If you believe the rumors coming out of the Big 12, it’s clear that the popular belief is that the Missouri Tigers are already positioning themselves to leave for the SEC. That majority of fans already seem to believe that idea as well, but all parties involved have been giving a strong public face that the Tigers remaining in the Big 12 is possible. That said, at this point it seems a given that the Tigers will actually be leaving along with Texas A&M in a newly expanded Southeastern Conference.
Kirk Bohls reports that he spoke with two “high-ranking” Big 12 officials and it’s clear they’re already making plans to replace Missouri. That means that the posturing during this week’s Mizzou press conference after the Board of Curators meeting was to solidify some kind of long-term foothold in the Kansas City area with a football game and basketball tournament.