Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Now that SEC Media Days has concluded and all eyes are turning towards fall, pundits and analysts alike are trying to decide if the conference’s newest member, Mizzou, will indeed make a bigger splash than some anticipate: All eyes will be on Columbia in Week 2 when the Tigers host their first SEC game against Georgia. They’ll face a fierce 3-4 defense, but a unit that will have a weakened secondary due to suspensions. Star ‘Dawgs linebacker Alec Ogletree will also miss that game. If the Tigers can snag that home win, they could be 3-0 heading into a road test against South Carolina, which boasts a tremendous defense of its own. A tricky test at Central Florida follows. But a 4-1 start isn’t out of the realm of possibility with a string of three consecutive home games following the contest against the Knights. Even if Pinkel’s squad is 3-2 at the time, being 5-3 heading into the first weekend of November isn’t a bad spot to be in for a debut campaign in the SEC. But that’s where they’ll run into back-to-back tough defenses on the road against Florida and Tennessee. Splitting those games would be huge, while losing [...]
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