Pinkel to return to Mizzou in 2013

6:24 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel on the sideline during the second half against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida won 14-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
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(KSDK Sports) -- The University of Missouri's inaugural year in the SEC was a dismal one for the Mizzou football Tigers and their head coach Gary Pinkel.  The Tigers, suffered their first losing season in eight years.

Rumors have been circulating for weeks concerning Pinkel's future, but today the Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Coach Pinkle will be back next season.

The University of Missouri has scheduled a media press conference for tomorrow and KSDK sport director Rene Knott will be there for complete coverage.

Missouri (5-7, 2-6 SEC) has failed to earn bowl eligibility for the first time since 2004. 

The Tigers lost their season finale to the red-hot Texas A&M Aggies, 59-29. The offense had a productive day with 465 yards, but the defense had no answer for Johnny Manziel, allowing 647 yards of offense to the Aggies.

Corbin Berkstresser started under center for Mizzou and completed 20-of-38 passes for 276 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, with L'Damian Washington (four receptions, 98 yards) and Dorial Green-Beckham (four receptions, 55 yards) being on the receiving end of the scoring strikes.

Berkstresser also added 33 yards and a touchdown rushing, and Kendial Lawrence also had an impressive day on the ground with 87 yards and a score.  

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