I don't think Donnel is ready. Sure he could get a few minutes here and there but I don't want to see a kid with a bright future waste a redshirt in a few non-conference games. I don't think he would see time in-conference so to me it would be a waste this year.
Now if McGary was iffy....that would give the coaches something to think about but that isn't the case.
I'm going to try to enjoy this year and try not to think about life without McGary for now.
Hope Donnel improves this year in practice and Doyle is ready to play next year because they are going to need both.