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(MIssouri Football App) -- Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel breaks down the upcoming game against the Vanderbilt Commodores. During his Monday media briefing he talked about the challenges posed by Vandi.
"Coach Franklin has done a great with job with that football program. He is really a heck of a football coach. They are a really disciplined defensive football team. They had Ole Miss and they had a chance to win. They were going to win it with a minute and half left in the football game. Ole Miss is a really good football team."
"They came back in the South Carolina game and had a chance to win that. They are really doing well. They've got a good football team. Very impressed with them. On offense, their quarterback is very talented, very mobile. He runs around and makes plays, he extends the play and does some great things there. Obviously, they have one of the best wide receivers in the country. They will be a great challenge for us and we are excited about getting to compete and get this game won."
"I think we will see overall from our non-conference schedule to our conference schedule, there is no question. The competition is tougher and more competitive and that is good."