Missouri coach Gary Pinkel spoke to the media during his weekly press conference on Monday. Here are the highlights:

The Tigers are, for the most part, healthy.

Missouri travels to Vanderbilt this Saturday. Pinkel praised the Commodores and their head coach, Derek Mason.

The SEC is renowned for having top notch football talent in all areas. That includes linemen, as Pinkel pointed out.

Although Missouri is in fifth place in the SEC East, Pinkel still feels there is plenty for the Tigers to accomplish the rest of the season.

Pinkel spoke highly of his linebackers, as well as defensive backs Kenya Dennis and Aarion Penton.

Pinkel feels that the Tigers have hurt themselves by dropping interceptions that could have made a difference in the outcomes of some games.

Missouri has one of the SEC’s top scoring defenses, but its offense has struggled to put points on the board. Nevertheless, Pinkel says defensive players are not pointing fingers at the offense.



However, Pinkel also made it clear that the offense has to play better.




Missouri may shift some players around on the offensive line.

Maty Mauk remains suspended. The former starting quarterback was suspended on Sept. 29 for a violation of team policies.

With Missouri and Vanderbilt both struggling to score points, the over/under for Saturday’s game is just 34 points.

Linebacker Kentrell Brothers will be joining the punt return and punt block teams in the near future, but the coaches have made it clear to him that they will take him off those units if he starts getting fatigued.

Pinkel is optimstic about the progress of wide receiver Emanuel Hall.

Defensive back Cam Hilton could go back to playing wide receiver next season.

Pinkel said the SEC admitted to him that a couple of calls from the Georgia game were wrong.

Pinkel’s Tigers face Vanderbilt this Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern in Nashville. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.