Missouri getting ready for its move to the SEC
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and his staff have been working since February, studying and learning about the Tigers’ new foes in the Southeastern Conference.
They’ve been watching film, figuring out how they will match up with the other teams in the conference.
But that street goes both ways. The opposing SEC coaches have been busy scouting Missouri.
“It’s a challenge for all of us to look at the things they do technically,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said during Tuesday’s SEC coaches teleconference. “It’s going to be something we’ll all have to adjust to.”
Saban discussed Missouri’s complex spread offense and how difficult it can be to defend four- and five-wide receiver sets.
It’s a type of offense not often seen in the SEC, as most teams run a pro-style offense with the quarterback under center.