Hoover, AL - Need a sign that things are different in the SEC? Over 1,100 media members were credentialed for the conferences annual media days.
The Missouri Tigers made an appearance on the first day of the event. The contingent included head coach Gary Pinkel, wide receiver T.J. Moe, offensive tackle Elvis Fisher, and defensive back E.J. Gaines.
As expected may of the media's questions centered on whether or not Mizzou can be competitive in the nation's best football conference. Gary Pinkel has heard these questions since the announcement that the Tigers were joining the SEC and he's looking forward to the time when his players can start answering them on the field. "Bottom line, you have to go out and prove yourself," said the 12th year head coach. "I'm fine with that. You have to go out and compete to earn respect. The only way you're going to get respect is winning games."