CLAIBORNE: Bring On The SEC
Now that the Missouri football schedule is out, it may be time to invest in season tickets. Yes, big-time college football is on the way to Columbia.
Now, before you go the “oh woe is Mizzou “ route, need I remind you that there will be plenty of blood donated with the non-conference schedule? Which means the walk-ons and legacy players will give mom and dad a chance to cry when sonny gets in the game late.
To have Georgia and Alabama come to Columbia will be the price of admission. The Tigers and their fans will get a taste of what it will take to compete, as this will not be just your Saturday scrimmage. The tradition and fans that will accompany these teams will remind you of the days when the Nebraska fans would buy as many tickets as Mizzou fans — because they would have better seats on the road than they would at home.
I need to remind Mizzou fans that this is now the SEC that they play in…and such antics to allow the opposition to have a large voice in your home stadium are not allowed.
As for the road schedule, give me Nashville, Tennessee to watch Vanderbilt than to go to Ames, Iowa any day in the decade. I would suggest that Mizzou fans make a road trip or two to see what you have been missing — as well as ideas for Columbia.
On the field, the Tigers will have their work cut out for them, but they should not get embarrassed. The program has come too far for that. When Mizzou has faced SEC teams in past bowl games — and non conference games — they have won.
The same rules apply as far as the field dimensions, as well as the number of players you can have on the out there at one time. Mizzou will be challenged and they will adapt.
In the end, they will be fine…as will Tiger Nation.
Bring it on, win or lose. Just bring it on.
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time|
|09/08/12||vs. Georgia *||Columbia, Mo.||TBA|
|09/15/12||vs. Arizona State||Columbia, Mo.||TBA|
|09/22/12||at South Carolina *||Columbia, S.C.||TBA|
|10/06/12||vs. Vanderbilt *||Columbia, Mo.||TBA|
|10/13/12||vs. Alabama *||Columbia, Mo.||TBA|
|10/27/12||vs. Kentucky *||Columbia, Mo.||TBA|
|11/03/12||at Florida *||Gainesville, Fla.||TBA|
|11/10/12||at Tennessee *||Knoxville, Tenn.||TBA|
|11/24/12||at Texas A&M *||College Station, Texas||TBA|