Missouri’s second string quarterback, who played at the number one slot in the spring because of James Franklin’s shoulder surgery gets arrested. If Franklin’s not healthy by the time the season rolls around and this kid has to sit, what’s left behind them isn’t too pretty.
Missouri has only one other scholarship quarterback on its roster, junior Ashton Glaser, who was third on the depth chart before Franklin’s injury. Incoming freshman Maty Mauk of Kenton, Ohio, is expected to join the team this summer.
The real issue here is prep time. Even if Franklin is cleared to play, he’ll only have a month of fall practice to get ready. And Pinkel has to decide how to allocate time to the backups, given Franklin’s shoulder. In short, the passing game playing field for Georgia’s conference opener has the potential to be leveled more than we might have anticipated.