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Breaking down the Missouri Tigers

I wrote a piece on Missouri today for The Student Section. Here’s a sneak peak….

The Missouri Tigers would have been the talk of the SEC and possibly the nation last season if not for the miraculous turnaround of the Auburn Tigers. Missouri went from fifth place in the SEC East in its debut season, and just two conference wins, to winning the East and going 12-2. Was 2013 the perfect storm for success for Missouri? Can the Tigers sustain their success in 2014?

First, let’s take a look at Gary Pinkel’s history at Missouri. The first six years of the Pinkel tenure tell a story of a struggle with the Tigers never getting above the .500 mark in conference play but slowly improving towards the end of the six-year run. In Pinkel’s first six years, the Tigers went 37-35 overall and 20-28 in the Big 12.

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