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|Tyler Gabbert appeared to be behind James Franklin in the race to be the Tigers' starting QB.|
Gabbert is leaving Mizzou, his father, Chuck, said Monday morning, "for an opportunity to compete and vie for a starting position."
Unstated but implied in those words and his son's action is the notion that Franklin had seized hold of the starting job for keeps after a back-and-forth battle in spring practice.
"This is not a knee-jerk reaction by any stretch of the imagination," he said.