Bauer is a weird case. I know a guy who's close to the family, and apparently he's a gigantic mama's boy.
From that perspective, I guess choosing Ole Miss over Bama or LSU makes sense. Much easier to get from West County to Oxford.
Otherwise, it makes little sense to me, considering the offers this kid had. I know that Pinkel's job security has been a consideration for Bauer in the past.
It's hard to imagine them pulling in a great recruiting class after the disappointing 2012 season.
And I think, ultimately, Pinkel's legacy will be defined by his refusal to upgrade his staff. His stubborn and blind loyalty SEVERELY crippled his upside and ruined some chances for him to win bigger at Missouri.
Keeping guys like Brian Jones, Bruce Walker, Matt Eberflus around is just criminal. Hiring Alex Grinch looks like a disaster.
Prediction: the 2014 recruiting class will end up reminding Missouri fans an awful lot of the 2011 basketball recruiting class...
"You gotta love livin', cause dying is a pain in the ass."