It has been a bad year to be a starting quarterback in the SEC East.
On the same day that Florida freshman Will Grier was suspended indefinitely, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel confirmed that junior quarterback Maty Mauk will miss his third straight game on Saturday, when the Tigers travel to Athens to play UGA.
Mauk was suspended indefinitely on Sep. 29 for a violation of team policies and was again not listed on Monday’s depth chart, instead yielding his spot to true freshman Drew Lock.
For the second week in a row, Pinkel refused to talk about the details surrounding the suspension.
Lock has welcomed mixed results since taking over the offense.
After a sensational debut against South Carolina, Lock struggled against Florida, completing just 16 of his 39 attempts for 151 yards and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
Mizzou hasn’t had a quarterback throw for 200 or more yards in a single game since Mauk did so against Alabama in the 2014 SEC Championship game.
Mauk was also the subject of Internet controversy following Saturday’s loss because of favorites made from his Twitter account.
Here are Maty Mauk's most recent favorites on Twitter… pic.twitter.com/EuzXyaWVtW
— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) October 11, 2015