Found August 01, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
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Last fall Missouri got so fed up with the antics in the Big 12 that the Tigers decided to take the SEC up on a generous offer to defect. An idea that was once just a gleam in Gary Pinkel's eye is now just weeks away as the Tigers gear up for life in college football's premier conference. CBR reached out to celebrated data-cruncher and Mizzou savant Bill Connelly for his insights on what's in store for the Tigers in this strange new land with incredible toilet paper. 1. The big offseason story at Mizzou has been James Franklin's shoulder. How big of a concern is that now with fall camp getting in gear? Connelly: It was hanging over everything for most of the summer, but Gary Pinkel seems to have finally been convinced by his medical staff that Franklin really will be 100 percent when the season starts. You worry about the practice time he's missing, but he is an experienced guy now, and it might be just as beneficial for his potential No. 2's to...
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