I understand, and I don't mean plan for it to be a development year, I only meant it in the context of developing JT sooner than we thought that would happen.
No need to panic. If his shoulder is bad enough to injure it in practice, better to find out now instead of 3 minutes into the 2nd quarter of the Navy game. God speed Braxton! JT and/or Cardale; big shoes to fill, but at least with some precious time to mentally prepare. Even if this ends up being a development year, OSU is on course to become a dominant team in college football. OSU will still be more than fine. E+R=O. Go Bucks!
I was thinking that Meyer mentioned during media days (or maybe it was one of the ESPN interviews) that Braxton's reps would be limited until he gets enough of them, not having had reps through the spring. I'm hoping this is consistent with those statements and not some additional or new concern.
As for Barrett, I think he had a better second half in an otherwise lousy spring game where neither QB had very good protection and both faced an onslaught by what looked like a very aggressive defensive line.
This staff has done more with less in the past so I remain very optimistic. The talent and the heart is there, whether all units gel as a team will make the difference now.
Whether Brady has reason to be much more confident, much less confident, or about the same as far as *ichigan's potential for success this year, I tend to think his comments to the media and public would be unchanged from this. His MO seems to be some kind of attempt at playing a mixture of Fort Schembechler and coach speak.
There appears to be a pattern, in addition to the guard incident and the post game handshake antics, it looks like Jayru has a fondness for bodyslamming.
I always hope that kids can turn their lives around when they make bad decisions, but without consequences I'm pretty skeptical. 60 days will be meaningless to him or anyone else who might do the same thing if he still gets his scholarship.
I would up vote this if I could
I could see downplaying the Dontre Wilson incident (for lack of a better way of putting it) compared to the Pacers/Pistons brawl or the Todd Bertuzzi hit. But the 71-72 Gophers turned into a bunch of extremely violent criminals in a split second and got little more than a slap on the wrist.
First post, but wanted to say that with all of the bad news this week and the things we saw against Illinois, Ttun, and MSU that I was really worried that this game could be an embarrassment. The boys never gave up and left everything on the field. I'm proud of them and they have nothing to be ashamed of, just some things to learn from. Clemson is a little bit ahead, it wasn't too long ago that they we're put to shame in the Orange Bowl and they grew from it. Buckeyes will too, they have hearts of champions. Bosa was a warrior, Vonn Bell shows a lot of promise, Armani Reeves appears to have improved significantly (still room to improve but dude looked like a potential player in plays where he was completely absent in the past), and some promising recruits. I feel terrible for Philly. You take away one mistake and he was a huge factor in OSU having a shot at a win. He'll have a hard time forgiving himself and did everything he could to make up for it. Yes I wanted more Guap in the 4th and yes I was calling for Guiton when Braxton clearly didn't belong in there at the end but I feel very good about where this team is headed compared to how I felt just 2.5 years ago. Go Bucks and I can't wait for next fall.