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Mizzou Football Holding Final Scrimmage On Thursday

The Missouri Tigers are holding their final scrimmage of the 2010 football preseason on Thursday.

Wednesday's practice was a little lighter than usual with players coming out in shoulder pads and shorts with a scaled-back practice. The idea, according to coach Gary Pinkel, was to keep them fresh for the scrimmage coming on Thursday.

"We might play them (starters) six or eight plays, maybe 10 or 15 plays," he said.

"What the format is, pretty much we'll have one full quarter like a normal game, then we'll make sure we get enough reps from each group and then we'll add plays at the end if we need to.  We're going to cover a lot of our kicking game too," he said.

There are still some positions being looked at, so this is the biggest piece of the evaluation pie at this point.

This will be Mizzou's final scrimmage in preparation for the Sept. 4 opener against Illinois which means college football is getting closer.