COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri tight end Chase Coffman missed senior day and the victory that clinched the Big 12 North because of turf toe.
An extra week of rest after the 12th-ranked Tigers captured the North for the second straight season might help him finally get back on the field for the regular season finale against Kansas on Saturday.
Coffman, coach Gary Pinkel and quarterback Chase Daniel all are optimistic, although Pinkel says he's sounded hopeful notes before each of the games Coffman has missed.
Coffman has practiced the last two days and said he's been doing "pretty much everything" although the left big toe that was hyperextended while blocking against Baylor on November 1st still isn't perfect.
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