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Missouri officials have said playing over the Navy band at the end of last week’s Texas Bowl was an honest mistake. They’ve now issued an apology for the incident. But not everyone’s buying it, including Richard Johnson, executive vice president of the Naval Academy Foundation, who wondered if the story wasn’t simply “revisionist history.” And a Navy alum wrote a letter expressing his disappointment to the Columbia (Mo.) Missourian. Navy beat Mizzou, 35-13. Read more about the apology here.

ESPN blogger Tim Griffin touched on the upcoming Navy-Missouri matchup in the Texas Bowl in an article about “12 players on the spot during the bowls.” One of Griffin’s picks to be on the spot is the entire Missouri defensive line, who excelled at the end of the season, allowing only 52.4 yards rushing per game during the Tigers’ final five games. But the Ricky Dobbs-led Navy triple option is a different animal than what the Tigers faced in the Big 12, and the Mids have shown the ability all year to give big-time programs like Ohio State and Notre…