Missouri was one of those SEC teams that received quite an upgrade when the revised schedule was released. The Tigers managed to receive new games against Alabama and at LSU, in the first three weeks no less.

That addition, and the 10-game conference format, sits just fine with first-year coach Eli Drinkwitz, who appeared on a segment on SiriusXM with Jacob Hester and Chris Doering.

“There is really no point in wasting any more time discussing it,” Drinkwitz said. “We got a schedule. We are excited to play football. It is what it is. You can either complain about it, or you can get yourself ready, and we are going to have to strap up our chinstrap, put our big boy pants on. We are going to have to accelerate our learning curve as quickly as we possibly can. We did not have spring practice. There is all kinds of excuses, but at the end of the day, nobody really cares about excuses. You all just want to see us come down there and play some good football and that is what we are going to try to do.”

Drinkwitz has maintained a consistent message about the schedule since it was released, and has said that this is why he came to the SEC, to play the best teams and for the Tigers to measure themselves against the best in the country.