Missouri Tigers Football: Do They Belong in the SEC?

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Missouri Tigers Football: Do They Belong in the SEC?
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Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel will have to get his team ready to try and prove themselves in the SEC.

On July 1st, the Missouri Tigers will formally join the Southeastern Conference, ending what will have been a a 105-year stand with the conference originally known as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

You can debate about why they're leaving, or whose fault it is, all day.  Depending who you ask, it could be anyone.  Whether it was a school, TV network, underground agreement...it doesn't really matter at this point, because it's happening.

But with a solid tradition of SEC football that might as well be a religious experience anywhere you want to watch a game in the south, do the Missouri Tigers bring that much to the table in terms of tradition, competition and the ability to win?

We examine five cons and five pros of Mizzou football—starting with the bad.

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