Before the season, nobody knew what to expect from Missouri or Texas A&M in their first SEC seasons, but the experts did expect a little more from the Tigers.
It sounds odd now, but Missouri had higher expectations. In the SEC preseason media poll, Missouri was picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division, with two first-place votes. Texas A&M was picked to finish fifth in the Western Division.
Instead, Texas A&M looks like it was meant to be in the SEC, and Missouri has had a very tough season.
Missouri is 5-6, needing to beat Texas A&M on Saturday to get bowl eligible. The Tigers made a bowl in each of their last seven Big 12 seasons. The Tigers are 2-5 in the SEC, and both teams they beat have fired their coaches already.
This isn't how it was supposed to go. Quarterback James Franklin was among the many good Tigers players coming back. The top recruit in the nation, receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, chose Missouri, which was surely a sign that the Tigers were going to
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