Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel tries to call a time-out towards field judge Greg Thomas against the Auburn Tigers in the second quarter during the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome.. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri’s Gary Pinkel open to idea of quarterback competition


While Maty Mauk is the starter for now, Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel didn’t rule out the possibility of a quarterback competition when asked about it last week.

Per the Columbia Daily Tribune:

“It’s all about competition. He played a third of a season and did very, very well. We all know that. It’s still about competition. He’s the starter right now.”

Pinkel also said the slew of quarterbacks behind Mauk — Corbin Berkstresser, Eddie Printz, Trent Hosick, and freshman Marvin Zanders — should push the redshirt sophomore to elevate his game:

“The guys that are behind Maty. They just give him an extra push to practice even harder to prove that he should be in that No. 1 spot.”

Mauk went 3-1 while filling in for the injured James Franklin last season, completing 68 of 133 passes for 1,071 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also rushed for 229 yards and a touchdown.

[Source: Columbia Daily Tribune]

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