Cotton Bowl Media Day kicked off for the Mizzou football team down in Dallas, and the team couldn’t be more excited to be in the Lone Star State as a part of the festivities.
The day kicked off with a normal practice and was followed by pictures as well as other media related activities. Short video clips in front of a green screen, player interviews and, of course, a team photo were all on the Tigers’ agenda.
“I mean it’s exciting,” an energized Dorial Green-Beckham said of the environment. “I mean to be here at the Cotton Bowl to represent the Cotton Bowl from the SEC, that’s a big part of it. That’s a big part of our team really, to just represent the SEC well.”
It was fitting that junior linebacker Darvin Ruise—who hails from Dallas—took the mic to show off some of his own interviewing and reporting skills. His teammate and fellow senior Marvin Foster is also from Texas, coming to Mizzou out of the Fort Worth area. Bonner asks Foster how it feels being back near the place where it all started for him.
“I think it’s a great thing that all my teammates get to experience what Dallas has to offer,” Foster said. “I’ve been here my whole life, so I’m just grateful.”
Senior captain and wide receiver L’Damian Washington overflowed with confidence while talking about his visit to the Dallas Cowboys’ locker room.
“Feels great to be going to the Cowboys’ locker room. I’m a big time fan. I mimic my game after Michael Irvin but he ain’t got nothing on me,” a joking Washington said with a smile.
Senior defensive back Randy Ponder is certainly soaking in the festivities of his final game as a Mizzou Tiger. “It’s fun, you know? Just being able to be here in Cowboys Stadium, walking around and just soaking it all in, in my hometown…it’s been fun,” Ponder said.
Sophomore offensive lineman Evan Boehm took some pictures and reiterated his thoughts that an offensive lineman should be taking pictures of other offensive linemen. The video is wrapped up by senior wide receiver Marcus Lucas showing off his own reporting skills. It’s hard to argue with the idea that there may be a future ESPN anchor on the team with all the skills on display at media day.
If you can’t make it down to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl, be sure to tune in to FOX this Friday at 7 p.m. CST for this historic game.