03 January 2011


It's the question that has been at the back of minds, but no one has dared to utter it.  "What if Blaine Gabbert goes pro?" has now turned into "What will happen now that Gabbert has gone pro?"  Looking at the depth chart for Mizzou:
Blaine Gabbert - 2011 NFL draft
James Franklin - true freshman
Ashton Glaser - freshman
Tyler Gabbert - freshman
Jimmy Costello - graduation
We have three freshman quarterbacks in the ranks, very similar to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor when they went into last season with two true frosh QBs in Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson.  We're set on the position depth, but what we're not set on is experience.

Franklin is the only one of the returning three that has any playing experience in 2010.  He went 11/14 for 101 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT for a rating of 151.5.  I expect him to be named the starter for the 2011 run, with Glaser as his backup.

The Tigers have one committed high school senior in Colin Berkstresser from Lees Summit, and one other quarterback considering attending Missouri in Cameron Coffman of Ray-Pec High School.  Both Coffman and Berkstresser are listed as 3-star prospects by espn.com.

Wide receiver T.J. Moe could also be used as a QB, that was his position in high school at Fort Zumwalt West.

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