Missouri needs replacements at quarterback and for the pass rush.
After matching the school record with 12 wins capped by a Cotton Bowl triumph, nobody doubts coach Gary Pinkel is up for the task.
The move to the SEC stopped looking like a mistake several months ago.
Now, it's a program to be reckoned with, even though there'll be seven new starters on defense next fall and many of the top contributors on offense won't be back, either.
After matching the school record for victories set in 2007, the Tigers (12-2) appear to have the depth to reload without the likes of James Franklin, Michael Sam and Kony Ealy.