2014 Missouri Football Preview: Are the Tigers Getting Up for the Letdown?
We missed by a wide margin on Mississippi State, but for the most part we had Mzzou pegged heading into the season. I’m going to write at length about South Carolina and that team’s impact on everyone else this season, but this Mizzou team is pretty much sticking to script. Not enough talent to contend perennially against mostly healthy teams.
DudeYouCrazy Preseason SEC Ranking: 11
The 2014 Missouri Tigers in One Question
In 2013, Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel escaped the hot seat by drastically improving on a 5-7 campaign that was the Tigers’ inaugural SEC showing in 2012. The end results were quite staggering. At 12-2 (7-1 in regular SEC play), the Tigers claimed the SEC East title and battled eventual conference champ Auburn relatively closely in Atlanta. Along the way they dethroned SEC powers like Georgia, Florida and Texas A&M and also defeated Ole Miss (ranked 24th in the AP Poll at the time) and Oklahoma State in a bowl game.
It was absolutely impressive.
So why the letdown? Missouri finished the regular season with a 7-1 record in conference play last year. Only Auburn and Alabama could match those numbers. How have they fallen outside of the top 10 in the conference in our…
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