Posted: 6:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
By Bill C.
Pinkel's announcement of starting QB should have started with an "Oh, I didn't see you there..." http://t.co/2W8PIhySC1— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) August 16, 2013
As we've been predicting since basically last November, James Franklin will be Missouri's starting quarterback when the Tigers take the field against Murray State on August 31. Gary Pinkel confirmed it last night, but the writing had been on the wall for quite a while.
This is good news. We have no idea how Franklin will play when the games actually start (though if he's healthy, we have a pretty good idea), but he didn't back into this job. He seized control of it with a steady spring, a good summer, and, apparently, an outstanding scrimmage on Thursday.