Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be looking to establish himself as a factor in SEC play.
Missouri's 2012 football schedule is one game away from being finalized, but as we take a peek at what is done so far, we begin to gauge a decent perception of how the season will at least begin for the Tigers.
Although officially still members of the Big 12 Conference until July 1, SEC excitement has already swept over Columbia and spilled into Kansas City and St. Louis.
There's obviously some history to be had here, as many games were last played in the 60's and 70's, but in the case of Tennessee, it will be Mizzou's first-ever meeting with the major program.
Here is a look at the incomplete and unofficial schedule.
|9/1||SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA||---||First Meeting|
|9/8||GEORGIA||14-0 Georgia (1960)||1-0 Georgia|
|9/15||ARIZONA STATE||30-37 Arizona State (2011)||3-3 Tied|
|9/22||@ South Carolina||38-31 Missouri (2005)||2-0 Missouri|
|9/29||@ Central Florida||---||First Meeting|
|10/6||VANDERBILT||12-8 Vanderbilt (1958)||2-1-1 Missouri|
|10/13||ALABAMA||38-20 Alabama (1978)||2-1 Missouri|
|10/20||- tba -|
|10/27||KENTUCKY||6-12 Kentucky (1968)||2-1 Kentucky|
|11/3||@ Florida||20-18 Missouri (1966)||1-0 Missouri|
|11/10||@ Tennessee||---||First Meeting|
|11/17||- tba -|
|11/24||@ Texas A&M||38-31 Missouri (2011)||7-5 Texas A&M|
|12/1||SEC Championship Game|
The obvious notes for Mizzou fans are the fact there isn't a home game in November—yet. The Missouri athletic department is still finalizing one last game to go into either of the open slots.
The obvious choice would be to schedule a home game near the end of the season. But at this point, with nothing public out about the progress being made, one has to think that anything is still possible.