Originally Posted by alnorth
You didn't understand my point. I'm not saying Mizzou's recruiting wont skip a beat in Texas. It'll obviously go down a lot, and its up to them to make it all up somewhere else.
However, you were pointing at Arky instead of TA&M as some kind of Texas recruiting death-blow for Missouri. I disagree. I don't think having TA&M as their permenant cross-rival would have done much of anything for Missouri in Texas, all of that "damage" was already done by leaving the Big 12.
I see your point. I just think, with Arky's old SWC ties, they'll benefit greatly from the affiliation and recruits that would have considered Mizzou, will consider Arkansas first because they have the more established SEC program and play in a region that is geographically closer. I think MU could have made a better pitch in Texas if A&M was their permanent cross rival, but you may be right, it maybe wouldn't have made much of a difference.
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