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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: Daniel working as coach before NFL shot


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Who says you can't go back home again?

Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is disproving that as he helps new offensive coordinator Dave Yost at the Tigers' practices this spring. Columbia Daily Tribune beat writer Dave Matter reports on seeing Daniel's familiar presence at several practices the last few days before the record-breaking former Missouri quarterback goes away to try to make an NFL team.

Daniel has diligently lost weight and looks to be in great shape for his shot at playing football at the next level. But after watching him around the Tigers last week, he appears to be a natural as a football coach.

It wouldn't surprise me to see him get on the quick career path to the coaching profession like former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite or his old high school mentor, Todd Dodge.

As Daniel continues working with Blaine Gabbert and the other Tiger quarterbacks, here are a few other links from across the conference.