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MISSOURI TIGERS
GARY GRAMLING
August 12, 2011
A program known for launching successful collegiate quarterbacks has another one on the way, while its defense is ready to get sacking again
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August 12, 2011

Missouri Tigers

A program known for launching successful collegiate quarterbacks has another one on the way, while its defense is ready to get sacking again

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RT DAN HOCH SENIOR

Four years after coach Gary Pinkel sneaked the 6' 7", 320-pound blue-chipper out of Iowa (and a verbal commitment to Nebraska), Hoch returns as one of the nation's elite linemen. The road-grating tackle's run blocking is especially important to the offense.

BREAKOUT PLAYER

DE KONY EALY FRESHMAN

Redshirt reserve will be an ace up the D-line's sleeve

Upperclassmen Brad Madison and Jacquies Smith will be the starters, but Ealy could be the best of the Tigers' outstanding defensive end rotation. At 6' 5" and 250 pounds he's the most physically gifted (an "Aldon Smith--type athlete," according to Pinkel) and was unblockable this spring.

TOP RECRUIT

QB CORBIN BERKSTRESSER FRESHMAN

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