The 2019 season is not going to be too entertaining for Missouri football fans. The Tigers are losing star quarterback Drew Lock to the NFL Draft and are banned from competing in the 2019 bowl season. There is some excitement for the program, however, after a new decal that the team will reportedly be wearing was leaked on Twitter.
The decal says “Make It Right” and the phrase is within the shape of Missouri. The saying is a new phrase that the university’s athletic department will be using for the 2019 athletic season. According to the university’s athletic department, the saying “Make It Right” has been used with great success during the current softball and baseball seasons.
The school is using the phrase after the NCAA punished Missouri for self-reporting a problem with a tutor.
The NCAA banned the Tigers from playing in a bowl game in the 2019 season for the violation. Football was not the only sport at Missouri that got punished as baseball and softball were also affected. The university cooperated with the NCAA during the investigation but was punished for its actions.
Missouri fans were outraged at the harsh punishment for the three teams and want the infractions eliminated. The university wanted to come up with a phrase that would band the fans together with the common goal of getting all teams exonerated by the NCAA. Missouri came up with the phrase “Make It Right” as the NCAA would be doing the right thing by lifting the infractions.
The Tigers’ athletic motto is “Win It Right” and the new phrase is an extension of that. The university wants fans to hashtag the phrase, while it is going through this troubling time periods. All programs affected by NCAA punishments will suffer financial casualties and Missouri is trying to limit the potential damage.
It is unlikely that the NCAA will reverse its decision on Missouri but the football team will still wear the decal on the back of the helmet. The “Make It Right” decal could change the NCAA’s mind but only time will tell as of right now.