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Mizzou football works to block out the noise heading into week three

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Following Mizzou's 28-point loss to Kansas State on Saturday, head coach Eli Drinkwitz said that MU's next game is an opportunity for growth.

"It's an opportunity for us to put the things that are behind us, behind us and move on to the future and that's really all you can control," he said.

You can watch the full press conference with Drinkwitz in the video player below.

https://youtu.be/kURe6lsPOvI

You can watch extended highlights from Tuesday's practice in the video player below.

https://youtu.be/3KnZS5wogvc

Drinkwitz said, after looking at tape, he assessed that the biggest thing that held the offense back was miscommunication. He said there were 11 guys out there that were not on the same page. He added that the offense needs to act as one in order to be successful.

Quarterback Brady Cook went 15-for-27 with 128 yards and two interceptions against Kansas State on Saturday. Drinkwitz said you can't get caught up in the praise and blame game.

"The reality of it is that he defines his own success by the standard that he performs and the standard that we preform as a team," Coach Drink said. "We were below that standard, but it doesn't have to define us. One game is not the season."

The team returned to Columbia on Saturday night and practiced on Sunday. Drinkwitz said in that time he has made sure to tell them to avoid taking in the noise and constantly checking social media.

"For everyone's mental health, I think there's got to be a general awareness of the good and the bad of social media," he said.

You can watch the full press conference with defensive coordinator Blake Baker along with a couple of defensive players in the video players below.

https://youtu.be/Rtfi4aM8O3Q
https://youtu.be/APwmXocVof8
https://youtu.be/FHAmRAeUkvQ
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