Norm Stewart was a top-notch coach there for many years and the rivalry with KU was big in the days of the Big 8. He coached there for 20+ years and was as important to them as Keady was to us. He produced a number of AAs and NBA players. So while we don't think much of their recent history, they are not a Northwestern, Penn State, Minny or whatever. They would be considered an upper division team, whether in the Big 8, Big 12 or Big 10. That said, I still think the Purdue job is a better one in terms of being in a hot bed of talent, fan interest and legacy. But let's not look down our noses at Mizzou. KU can do that and for good reason - hell, their first coach was a guy named Naismith!