COLUMBIA - Jerrell Jackson and Wes Kemp were children again.
While playing catch in the weeks leading up to Missouri's opener against Ilinois the sophomores were back in the familiar roles of their youth, envisioning themselves snagging touchdown passes in front of thousands of screaming fans.
But the visions are different now. They aren't pretending to be the players that inhabit their televisions each Sunday. They are the stars of their moments of glory. This wasn't impersonation. It was preparation.
"We always (talk about it) when were outside playing catch," Jackson said. "Man, when I score my first touchdown I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do that."
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