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How the University of Missouri Football Program Became an NFL Pipeline
The University of Missouri football team has spent the better part of the past 20 years mired in mediocrity. From 1994 to 2006, Missouri posted a losing record eight times, and their scarce bowl appearances featured names like “Independence” and “Insight.com”—games you watch when there is literally not a single other thing on television on a Saturday afternoon.
In 2006, Pat Ivey, associate athletic director of athletic performance, and Josh Stoner, director of football strength and conditioning, started a reinforced development system of training. In simple terms, this means the players would advance through a series of training levels. From 2007 to 2013, Mizzou went 63-26, participated in six bowl games and saw 17 of its players drafted into the NFL.