Found March 13, 2013 on
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For the players and coaches at Mizzou, entering the SEC was like running a ship aground. They never saw it coming. You could sense it as early as Media Days last July. While most of them said the right things, it was obvious that the players had no idea what they were about to experience. Some of them even shrugged their shoulders as if the transition from the Big 12 to the SEC was no more complicated than moving across the street.
The result was Mizzous worst season in eight years. They only beat two conference opponents, a hapless Kentucky and a four-overtime win over Tennessee. For the first time since 2004, Missouri finished the regular season with a losing record and did not play in a bowl.
Granted injuries hurt, especially to all-purpose quarterback James Franklin who will be returning. But as the Tigers take the field this spring, they now understand what Coach Gene Stallings meant when he said to the SEC newcomers: This is a mans league, so you better pull up your britch...
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First Practice: March 12th
Spring Game: April 20th
Missouri got a rude awakening to life in the SEC to say the least and at times it was simply brutal to watch as the Tigers scratched their way to a 2-6 conference record and a below .500 mark (5-7) for the first time in nine years. Of course a healthy James Franklin at quarterback may have helped matters a bit, but alas one...
With Missouri Tigers spring football practice getting underway on Tuesday, senior-to-be Quarterback James Franklin spoke to the media following the first practice about his expectations and his health going forward.
Missouri's first trip through the vaunted SEC left Tigers fans disappointed for the first time in years. Gary Pinkel built this program into a Big...
Senior-to-be Missouri Tigers linebacker Andrew Wilson was the team's leading tackler last season and is excited about being able to move inside to use his skills to roam sideline to sildeline and hammer opponents.
Stand out 2014 Missouri linebacker Jimmie Swain attended the Missouri Tigers second spring practice on Thursday afternoon in Columbia. He spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com following it to share his thoughts on the day.
The Missouri Tigers football progam continues it's attempt to mine some of the top talent from the state of Georgia. ShowMeMizzou.com talks with another prospect from there to pick up a Mizzou offer.
The Missouri Tigers football progam continued it's roll of securing verbal commitments from in-state prospects from the talented class of 2014. ShowMeMizzou.com has has confirmed the latest prospect to commit.
Rising three star offensive lineman from the state of Illinois talks to ShowMeMizzou.com about his interest level in the Missouri Tigers football program, and his recruitment, which includes an upcoming visit.