The SEC personality also touched on other subjects in regard to the Tigers. He gave his thoughts on the NCAA sanctions, head coach Barry Odom and also how Mizzou has fit into the SEC landscape.
Add SEC radio host Paul Finebaum to the list of conference pundits who think the Missouri Tigers can and will make some noise this year.
Finebaum joined GASN Sports last week and said the Tigers are a threat to the conference in 2019.
“They are a legitimate dark horse,” Finebaum said. “If they can deal with the early part of the schedule, and win the games they are supposed to, they’ve got a shot.”
Finebaum added the Tigers will be alive for a while in terms of this season.
“They’ve got Florida at home. We know they can beat Florida,” he said. “Can they go to Georgia and win? I’m not so sure.”
Yes, we do know they can beat Florida, Finebaum is 100 percent correct on that. Even if the game was on the road, the Tigers have gone to Florida and won multiple times.
Finebaum joins other SEC media members who think highly of this year’s Missouri squad, including Laura Rutledge, who said at last week’s media days that Mizzou will be a top-10 team heading to Georgia.
Marcus Spears and Jacob Hester, SEC analysts who played for LSU when Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley was on staff, also had positive thoughts on this year’s team. Spears said he is most excited about newcomer Kelly Bryant joining the conference while Hester thinks the Tigers are a sleeper team in the SEC.
Listen to Finebaum’s complete 3 minute, 35-second interview here.