Missouri football linebackers corps led by Chad Bailey, Ty’Ron Hopper

Missouri football linebackers corps led by Chad Bailey, Ty’Ron Hopper


Missouri football linebackers corps led by Chad Bailey, Ty’Ron Hopper

If Missouri is to improve in an SEC East division that has potential to be even more stacked within the next few years, the defense has to get better. With a new man in charge and a duo of defensive ends that could be NFL prospects, the Tigers have some of the needed elements in place to improve.

The Tigers struggled to stop the run last season, in part due to a thin group on the interior of the defensive line. Missouri has added some talent there, but if it can’t improve as much as needed, the linebackers will have to pick up the slack.

With the season coming up fast, MU currently has 11 linebackers on the roster, ready to play in the Tigers’ 4-2-5 defensive scheme. Here are some facts about each of the options.

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