April 13, 2008

Moore makes it a three-man race

Coming into the spring, the tailback position may have been the most talked about on the Missouri roster. Who replaces Tony Temple? Will it be Derrick Washington or Jimmy Jackson? With just a week of spring ball left, there may be another entrant in this two-horse race.

Redshirt freshman DeVion Moore led the team with 64 rushing yards in the second scrimmage of spring ball, including a 16-yard cutback run for a touchdown.

"I think everybody out here can see him play. He's a pretty special guy," Gary Pinkel said. "He's got a great work ethic and we saw this last year when he was down on the scout team. He's got a great future and he really fits well in our offense because he's got great hands too."

Moore is still third on the depth chart. Jackson and Washington have been no slouches this spring either. Each topped 40 yards on nine carries in Saturday's scrimmage and playing time will be tightly contested through the final week of spring and into fall camp.

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