34 wins and counting (most ever for a 4-year span at Mizzou, and they're not done yet).
A 12-win season (first ever).
A New Year's Day bowl (first one since four months after Woodstock...the original Woodstock).
A Heisman finalist (first one since before there was a big Heisman ceremony).
A Top 5 finish (the first since…1960, I think?)
This senior class is, quite simply, the greatest senior class to ever play for Missouri. And because of that, I'd like to take a moment to thank each senior.
Van Alexander – for coming back from 116 injuries.
Mack Breed – for sticking it out all five years…and for having an awesome name.
Castine Bridges – for that one-handed, spinning INT in last year's Kansas game.
Colin Brown – for walking on and kicking butt.
Adam Casey and Zach Milligan – for sacrificing a few years for free.
Tommy Chavis – for being extremely underrated. And for stuffing James Johnson on 4th down in 2006.
Brock Christopher – for intercepting Robert Griffin.
Chase Coffman – for, naturally, thrusting the nunchuk upward. Oh yeah, and for being the greatest tight end I've ever seen.
Chase Daniel – for simply being the greatest QB in Mizzou History.
Justin Garrett – for hitting really hard (ask Dez Bryant just how hard).
Earl Goldsmith – for scratching out every single yard possible. And for being named Earl.
Ziggy Hood – for making sure we didn't miss Lorenzo Williams too much. And for being named Ziggy.
Jimmy Jackson – for being the best bowling ball since Zack Abron. And for being the "kid from Caruthersville."
Ryan Madison – for starting so long without any fanfare whatsoever.
William Moore – for intercepting Todd Reesing…and Graham Harrell...and Casey Dick...and Eddie McGee...and just about every other QB on the schedule in 2007. And for driving that awesome car.
Chase Patton – for being the ultimate team player.
Steve Redmond – for sticking around after such a tough setback (injury in senior year).
Tommy Saunders – for being Tommy Saunders. For bleeding, sweating and crying black and gold. And for having that awesome hair.
Stryer Sulak – for making sure we didn't miss Brian Smith too much. And, you guessed it, for being named Stryker.
Jeff Wolfert – for simply being the most accurate kicker of all-time.
Aaron O'Neal – for being the driving spirit behind this program's turnaround. If only you'd been around to see it.