1st, this is a big Bummer. Not only is he one of the best QB in college football, the team is schemed with him as the central piece in the offense. but, if he's out for season or long time, we need to get over it.
2nd, I really thought we wouldn't even have Braxton for this year, if you asked me a year ago. I thought we would have JT or CJ as QB this year anyway. only thing is either would have had spring and fall to be developed into a starter rather than this last minute promotion due to injury (again assuming the worst)
3rd, i believe championship teams are made, not as much as due to QB being the best player in football, but with great defense (Alabama teams of recent, FL teams w/ Urban, and even OSU in 2001 with Krenzel who really was barely an above average QB).
in essence, terrible news, but w/ our soft schedule in the first several games, we need to get JT up to speed, get him comfortable and utilize players around him to be efficient on offense. Defense needs to dominate. We need to be humming by Penn State game and MSU the week after.
I am cautiously optimistic but bummed for sure