The Mizzou Tigers came out of the 62-10 season-opening win over Southeast Louisiana pretty much unscathed. However an injury to middle linebacker senior Will Ebner might change the prsopects for freshman Michael Scherer of MICDS or Donavin Newsom of Parkway North, another freshman.
Likely the two freshman would be slated for a redshirt year and not see duty with the Tigers in 2012. But should often-injured Ebner from Friendswood, TX. not be able to answer the bell for the SEC opener with Georgia Saturday (kickoff 6:30 p.m. C.S.T.) then one of the two freshmen might be called up to fill that position.
MICDS coach Josh Smith is not sure. “Michael is dressed out and on the sidelines. They can be redshirted if they don’t get into the games,” said the Rams coach.
Gary Pinkel, Mizzou’s coach prefers to redshirt the bulk of his freshman. To shelve receiver sensation Dorial Green-Beckham was too tantalizing to do. He saw considerable game action as a reserve at the receiver position in the home opener as did Sean Caulkin, another freshman from Indian Rocks Beach, FL.
This decision will likely not be made by the Mizzou coaching staff until further testing on Ebner is complete later this week.