I think the first few games might be the strongest test. Navy is not a team we need to sleep on with a QB who has thrown 0-3 passes. This is a game where having a young QB might not all be about his performance. The coaches are going to give him a ton of attention potentially neglecting the other facets of the offense. Lets hope everyone, not just JT et al can step up to the challenge game 1
Results are everything, and sometimes as a coach you have to show some confidence in your players to execute. Penn St did the same exact thing to Michigan in the 4th OT, but they were able to covert. If they didn't, every one would be saying how dumb of a call that was on O'Brien's part...instead, it was genius.
As long as he is the only guy moving and is moving lateral or backwards it's a legal play (think of a motion WR). If he was walking forward, it would have been a false start.
If Michigan's oline could block, I wonder what the score would have been. You could play "what if's" all day long...
Michigan is the real deal. Plenty of scorers and play real solid defense. I think we turn it around but a win in Columbus is a must against Michigan. The focus has to be on Purdue though. Looking ahead will only have you looking from behind.