With the current balance of power, Missouri has certainly gotten the better division draw. In the SEC East, they would have competed closely for a couple of different East titles in recent years, but with this year's step backwards (at least in the win column), they will need to prove that their recent level of play is sustainable moving forward. A&M, meanwhile, has a huge stadium and solid recruiting, but they have not yet taken the step forward that many expected. It will be interesting to see how impatient the A&M administration gets this year if the Aggies continue to falter in second halves and limp home to a 7-5 finish or so. Dennis Franchione, after all, was let go after a 7-6 season.The conclusion to my Tailgate column this morning at the mothership.