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James Franklin To Start For Tigers

Good news for Mizzou.
Missouri football players running onto the field.

COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Barry Odom of the Missouri Tigers prepares to run onto the field with players prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

According to ESPN's Edward Aschoff, James Franklin will indeed start today against South Carolina. This should come more as a sense of relief than a surprise to Tiger fans, as rumors around campus were that Franklin would be good to go.

It will be interesting to see how conservatively Coach Gary Pinkel plays with Franklin, who appears to have had trouble throwing the ball downfield this year.