Eli Drinkwitz checked just about every box in his first season at Missouri.
Playing an SEC-only schedule, the Tigers went 5-5 and won nearly every toss-up game. Drinkwitz seemed to have found his quarterback of the future in Connor Bazelak, five players were selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the early recruiting returns have been great. The Tigers finished 35th in average star rating in the class of 2021, have recruited in-state very well, and have a top-100 quarterback from Georgia pledged to the program in the class of 2o22.
Despite all of those good vibes, the roster at Mizzou is undoubtedly in a transition stage.