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Texas fans sound off about Missouri's move to SEC

Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 4:28 p.m. CST; updated 4:54 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers are moving to the Southeastern Conference and officially leaving the Big 12 Conference by July 1, 2012.

And Saturday's game against the Texas Longhorns, a 17-5 Missouri victory, might have been the last time the Longhorns will play football in Columbia.

Here are some Longhorn fans' responses to some questions about Missouri's decision to leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

What are your thoughts on Mizzou's move to the SEC?

"I'm sorry to see them go, but they have to do what they have to do." - Richard Hunting, Houston

"Everyone has to do what they think is best for their university." - Kurt Whitley, Austin, Texas

"I'm sorry to see the conference breaking up. Missouri's going to find themselves up against more competition than they thought." - Bob Roberts, Austin, Texas

"I understand why they left; the SEC is a strong athletic conference." - Casey Van Hook, Decatur, Ill.

"Since you're taking the Aggies with you, we forgive you." - Ron Gieser, Burleson, Texas

"I think it's unwise. Football is going to be very tough there." - P.J. Torres, San Angelo, Texas

"There are better academics in the Big 12, and you're going to get the snot kicked out of you in the SEC." - J.D. Goodrich, Austin, Texas

What will you miss about traveling to Columbia?

"I'm going to miss coming here. I'm going to miss Shakespeare's Pizza." - Whitley

"I've been every time we've played up here but one. I like coming up here. I was here when they tore down the goalposts." - Roberts

"It's a good campus, a good college atmosphere." - Hunting

Are you excited to travel to West Virginia to see the team that is replacing Missouri in the Big 12?

"I look forward to doing it. I've heard West Virginia fans are rude, but I've been to Ohio State. I doubt (West Virginia) is worse." - Roberts

"I'm more excited about going to TCU." - Goodrich

"I go to every game. If we played on the moon, I'd go." - Hunting


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