Missouri Tigers Reinstate QB Maty Mauk


The Denton, Ohio native was suspended twice in 2015, but has been reinstated by Head Coach Barry Odom.

Missouri has reinstated QB Maty Mauk. Head Coach Barry Odom confirmed the news in a press conference Wednesday. Odom said that he had talked with Mauk multiple times towards the end of the fall semester; during his talks with the press he mentioned that “[there] were some things that only he and I could work out and talk through.”

Mauk had been suspended twice over the 2015 season; the first came on September 29, when Mauk was cited for a violation of team rules. He was reinstated on October 25 before being suspended for the rest of the season less than a week later. Mauk was involved in an incident in a Columbia bar.

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Mauk had a less than perfect season on the field. In his junior season, Mauk went 3-1 as quarterback,  completed 51.8 percent of his passes, and threw for 654 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. During his suspension, Mauk was replaced by true freshman Drew Lock. Lock fared worse than Mauk on the field. Lock only completed 49 percent of his passes, and threw for an abysmal four touchdowns and eight interceptions. Lock went 2-6 at the helm of the offense.

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Speaking on the quarterback situation, Odom stated that there would be an open competition for the starting spot, as there would be for all positions. Odom stated “I think it’s important for [our players] to understand they have a chance to earn their right wherever that ends up, whether it’s a starter of a fifth-team guy.”