January 3, 2011

With Gabbert gone, who's next?

For some NFL team, the Blaine Gabbert saga is about to begin. But for Missouri fans, the most pertinent question with Gabbert gone is "Who's next?"

The logical answer seems to be James Franklin, the sophomore-to-be who completed 11-of-14 passes for 106 yards, a touchdown and an interception in backing up Gabbert this season. And Franklin certainly holds the inside track to the job.

However, this could be a competition well into spring. Tyler Gabbert redshirted this season and impressed observers throughout bowl practices. The younger Gabbert certainly is not ceding the starting job to Franklin.

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