Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin passes the football in the fourth quarter against the Kentucky Wildcats at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on October 27, 2012. Missouri won the game 33-10.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

James Franklin completes a pass against the Kentucky Wildcats at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., on October 27, 2012.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mizzou quarterback James Franklin was walking around the indoor practice facility following Wednesday’s practice,  teasing teammates who were conducting interviews with other media, laughing and smiling and looking care free. While it’s only been one week of fall football camp, Franklin is optimistic 2013 is going to be a better season than last year.

For starters, he’s healthy. No recovering from spring shoulder surgery, no doubting whether or not his knee will hold up, and no concerns at this point about getting his bell rung.  Franklin admits there were several times last year when he doubted whether or not he could physically make plays during a game.

While Franklin has yet to take a hit from an opposing team, just the fact that he is 100% healthy is good news for him, the offense and the new coordinator Josh Henson.  As Franklin looks ahead to the team’s first scrimmage on Saturday, he explains there are a lot of things he wants to accomplish with the first string offense.