The Tigers have been stuck in the middle of the SEC, and one of the reasons is quarterback play. Quarterback Jake Garcia coming over from Miami, could help with that.
Garcia upgrades the position and should be a plug-and-play starter. He might not have the experience incumbent Brady Cook does, but the Tigers need someone that can get the ball to blue-chipper Luther Burden.
Speaking of wide receivers, the Tigers lost leading receiver Dominic Lovett to the Georgia Bulldogs. Mizzou still has Burden, and they signed Joshua Manning and Brett Norfleet while picking up Oklahoma transfer Theo Wease in the portal. Manning has many tools and played basketball and ran track in high school.
Norfleet played defensive end and tight end in high school, but he is too good with the ball in his hands to play defense. Wease never got it going at Oklahoma and hopes to do so at Mizzou.
With Zeke Powell gone, Eastern Michigan transfer Marcellus Johnson should step in and play. That said, keep an eye on incoming frosh tackle Logan Reichert. He certainly has the measurables at 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds with a 6-foot-10 wingspan. That could be an exciting battle to keep an eye on during spring.