Both Mizzou and Texas A&M left the Big 12 to join the SEC back in 2012 and each school found varying levels of success early in the tenures. Missouri won the SEC East in both 2013 and 2014 while Texas A&M produced a Heisman Trophy winner in Johnny Manziel in 2012.
“The move separated (Texas A&M) from Texas.” Brando stated during the interview. “At some point A&M has got to slay not just Alabama, but LSU and Alabama. Missouri having the success that it did was shocking to me.”