Mizzou's daunting SEC schedule looks a little less scary, as starting quarterback James Franklin appears good to go after offseason shoulder surgery.
Franklin passed for 2,865 yards and 21 touchdowns in his first year as a starter. Even better news for Mizzou fans is that the junior says he put up those numbers with nagging injuries.
Pinkel and Franklin both said if— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) August 2, 2012
#Mizzou played a game tomorrow, James would start.
Franklin says he wasn't 100 percent last year. Says his shoulder hasn't felt this good in a year.— Terez A. Paylor (@terezpaylor) August 2, 2012
Franklin had surgery on his right shoulder in March after injuring it while trying to recover a fumble in practice. Franklin's availability will be vital for the Tigers as they hope for a smooth transition to the SEC. Along with those passing numbers, Franklin rushed for 981 yards and 15 more touchdowns.