… Goro (6-2, 205) went through spring practice as the No. 2 quarterback behind Larry Smith, but that was because Jordan Rodgers was unable to scrimmage due to recent shoulder surgery. Rodgers is now throwing again and expects to be at full strength by the start of August camp.
Franklin also added three quarterbacks in his 2011 signing class.
“The specifics I’m not comfortable getting into, but basically from the time I arrived on campus there were some situations and some concerns,” Franklin said. “I wanted to give him every opportunity to prove himself under a new regime.
“Basically it comes down to this: We have a high standard for everyone on the team. But the reality is the quarterbacks are going to be under a different microscope, from a leadership standpoint with teammates to commitment level … all those things. We felt like internally it was in his best interest to move on.”
Bobby Petrino couldn’t have said it any better. And do you notice how this kind of decision always seems to be in the player’s best interest and never the program’s? SEC head coaches sure are a selfless bunch.