April 9, 2008

Spring camp update: Linebackers wanted

It was pop quiz time for the Missouri linebackers on Tuesday afternoon. Quick, name the second-string at all three linebacker positions.

"You got Steve Redmond, Luke (Lambert) and," Sean Weatherspoon began before hesitating for a couple of seconds, "Umm, Jeff Gettys."

Well done. The question was tougher than it seems. Missouri started spring football with eight healthy scholarship linebackers. Nine practices in, that number has been slashed in half.

"We were joking about walking around the rec center finding some guys that can play," Christopher said. "But the big thing is getting everybody healed up and back for August."

Missouri returns to practice on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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