Found July 17, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
As SEC media day unfolded, Missouri Tigers football fans received some confirmation regarding the depth chart at the quarterback position as the team gets ready to begin practice. Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel brought senior James Franklin with him and told reporters that Franklin was the front-runner. Franklin also answered questions from reporters and was asked who had the rudest fans in the SEC. His response may surprise Tigers fans. Mizzou QB James Franklin on the 'rudest' fans in the #SEC: "Missouri. My own fans." — Jon Cooper (@JonSDS) July 16, 2013 Franklin later clarified his response, saying the rudest fan he had encountered last year was a Mizzou fan and not all Mizzou fans are rude. While Franklin attempts to control the damage, it may be too little too late for the highly scrutinized quarterback who struggles throwing the ball in the pocket and ran timidly last season behind a beaten up Mizzou offensive line. Many in Mizzou Nation are ready to move and...

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Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin had a rough day of it on Tuesday at SEC Media day, when he told reporters that his own Mizzou fans were the rudest in the SEC. But Wednesday started off much better for Franklin, who was announced as one of 34 quarterbacks on the pre-season Davey O’Brien Award watchlist. #Mizzou quarterback James Franklin is one of 34 players named to...
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