On Tuesday, Mizzou took to the practice field for the first time this spring. Despite injuries, quarterbacks Sam Horn and Brady Cook were present and participated in team drills. However, neither quarterback threw the ball a significant distance during the open period of practice. Horn is recovering from a forearm strain sustained during his last pitching outing, while Cook is recovering from shoulder surgery and will be a non-throwing participant for the rest of spring practices.
Wide receiver Chance Luper, who is recovering from a blood-clotting issue, participated in receiver drills but won’t participate in team activities. Miami transfer Jake Garcia took some first-team reps as Cook and Horn were unable to throw. Hutchinson Community College transfer Dylan Laible, Tommy Lock, and Brett Brown also took reps under center.
Along the offensive line, sophomore Armand Membou lined up at right guard, while Eastern Michigan transfer Marcellus Johnson filled in at right tackle during the first spring practice. The other members of the starting offensive line group were Javon Foster at left tackle, Xavier Delgado at left guard, and Connor Tollison at center.
Although there will be a lot of competition and movement at receiver, Tuesday provided a look at where things currently stand.