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2012 Missouri Tigers football team

The 2012 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached for the 12th season by Gary Pinkel and played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri for the 87th consecutive season. In their first season as a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, Missouri finished fifth with a record of 2–6 in the conference, and 5–7 overall. As a result, the Tigers failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since the 2004 season.

2012 Missouri Tigers football
Mizzou Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2012 record5–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachGary Pinkel (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (4th season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Steckel (4th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
No. 9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
No. 23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
No. 5т Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RecruitsEdit

Key losses:

  • OL John Birdwell
  • TE Beau Brinkley
  • OL Quinn Brown
  • WR Terry Dennis
  • DL Brendan Donaldson
  • LB Will Ebner
  • TE Michael Egnew
  • WR Brandon Gerau
  • LB Luke Lambert
  • DL Dominique Hamilton
  • DB Trey Hobson
  • OL Dan Hoch
  • WR Jerrell Jackson
  • S Kenji Jackson
  • TE Andrew Jones
  • WR Wes Kemp
  • LB Tony Randolph
  • DL Jacquies Smith


All nineteen recruits signed their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period (February 1, 2012 – April 1, 2012).

The recruits signed by February 1.[1]

Almost one-third (six) of the nineteen recruits are from Missouri with three of them from St. Louis and one from Kansas City. Another six were from Texas. Markus Golden, a linebacker from Visalia, Texas, is the only junior college transfer. Darius White (the 20th), a wide receiver from Fort Worth, Texas is a transfer from the Texas Longhorns who has already enrolled in the off-season but has to sit out the 2012 season per NCAA transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility starting in 2013.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMSoutheastern Louisiana*FSN PPVW 62–1062,173
September 86:45 PMNo. 7 Georgia
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPN2L 20–4171,004
September 156:00 PMArizona State*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPN2W 24–2071,004
September 222:30 PMat No. 7 South CarolinaCBSL 10–3180,836
September 2911:00 AMat UCF*FSNW 21–1635,835
October 66:00 PMVanderbilt
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECRNL 15–1966,250
October 132:30 PMNo. 1 Alabama
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
CBSL 10–4271,004
October 2711:00 AMKentucky 
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPNUW 33–1067,853
November 311:00 AMat No. 8 FloridaESPN2L 7–1490,496
November 1011:21 AMat TennesseeSECNW 51–48 4OT89,272
November 176:00 PMSyracuse*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPNUL 27–3163,045
November 246:00 PMat No. 9 Texas A&MESPN2L 29–5987,222
Schedule Source:[3]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (year)
Gary Pinkel [4] Head Coach 12 Kent State (1975)
Dave Steckel [5] Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers Coach
12 Kutztown (1982)
David Yost[6] [7] Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks Coach
Recruiting Coordinator
12 Kent State (1992)
Cornell Ford[8] Cornerbacks Coach 12 Toledo (1991)
Alex Grinch[9] Safeties Coach 4 Mount Union (2002)
Josh Henson[10] Co-Offensive Line Coach 4 Oklahoma State (1998)
Andy Hill[11] Receivers Coach 17 University of Missouri (1985)
Brian Jones[12] Running Backs Coach 12 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski[13] Defensive Line Coach 12 Toledo (1991)
Bruce Walker[14] Co-Offensive Line Coach 12 Central Washington (1983)
Dan Hopkins[15] Director of Football Operations 6 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher[16] Director of Football Recruiting 9 Toledo (2002)

Source: 2012 Mizzou Football Roster[17]

David Yost resigned on December 3, suggestingly for personal reasons.[7] [18]

RosterEdit

(as of 8/30/12 MUTIGERS.com, and Rivals.com)

Wide receivers

  •   2 L'Damian Washington  Junior
  •   3 Gahn McGaffie – ''  Senior
  •   5 Rolandis Woodland –   Senior
  •   8 Darius White – Junior
  •   9 Kerwin Stricker –   Junior
  • 14 Jaleel Clark –   Junior
  • 15 Dorial Green-BeckhamFreshman
  • 16 Levi Copelin – Freshman
  • 17 Sheldon Gerau –   Freshman
  • 18 Wesley Leftwich –   Freshman
  • 21 Bud Sasser –   Sophomore
  • 22 Joe Plevel –   Senior
  • 28 T. J. MoeSenior
  • 43 Cameron Chancey –   Freshman
  • 33 Drew O'Connell – Freshman
  • 85 Marcus LucasJunior
  • 87 Gavin Otte – Sophomore
  • 88 Jimmie Hunt –   Sophomore

Offensive line

  • 51 Steven Carberry –   Sophomore
  • 53 Travis Ruth –   Senior
  • 54 Nick Monaghan –   Freshman
  • 56 Robert Luce –   Sophomore
  • 59 Kyle Starke –   Freshman
  • 60 Connor McGovern  Freshman
  • 61 Max Copeland –   Junior
  • 62 Taylor Chappell –   Freshman
  • 63 Brad McNulty –   Freshman
  • 65 Mitch Morse –   Sophomore
  • 66 Trey Foster – Senior
  • 67 Michael Boddie –   Freshman
  • 68 Justin Britt  Junior
  • 69 Mitch Hall –   Freshman
  • 70 Anthony Gatti –   Sophomore
  • 71 Justin Grava – Freshman
  • 72 Elvis Fisher  Senior
  • 73 Mitch Hall –   Freshman
  • 74 Chris Freeman –   Sophomore
  • 75 Jack Meiners – Senior
  • 76 Jordan Williams – Freshman
  • 77 Evan Boehm – Freshman
  • 78 Nick Demien –   Sophomore
  • 79 Adam Franklin –   Freshman

