Mizzou football coach Barry Odom also said wide receiver Alex Ofodile is retiring from football.
The Mizzou football team held its first weekly press conference with head coach Barry Odom, who will be at the podium every Tuesday afternoon this year.
Here’s a look at where those press conferences are being held at Mizzou:
Among the things Odom announced to the media was that two players will not be with the team moving forward.
Quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. is looking into a transfer from Mizzou while wide receiver Alex Ofodile has decided to retire from playing football.
The quarterback news isn’t too shocking as Scott was beat out by Taylor Powell for the backup position and could have fallen to No. 4 on the depth chart. He is a redshirt junior who is looking into playing more over the next two years on a different team.
It is important to note it isn’t official just yet, but he is looking into it, Odom said.
Scott transferred to Mizzou after playing at East Mississippi Community College for a season. He started his college career at LSU.
Mizzou is down to three quarterbacks on the roster for the season. Quarterback Shawn Robinson is sidelined for the season because he is not eligible after transferring from TCU. Freshman Connor Bazelak is the No. 3 quarterback.
Meanwhile, Ofodile was a five-star recruit out of his home state of Missouri who decided to attend Oregon after high school. He met with Odom Tuesday morning to inform the coach of his decision.
He came back home last season and played in 11 games.
Ofodile was listed as the backup to Johnathan Nance to begin camp, but freshman Maurice Massey now is in that role.
The Mizzou football team also announced team captains for the 2019 football season. They are Cale Garrett, Kelly Bryant, Jordan Elliott, DeMarkus Acy and Larry Rountree III.