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Mizzou to play both Cook and Horn in season opener

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Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz revealed that both quarterbacks Brady Cook and Sam Horn are expected to see playing time in the Tigers’ season-opening game against South Dakota on August 31. Drinkwitz mentioned that the team is currently in a situation where the quarterback position is a continual battle, and they want to allow both quarterbacks to develop without the pressure of naming a definitive starter.

During an open practice, Cook and Horn split reps at quarterback in a mock game. The competition for the starting role initially involved three quarterbacks, but with the opener approaching, it seems to have narrowed down to Cook and Horn.

Last season, Cook was named the starter ahead of Horn and others, but this year, the coaching staff is taking the competition into the season. While both quarterbacks are expected to play in the opening game, the situation may change as the season progresses.

Cook has been named a team captain for the second consecutive season and has a 6-8 record as a starter for the Tigers. Horn made a single appearance in his rookie year.

Missouri’s approach highlights the ongoing competition at the quarterback position and the flexibility to adjust based on performance.