COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou's offense may get its wish for the 2012 college football season.
Junior quarterback James Franklin is progressing exactly how doctors had hoped, following surgery in the spring on his shoulder. He injured the throwing shoulder during spring drills.
"We expect, without question, for him to be 100-percent," said Missouri Tigers Head Coach Gary Pinkel. "It will be interesting to see in August as he's throwing more consistently over and over again."
Franklin shined at the end of his full-season as the Tigers quarterback in 2011. He threw 2,865 yards and 21 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. Franklin's rushing ability adds another dimension to Mizzou's spread-offense. He rushed 217 times for 981 yards and 15 touchdowns. He led Mizzou to four-straight wins, including a victory over North Carolina in the Independence Bowl.