COLUMBIA - The questions have been constant, but also constantly changing.
They weren't even questions at first.
They were doubts.
How would Missouri replace six players who are now in the NFL? How would a young team fare in the spotlight?
And as quickly as the doubts arrived, a season-opening throttling of Illinois replaced the "hows" with "why nots?"
Why couldn't Missouri repeat as Big 12 North champs? Why couldn't Blaine Gabbert be the best of the Missouri quarterback bunch?
It was less than 48 hours from a cluster of doubt to the top 25. And it was was less than 40 minutes of futile offense until the doubts returned. Fourth quarter comeback wins over Bowling Green aren't the best way to impress the pollsters.
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