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Missouri's Tyler Gabbert transferring

Updated: May 10, 2011, 12:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The battle to replace Blaine Gabbert as Missouri's starting quarterback is over. His younger brother has decided to transfer.

Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that redshirt freshman Tyler Gabbert is leaving, ending the competition with sophomore James Franklin to succeed Blaine as the Tigers' quarterback.

Both players entered spring practice with what coaches called an equal shot at the starting job. Franklin was elevated to the top of the depth chart entering the fall ...

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