Gary Pinkel Interview Notebook

Tuesday was the opening day for the SEC Media Days. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was one of four coaches to take the stand and face the massive crowd.
Pinkel touched on several things, including quarterback James Franklin and his 2012 season. is going to give you a quick recap of what Pinkel said in this notebook.

    • After last season, Pinkel said he now knows how great it is for Missouri to be in the SEC.
    • Pinkel said that he certainly knows now that the SEC is a line of scrimmage league.
    • Missouri last year had six games come down to the last drive of the game and Pinkel says that shows how competitive the SEC is.
    • Pinkel said that last year, James Franklin was injured more than any other quarterback he has had.
    • Running back Henry Josey had a good spring coming off of major knee surgery.
    • Pinkel called his team hungry and ready to compete ┬áin the SEC after a losing year.
    • Pinkel joked that he whined and nobody listened about Missouri having to play three straight games at Texas A&M.


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.