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2012 Missouri Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2012 record5–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachGary Pinkel (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (2nd as coordinator 12th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Steckel (3rd as coordinator 12th overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Missouri Tigers football team, their 123rd season, represented the University of Missouri in College football during the 2012 season. The team was coached for the 12th season by Gary Pinkel, and played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, US 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.

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
  • DL Corey Sudhoff

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, an offensive 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 University of Texas 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]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Evan Boehm
C
Lee's Summit, MO Lee's Summit HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.00 Dec 21, 2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 82
Torey Boozer
OLB
Everman, TX Everman HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 210 lb (95 kg)  ? May 23,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Harold Brantley
DT
Hershey, PA Hershey HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 280 lb (130 kg) 4.80 Jan 29,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
Levi Copelin
S
Broken Arrow, OK Broken Arrow HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 185 lb (84 kg)  ? Jan 18,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 68
Chasten Cuffee
S
Cleburne, TX Cleburne HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg)  ? May 23,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Sean Culkin
TE
Largo, FL Indian Rocks Christian HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.60 Dec 22,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
John Gibson
CB
Missouri City, TX Marshall HS 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 175 lb (79 kg)  ? Jan 29,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Markus Golden
OLB
St. Louis, MO Affton HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.60 May 1,
2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: JC
Dorial Green-Beckham
WR
Springfield, MO Hillcrest HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.47 Feb 1,
2012 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 86
Russell Hansbrough
RB
Arlington, TX Bowie HS 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.44 Jan 12,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Rickey Hatley
DE
Atlanta, TX Atlanta HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 235 lb (107 kg)  ? Dec 10,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Brandon Holifield
TE
Tallahassee, FL Amos P. Godby HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 215 lb (98 kg)  ? Feb 22,
2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Maty Mauk
QB
Kenton, OH Kenton HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 190 lb (86 kg)  ? Jul 11,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Donavin Newsom
MLB
St. Louis, MO Parkway North HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.50 Jun 8,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Michael Scherer
MLB
St. Louis, MO Mary Institute and St. Louis HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.75 Jun 10,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Morgan Steward
RB
Kansas City, MO Staley HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 188 lb (85 kg) 4.52 Mar 1,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Ka'ra Stewart
S
O'Fallon, IL O'Fallon HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 190 lb (86 kg)  ? Dec 10,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Jordan Williams
OT
Denton, TX Ryan HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 250 lb (110 kg)  ? Oct 20,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Evan Winston
DE
Muskegon Heights, MI Muskegon Heights HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 255 lb (116 kg)  ? Jul 23,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3.05 (#33)   Rivals: 3.11 (#31)  ESPN: 77
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM Southeastern Louisiana Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN PPV W 62–10   62,173
September 8 6:45 PM #7 Georgia Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPN2 L 20–41   71,004
September 15* 6:00 PM Arizona State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPN2 W 24–20   71,004
September 22 2:30 PM at #7 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS L 10–31   80,836
September 29* 11:00 AM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL FSN W 21–16   35,835
October 6 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECRN L 15–19   66,250
October 13 2:30 PM #1 Alabama Faurot Field • Columbia, MO CBS L 10–42   71,004
October 27† 11:00 AM Kentucky Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPNU W 33–10   67,853
November 3 11:00 AM at #8 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 L 7–14   90,496
November 10 11:21 AM at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SECN W 51–48 4OT  89,272
November 17* 6:00 PM Syracuse Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPNU L 27–31   63,045
November 24 6:00 PM at #9 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN2 L 29–59   87,222
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
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 LaDamian Washington - Redshirt Junior
  •   3 Gahn McGaffie - ''Redshirt Senior
  •   5 Rolandis Woodland - Redshirt Senior
  •   8 Darius White - Junior
  •   9 Kerwin Stricker - Redshirt Junior
  • 14 Jaleel Clark - Redshirt Junior
  • 15 Dorial Green-Beckham - Freshman
  • 16 Levi Copelin - Freshman
  • 17 Sheldon Gerau - Redshirt Freshman
  • 18 Wesley Leftwich - Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Bud Sasser - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 22 Joe Plevel - Redshirt Senior
  • 28 T.J. Moe - Senior
  • 43 Cameron Chancey - Redshirt Freshman
  • 33 Drew O'Connell - Freshman
  • 85 Marcus Lucas - Junior
  • 87 Gavin Otte - Sophomore
  • 88 Jimmie Hunt - Redshirt Sophomore

Offensive line

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

Tight ends

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

Quarterbacks

  •   1 James Franklin - Junior
  •   7 Maty Mauk - Freshman
  • 11 Reid Swearingen - Freshman
  • 12 Brock Bondurant - Freshman
  • 13 Corbin Berkstresser - Redshirt Freshman
  • 16 Eric Laurent - Freshman
  • 17 Alex Demczak - Sophomore

Running (tail) backs

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

Defensive line

Linebackers

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

Safety

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

Free safety

Defensive backs

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


Punters

Kickers

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

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football Announces 2012 Recruiting Class: Tigers Sign 19 Standouts To Latest Group". CBSSports.com. February 1, 2012. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020112aac.html.
  2. Darius White, Missouri Tigers (February 1, 2012)
  3. "2012 Missouri Tigers Football Schedule". http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-12/big-12/2012-missouri-tigers-football-schedule.php. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  4. "Mizzou Football: Gary Pinkel Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/pinkel_gary00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. "Mizzou Football: Dave Steckel Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/steckel_dave00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. "Mizzou Football: David Yost Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/yost_david00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Mizzou's Yost resigns, cites personal reasons". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 3, 2012. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/mizzou-s-yost-resigns-cites-personal-reasons/article_0976d6bc-d776-561a-867a-69474d5135bb.html.
  8. "Mizzou Football: Cornell Ford Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ford_cornell00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  9. "Mizzou Football: Alex Grinch Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/grinch_alex00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  10. "Mizzou Football: Josh Henson Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/henson_josh00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  11. "Mizzou Football: Andy Hill Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hill_andy00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  12. "Mizzou Football: Brian Jones Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/jones_brian00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  13. "Mizzou Football: Craig Kuligowski Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/kuligowski_craig00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  14. "Mizzou Football: Bruce Walker Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/walker_bruce00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  15. "Mizzou Football: Dan Hopkins Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hopkins_dan00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  16. "Mizzou Football: Nick Otterbacher Profile". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/otterbacher_nick00.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  17. "Mizzou Football Roster: Coaches". CSTV.com. http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/miss-m-footbl-mtt.html#coaches. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  18. "Burwell: Pinkel learning the price of being in SEC". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 4, 2012. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bryan-burwell/burwell-pinkel-learning-the-price-of-being-in-sec/article_565bb790-44b3-5cce-b346-f4a5b02caeaa.html.
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