James Franklin confident in shoulder

Updated: August 2, 2012, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says there's no doubt quarterback James Franklin will be ready for the opener. Both Pinkel and Franklin said after the opening day of fall camp that he could play right now.

Pinkel said Thursday night that Franklin is showing no signs of problems coming off shoulder surgery in March. Franklin said he was careful with his throws and hadn't been hit yet but gradually will air it out.

"James looked pretty good overall," Pinkel said. ...

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