Missouri's defense has been much maligned during it's time in the national spotlight, but this year has a chance to be different.
All Mizzou fans should know that the team is probably trotting out it's best front seven in recent memory, with the likes of Aldon Smith, Will Ebner, Zaviar Gooden, and Jacquies Smith putting fear into opposing offensive lines.
The question still remains in the secondary.
Carl Gettis and Kevin Rutland, both seniors, will probably be the starters at cornerback, but they are both nothing too special.
Gettis takes too many risks in coverage and Rutland isn't fast enough to keep up with the Big 12's best, so maybe Gary Pinkel and Co. need to look in another direction (Kip Edwards or Munir Prince).
At saftey, the Tigers aren't sure who is going to start, but they should be servicable at least.
Kenji Jackson had a great freshman year, but kind of disappeared in 2009. If he can return to 2008 form, that would be a huge boost for this secondary.
Jasper Simmons had some troubles coming over from junior college last year, but if he can take that next step at safety, the Tigers could have a nice tandem on their last line of defense.