Pinkel Looks To 2013 in Press Conference

Posted by KTGR Staff on November 27, 2012

Coach Gary Pinkel addressed the media at the conclusion of Missouri’s first season without a bowl since 2004.

Click below for some selected quotes from the press conference.

Pinkel said the program is in

constant evaluation
, win or loss.

Pinkel understands the fans are upset,

but that motivates him for change
.

Missouri has not reached a bowl for the first time since 2004, Pinkel says the circumstances for failure then were

different
.

Pinkel says the quarterback competition is

wide open
, much like the way
Brad Smith took the reins
in 2002 away from Kirk Farmer.

Rumors went abound of his impending retirement were

untrue
. He also said he intends to retain his entire staff,
with no changes in status
.

Gary Pinkel believes Sheldon Richardson

has played his last game at Mizzou
. Pinkel does expect running back Henry Josey
to return in the Spring
. Pinkel also adds that the backups forced into action because of Mizzou’s many injuries
can only help them in the future
.

The Head Coach believes he has the support of the

Athletic Director
.

Pinkel did not see the

SEC as a surprising uphill test
. He also credits some of their opponents, who he believed reached their
highest levels
in recent years.

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