Originally Posted by Piers Morgan
Mizzou was in a tough spot, I admit. Move to a "secure" conference but confronted with the fact that they'd never really be able to compete for it all.
Jack Harry wants back in the Big 12. Would be interested to hear what the other fans think.
As a Mizzou fan, the move at the time made sense. Dan Bebee was doing his best to skull**** the Big XII out of existence, and nearly succeeded. I hold no ill will towards Mizzou for leaving for the SEC, and anybody with any sense regarding Mizzou knew they wouldn't go in and take the conference by storm. And be honest - if ANY team from that era of the Big XII would have been offered by the SEC to join with them, that team would have jumped all over it.
The SEC is tough, no doubt. Much tougher than the Big Leftover. But that's no reason to want to go scurrying back. It's my hope that Mizzou is better down the road because of the tougher competition. Only time will tell.