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James Franklin Still The Man For Missouri Tigers

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is sticking with James Franklin as the Tigers' quarterback despite the sophomore's recent struggles.

Even with James Franklin's recent struggles with turnovers, a change at the quarterback position is not imminentaccording to Missouri Tigers' coach Gary Pinkel who threw a vote of confidence towards his sophomore signal caller.

"Most people simply will look at the quarterback and say, ‘It's his fault,' but a route could be run the wrong way, a player could come out of a break the wrong way. For him, we had two balls tipped (at the line of scrimmage). He's had four balls tipped in 218 throws. That's probably as normal as any quarterback we've ever had. "Certainly, especially for a young quarterback, you are always concerned about them not taking on too much themselves. "He's the kind of guy that would do that because that's the type of person he is, so we've got to help him through that."

Franklin has thrown for over 1600 yards while completing 60 percent of his passes. He has 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season. The problem lies in that Missouri is just 3-4 and six of Franklin's seven interceptions have come in the last three games. Most recently, Franklin threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the second half of the Tigers' 45-24 loss to Oklahoma State. 

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