Recruiting is important, but Missouri has to do it in a different way. What classes made up some of the best seasons in recent Tiger football history?
From Sean Weatherspoon to its current head coach, Mizzou has had some tremendous linebackers through the years.
Four former Missouri Tigers were selected in the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, combined with the four who went in last year's draft. Let's take a look back at Mizzou's 2013 depth chart.
With the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham and four other members, Missouri's 2012 recruiting class could have become a lost class. Instead, it is the reason Missouri is again a top-20 team in 2014.
Considering the losses, you'll recognize more names than you think on this year's Missouri squad. But the Tigers have to fill some pretty big holes if they are to make a run at a second straight...
Levi Copelin has been suspended by the NCAA for the 2014 season after taking a legal, banned, over-the-counter substance. Also: Mizzou's linebackers are really young, and Linas Kleiza isn't playing...
Gary Pinkel's 14th spring as Missouri's head football coach begins on Tuesday. His Tigers return quite a few proven play-makers but have plenty of questions to answer as practice gets underway.
E.J. Gaines and Kony Ealy were Missouri's defensive MVPs in the Tigers' 41-31 Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State.