On Sunday night, after learning that his Missouri Tigers were passed over by several bowls in favor of other Big 12 schools with inferior records, head coach Gary Pinkel remained diplomatic. Well, kind of.
Pinkel told the Kansas City Star in and interview on Sunday night that he had no hard feelings towards the Big 12 Conference, but felt the conference still needed fixed.
“The chancellor really wanted to know my views on this, and I agree with it. If we can’t fix the Big 12 — I mean fix it and be assured that it’s going to work — then we’ve got to look out for what’s best for the University of Missouri. It’s sad because it could have been a great league. I was asked if you want the Big 12 to fall apart. Are you kidding me? There’s no hard feelings in any way towards the Big 12. But there is still a huge question mark whether it’s going to work. … Monumental problems and nothing gets fixed.”
Check out the final Big 12 standings. Despite having a better a better conference record