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08:28 AM ET 03.08 | At its spring game April 14, Missouri football will take on a new look -- most significantly ditching the "M" on its helmets. Without giving details on the change, which Mizzou was studying before the SEC move, coach Gary Pinkel said the uniforms are "off-the-charts" and have resonated with recruits. "They went crazy," he said. "Those are 18-year-old kids, and (those concepts are) what we're recruiting against and what we're playing." As for the helmets, he seems to have a sense that traditionalists will be a hard sell. "I would like to think people know that I have a deep respect for Missouri football, OK? I know the history of that helmet, I know everything about that helmet," he said. "But we chose to take the `M' off the helmet."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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March 8, 2012  09:09 AM ET

so much for kids today being taught not to judge a book by its cover

March 8, 2012  09:13 AM ET

As long as it's not as bad as that junk Maryland wears, it'll be fine.

March 8, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Backlash for a uniform change? Wait 'til the results are in for your first year in the SEC. Then the backlash will really begin for making a conference change. Sheesh.

This!

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March 8, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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They should have pretty good results their 1st year...They are in the East... Down UF... Even further UTk.. UK suxs...UGA will prob win the East.. They might have a chance against SCe... 3rd at worst in the East IMHO

3rd/4th maybe. Haven't looked close at the schedule enough, though.



I wanna know how in Nick Saban does UGaly get the powderpuff schedule twice now? Does Richt have pics of Mike Slive doing the nasty in some Pensacola strip joint, or what???

March 8, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They should have pretty good results their 1st year...They are in the East... Down UF... Even further UTk.. UK suxs...UGA will prob win the East.. They might have a chance against SCe... 3rd at worst in the East IMHO

How many times must I tell you LUS...

UTk is winning the east and playing Arky in the SEC title game. My orange magic 8 ball already told me this was happening. So book it.

March 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Backlash for a uniform change? Wait 'til the results are in for your first year in the SEC. Then the backlash will really begin for making a conference change. Sheesh.

Just have their AD publish their bank account totals for the last few years, then for the next few years, and the noise about conference changing will drop dramatically.

March 8, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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How many times must I tell you LUS...

UTk is next to last in the east and will be lucky to be playing Arkansas State in the Joe's Pool Hall bowl game in Bumfrack, TX. My orange magic 8 ball was cracked but it still told me this was happening. So book it.

FIFY.

hehehe.

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March 8, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Bevo.....

its whats for dinner!

March 8, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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FIFY.hehehe.

are they next to last in the east because UF is last?

And it's not that my orange magic 8 ball was cracked, it's an orange magic 8 ball made out of crack. That's why it tells me so many fun things...

March 8, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Blame oregon

March 8, 2012  10:01 AM ET

The history of Missouri Football.... which is what exactly, a program with a .545 winning percentage, not a single national title and 13-16 in bowl games. Not a single Heisman winner and only 11 All-Americans.


Mizzou Football.... Where Slightly Above Average Happens!

All-time record 629???520???52 (.545)
Postseason bowl record 13???16???0
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 15 (12 Big Eight)
Division titles 3 (Big 12 North)
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 11[1]

March 8, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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As long as it's not as bad as that junk Maryland wears, it'll be fine.

"They went crazy," he said. "Those are 18-year-old kids, and (those concepts are) what we're recruiting against and what we're playing."

I guess I'm officially old. Don't get how kids like these new uni's.

March 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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The history of Missouri Football.... which is what exactly, a program with a .545 winning percentage, not a single national title and 13-16 in bowl games. Not a single Heisman winner and only 11 All-Americans. Mizzou Football.... Where Slightly Above Average Happens!All-time record 629???520???52 (.545) Postseason bowl record 13???16???0 Claimed national titles 0 Conference titles 15 (12 Big Eight) Division titles 3 (Big 12 North) Heisman winners 0 Consensus All-Americans 11[1]

That sounds about right for them, don't see it changing.

My big question, how in the world did COC and 0U let them win 12 big8 titles?

March 8, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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3rd/4th maybe. Haven't looked close at the schedule enough, though. I wanna know how in Nick Saban does UGaly get the powderpuff schedule twice now? Does Richt have pics of Mike Slive doing the nasty in some Pensacola strip joint, or what???

Just lucky. The east is down. If uf turns it around and au improves the sched gets a lot tougher.

March 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Must be a very slow news day.

March 8, 2012  10:11 AM ET

An article about uniforms? I guess they think up any dirt on Saban today.

 
March 8, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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An article about uniforms? I guess they think up any dirt on Saban today.

I guess they couldn't think up andy dirt on Saban today.

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