Missouri coach Gary Pinkel arrived late to Big 12 media days this morning, and he only had time to answer a few questions.
But during his abbreviated news conference, he spoke mostly about star quarterback Blaine Gabbert and fitness.
Gabbert, you may recall, had a fantastic freshman season, and is now considered to be one of the top signal-callers in the Big 12 Conference.
With so many other great quarterbacks no longer with the league, Pinkel was asked if Gabbert had a realistic chance at being THE top quarterback in the conference this year.
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He stopped short of giving Gabbert that kind of praise, but said he certainly has the chance to be great.
“He can have a tremendous influence on the way we play,” Pinkel said. “But so do others. He just needs to focus on doing his job.” (more…)