Pinkel, No. 5 Tigers thrive in SEC Year 2
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago.
Missouri had just gone a dispiriting 5-7 in its SEC debut season, the program's first losing record since 2004.
"I love Christmas music," Pinkel recalled. "But I'll tell you, we're not going to a bowl, I didn't listen to any Christmas music. I didn't want to feel good."