The Missouri Tigers finished the 2009 football season with an 8-5 record. As the team begins to warm up for the 2010 season, many fans expect to see the Tigers return to the field for a stronger season, the last for the old Big 12 Conference.
One of the key offensive players for the Tigers will be junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert was injured in the middle of last season when the Tigers played the Cornhuskers in October. Even with a sprained right ankle, Gabbert continued to take his position, throwing 24 touchdown passes for 3,593 yards.
This season Gabbert has recovered and is back on the field. But should another injury take Gabbert out of the game, the Tigers will be ready.
The team has a new player who’s quickly grabbing attention. Freshman quarterback James Franklin, a highly prized recruit out of Corinth, Texas, will be Gabbert’s backup.
With Gabbert back on his feet, the team is expected to do well, according to the Bleacher Report. The team kicks off the season with an easy schedule, the Report writes.
Playing Illinois, McNeese State, San Diego State, Miami (in Ohio) and Colorado, the boys of MU are expected to be riding easy.
Games against Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas Tech are when the team will have to really flex its muscle.
What do you expect to see from the Tigers this season?