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SBN Reacts: Mizzou fans are looking for Offensive Line help

You voted, here’s how it went!

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Missouri Tigers fans and fans across the country. Sign up hereto participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

The transfer portal is open and like usual it’s been a wild start. Missouri hasn’t been the most active so far, there have only been a few exits, and one newcomer. But just because there hasn’t been a lot of movement doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of movement. Some of the lack of movement may be due to some excellent culture built by Eli Drinkwitz and his staff these days. Winning can have that effect.

But either way, Missouri does have production to replace. And the easiest way to replace production, if you aren’t sure about your depth, is via the portal.

So what position is the most important one to replenish via the portal? Mizzou fans have spoken:

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We asked this question and then the next day Missouri got the commitment from Toriano Pride at Cornerback. So maybe that pulled a few votes away from the defensive backfield. But the offensive line is losing Xavier Delgado and Javon Foster, immediate help needed. So this makes sense that fans would feel the need to replenish the left side of the offensive line through the portal. The only problem? Everyone is looking for line help through the portal.

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You can bet on the game if you like, this feels like a healthy amount of overconfidence on Missouri fans part. I realize a lot of the Buckeyes team is in the transfer portal, but let's at least get closer to the game first. Maybe that’s just me being a worrisome Mizzou fan.

National Votes!

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Gotta say, nailed this one CFP committee. It's rare you see these kind of national votes going all one way and yet... here we are. Only one in five votes supported the committee’s votes.

If I were asked this question, I’d have answered the same way. I simply don’t know how you justify leaving out an undefeated power conference champion. I get they lost their quarterback, I get they were probably not one of the four best teams, but I just don’t think that’s how you do sports. Sports should be about what you’ve done. Sometimes the team with the best record doesn’t win the championship, but they don’t get excluded.

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Clearly these votes were about FSU, and it’s really hard to make the case for FSU’s exclusion. The reality here is the SEC is the best league. If you win the SEC you should be included in the playoff also. So you have an undefeated Pac 12 team, an undefeated Big 10 team, an undefeated ACC team, and the SEC Champ, right?

Well the only situation which could muck that up would be if the Big 12 Champ had already defeated the SEC Champ and were their only loss.

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Georgia’s schedule did them in. Obviously they couldn’t get by Alabama, but their non-conference schedule was weak enough to not really give them the wiggle room if they did lose the Conference championship. They won the East and were undefeated, but they hadn’t really played all that well for most of the season and had only barely beaten Missouri at home as their best win. Not exactly a convincing resume.

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I disagree with this though. Alabama won the SEC, and as the best league the SEC should be represented in the playoff. I would rather make an argument for the exclusion of an undefeated conference champion from the Pac 12 or Big 12 than a one loss SEC team.

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I have no real take on Army-Navy. I know it’s a tradition, I’m not savvy enough to comment.

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This I very much disagree with, and I say this with no disrespect to Michael Penix who is a great collegiate quarterback. But he’s not Jayden Daniels. Daniels is the best player in College Football and if you swapped the two UW would still be undefeated and I’m not sure LSU would have won more than 7 games. I don’t know how to explain it other than the only guy who could do what Daniels did this year was Daniels. He should be the Heisman winner and I don’t think the vote should be close.

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