Originally Posted by HolyHandgernade
I agree, if Missouri is to make their mark in the conference, this is the line they will do it in. If they can make the SEC a three team discussion between UK, UF and MU, it will be a big win for them on the national perspective. Football may drive realignment, but for half the academic year, the national focus is on basketball.
Mizzou also has to keep the blue chippers in state, something we've been completely unable to do historically. Just look at recent history:
Those are all players from the state of Missouri that went elsewhere. Add a couple of those guys to the mix, and you're talking about one of the top programs in the country every year. We have basically missed out on a lottery pick caliber player per year on average since Mike Anderson was hired.