Big 12 lunch links: Steckel expected to begin work as MU's coordinator

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Missouri will start spring practice today in Columbia with no official announcement of who will be the Tigers' defensive coordinator.

It would be a shock if anybody but former Missouri linebackers coach Dave Steckel is serving as the group's coordinator when the Tigers start. The vacancy was created when Matt Eberflus was hired as the linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns.

But we'll see who is calling the defenses when the Tigers work today.

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