Franklin, Missouri hoping for better 2013 - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Franklin, Missouri hoping for better 2013

Posted: Updated:

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Quarterback James Franklin and Missouri are hoping for a happier season.

 

First things first: Franklin must beat out two challengers for the starting job. The Tigers had their first losing season since 2004 in the program's debut year in the Southeastern Conference.

 

Coach Gary Pinkel said Tuesday at SEC media days that injuries to Franklin and a number of offensive linemen hurt his team but adds that "I'm paid to overcome anything that happens to us." He says Missouri is "very, very hungry."

 

Franklin was coming off a terrific sophomore season but missed three games and parts of three more with injuries last season.

 

Pinkel says he considers Franklin his No. 1 quarterback but the competition will be open when preseason practice starts.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.