Pinkel: Franklin Enters Fall Camp As Mizzou’s No. 1 QB

James Franklin didn’t have much of a 2012 season. But he’s still in the driver’s seat when it comes to keeping his job for the 2013 season.

Before his appearance at SEC Media Days, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel confirmed to reporters that Franklin, a senior, will be the team’s No. 1 quarterback entering fall camp. A final decision could be made in mid-August.

After spring, Pinkel suggested that Franklin might have had an edge, but said he was happy to take the competition with sophomores Maty Mauk and Corbin Berkstresser into August. Though that competition will continue, with the majority of the offseason now behind the candidates, it’s clear Mauk and Berkstresser have their work cut out for them to claim the job from Franklin before the season starts.

Source: Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sports