December 23, 2010

All-offer team: Offense

On Nov. 29, 2000, Missouri hired Gary Pinkel as its new football coach. Ten years later, Pinkel has turned around a long-struggling program. In the last five years, Missouri has won 48 games, with a chance at 49 when the Tigers face Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Tuesday.

Arguably, the biggest change surrounding Missouri's program is recruiting. The 2010 class was Pinkel's highest-rated class, according to Still, for every under-the-radar recruit who turned into a star in Columbia, Pinkel tossed his hat in the ring for some of the highest-ranked players in the nation.

As Pinkel's tenth season in Columbia comes to a close, is taking a look at some of the best recruits Missouri went after but didn't get. Today, we'll start with Pinkel's All-Offer offensive unit.

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