Missouri DB: 'They're No. 1 for a reason' 

October, 11, 2012
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E.J. Gaines is sick of the questions about playing in the SEC. Missouri's standout defensive back has heard enough. It's been 103 days since the Tigers officially became full-fledged members of the conference and the transition hasn't occurred without scrutiny.

"I am tired of that question," Gaines said with a laugh. "But it is what I expected. It's fun. It's intense. You play great teams each week."

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Jerome Miron/US PresswireMissouri cornerback E.J. Gaines expects his Tigers to give Alabama a tough challenge on Saturday.
The Tigers are 0-3 in their inaugural season as SEC members, losing games to South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt. The SEC has seven ranked teams, while Missouri's former conference, the Big 12, has just four.
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