It's something that's altogether still taking quite a bit for the average Mizzou football fan to get used to. They went to the SEC and, in their second year, achieved a level of success that they've only dreamed about.
Let's be honest and say that no one saw this coming in the spring...that is except L'Damian Washington who was so convinced that his team was headed for greatness that he was at the SEC media days in the summer saying the team would get 11 wins.
They laughed at him. But Washington was dead serious.
"When I said it at the SEC media day, I didn't crack a smile," Washington said to GaryPinkel.com. "Even when people smirked and laughed at me and I said 'Yeah' with a serious face."
Maybe it was his determination. Maybe he saw something that we didn't, as the media picked the Tigers to finish sixth in the SEC East before the year started. Whatever it was, what followed was one of the most memorable Mizzou seasons in history.