BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBSMiami.com) – The seemingly never-ending conference realignment dance has come to a screeching halt as the University of Missouri decides its future.
Mizzou is contemplating leaving the Big XII Conference and joining the Southeastern Conference.
Multiple reports indicate that Mizzou does have the votes to join the SEC as long as the school will play in the Eastern Division.
For Mizzou, that would give them annual games against Georgia, Florida, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The SEC is also considering giving Mizzou an annual rivalry game, potentially against Texas A&M.
According to the Kansas City Star, Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton said he hopes to get a deal done on Mizzou’s conference affiliation in a few days or possibly a week or two.
Deaton was given full autonomy to make a conference decision for the school on October 4.
Mizzou will have to negotiate exit fees, overcome any legal issues, and officially apply to the SEC before any move can be made.
The Tigers have won 40 football games over the last four seasons, but are struggling to compete this season as the team breaks in a new quarterback and deals with injuries to key players.