The Missouri Tigers are going to face some stiff competition in their new home in the SEC, but it's not as if they're coming from a cupcake conference. In fact, top to bottom, the Tigers have faced better competition all around in the Big 12. That means that wide receivers like T.J. Moe have been tested more than most national analysts will likely realize when Mizzou makes their debut in the SEC this fall.
Travis Haney of ESPN recently made his ranking of top 10 receiving corps in the nation, and he chose the Tigers as No. 10 on the list with the presence of Moe and the addition of Dorial Green-Beckham. He loves the pair but wonders how they will fare in their new environment.
"Like Texas A&M, how will going against SEC-level athletes on defense alter the success Missouri has had offensively in the Big 12?" writes Haney. "It remains to be seen, but if the Tigers are to have success in their first season in a new league, their passing game will have to play a pivotal role."
With Pinkel's previous success and the return of a healthy James Franklin, Mizzou could make a lot of noise on a larger stage. Expect Moe and DGB to rise to the occasion.