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If you listen to Todd McShay talk, it's like Blaine Gabbert is the second coming of the Lord himself, but we'll find out in 2011 just how good Gabbert really was for the Tigers.
Missouri will be making the switch to a new gunslinger—either James Franklin or Tyler Gabbert (Blaine's brother)—who will actually be taking over an offense that returns nine offensive starters, including every wide receiver.
When the Tigers do eventually hit the field, though, they'll be looking to replace three fourths of their secondary (both starting cornerbacks and free safety Jarrell Harrison) as well as defensive end Aldon Smith.
However, Jacquies Smith and Brad Madison should have no problem making up for Smith's production as far as sacks are concerned, and the Tigers did have the nation's No. 6 scoring defense last season.
If Smith and Madison pick up the slack and either Franklin or the younger Gabbert can play well in that very experienced offense, then Missouri could make a whole lot of noise next season.