Tight ends

  • 26 Jake Brents – Freshman
  • 46 Kyle Peasel – ''  Junior
  • 80 Sean CulkinFreshman
  • 81 Eric Waters – Junior
  • 84 Brandon Colbert – Sophomore
  • 86 Jake Hurrell – Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

  •   1 James FranklinJunior
  •   7 Maty MaukFreshman
  • 11 Reid Swearingen – Freshman
  • 12 Brock Bondurant – Freshman
  • 13 Corbin Berkstresser –   Freshman
  • 16 Eric Laurent – Freshman
  • 17 Alex Demczak – Sophomore

Running (tail) backs

  •   4 Kendial LawrenceSenior'
  •   6 Marcus Murphy –   Sophomore
  • 10 Miles Drummond – Freshman
  • 20 Henry JoseyJunior
  • 24 Greg White –   Sophomore
  • 32 Russell Hansbrough – Freshman
  • 33 Jordan Wade – Sophomore
  • 35 Tyler Hunt – Sophomore
  • 36 Morgan Steward – Freshman
  • 38 Jared McGriff-Culver  Senior
  • 41 Andrew Stevens – Freshman

Defensive line

  • 34 Sheldon Richardson  Junior
  • 47 Kony Ealy  Sophomore
  • 50 Evan Winston – Freshman
  • 51 Steven Mack –   Sophomore
  • 52 Michael Sam  Junior
  • 55 Brayden Burnett –   Junior
  • 56 Shane Ray  Freshman
  • 57 Brad Madison –   Senior
  • 64 Keric Lickerman – Sophomore
  • 85 Derrion Thomas –   Sophomore
  • 89 Matt Hoch –   Sophomore
  • 90 Harold Brantley – Freshman
  • 91 Jimmy Burge –   Senior
  • 94 Marvin Foster –   Junior
  • 95 Rickey Hatley – Freshman
  • 96 Lucas Vincent –   Sophomore
  • 98 Clayton Echard –   Freshman
  • 99 David Butler – Junior

Linebackers

  •   8 Donovan Bonner –   Junior
  • 10 Kentrell Brothers  Freshman
  • 11 Torey Boozer – Freshman
  • 12 Darvin Ruise –   Sophomore
  • 25 Zaviar Gooden  Senior
  • 32 Will Ebner –   Senior
  • 33 Markus Golden  Sophomore
  • 40 Clarence Green –   Freshman
  • 41 Donavin Newsom – Freshman
  • 48 Andrew Wilson –   Junior
  • 50 Denzel Martin –   Junior
  • 54 Michael Brennan –   Sophomore
  • 58 Michael Scherer – Freshman
 

Safety

  •   4 Daniel Easterly –   Sophomore
  •   5 Cortland Browning –   Freshman
  •   9 Braylon Webb –   Sophomore
  • 18 Michael Godas –   Freshman
  • 21 Ian Simon –   Freshman
  • 22 Kalen Wilder – Freshman
  • 30 Kenronte Walker  Senior

Free safety

  • 17 Matt White –   Junior

Defensive backs

  •   1 Kip Edwards  Senior
  •   3 David Johnson –   Freshman
  •   7 Randy Ponder –   Junior
  • 13 John Gibson – Freshman
  • 19 Chaston Ward – Freshman
  • 26 Xavier Smith –   Sophomore
  • 28 Ernest Payton –   Freshman
  • 29 Zach Edwards – Freshman
  • 31 E. J. GainesJunior
  • 45 Tyler Davis –   Junior
  • 46 Jared Edwards – Freshman


Punters

  • 92 Christian Brinser –   Sophomore
  • 97 Trey Barrow –   Senior

Kickers

  • 90 Nick Coffman – Freshman
  • 91 Blake Owens –   Sophomore
  • 99 Andrew Baggett –   Freshman

Season summaryEdit

TennesseeEdit

1 234OT2OT3OT4OTTotal
Missouri 7 01477763 51
Tennessee 7 14707760 48

[19]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football Announces 2012 Recruiting Class: Tigers Sign 19 Standouts To Latest Group". CBSSports.com. February 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Darius White, Missouri Tigers (February 1, 2012)
  3. ^ "2012 Missouri Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Mizzou Football: Gary Pinkel Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dave Steckel Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mizzou Football: David Yost Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Mizzou's Yost resigns, cites personal reasons". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Mizzou Football: Cornell Ford Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "Mizzou Football: Alex Grinch Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "Mizzou Football: Josh Henson Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  11. ^ "Mizzou Football: Andy Hill Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  12. ^ "Mizzou Football: Brian Jones Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  13. ^ "Mizzou Football: Craig Kuligowski Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  14. ^ "Mizzou Football: Bruce Walker Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dan Hopkins Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  16. ^ "Mizzou Football: Nick Otterbacher Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  17. ^ "Mizzou Football Roster: Coaches". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  18. ^ "Burwell: Pinkel learning the price of being in SEC". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 4, 2012.
  19. ^ ESPN