with Bazelak's game management.
"There were times I thought (the offense was) really clicking. … Flashes but just not the consistency." #Mizzou
— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) October 3, 2020
On a back-breaking interception in the fourth quarter:
Drinkwitz: "Thought we were gonna mount a comeback there in the fourth quarter, and the interception sort of took the wind out of our sails." #Mizzou
— Bennett Durando (@BennettDurando) October 3, 2020
On inconsistent play from the receivers:
On Jalani Williams getting the start:
Drinkwitz: Jalani Williams started because Gillespie had some personal issues to address back home during the week. Williams started becuase he got more practice reps.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 3, 2020
Can the Tigers turn things around moving forward? They’ll take on another tough defense at LSU next weekend.