Hopefully he will cope by handing off a lot. This would be a great opportunity for the tailbacks to get involved in a successful running attack.
Denard WILL Start vs. Minnesota
I'd be skeptical of Denard starting even if Hoke pinky promised.
Hopefully our RB's finally produce giving us a 40-0 lead in the first half so we can get Gardner/Bellomy some in-game reps in the 2nd.
Once we are up 40-0, wouldn't you think that Bellmoy will get the majority of the snaps?
Unless Gardner comes in when we're up 30-0...then no. Gardner has been getting more snaps at QB this week than Bellomy and Denard which likely means they're trying to prep Gardner for the backup roll should Denard go down again.
It implies that the coaches have realized that Gardner being kind of meh as a reciver + Bellomy clearly not being ready x ulnar nerver compression = welcome back to full time QB status for number 12.
DG was having an All-Big Ten type of year until the last couple games. At one point he was averaging 75 yards and a touchdown per game. I'm not sure if you realize, but that's a 1,000 yard season.
When you're QB isn't a great thrower, and gets hurt...and then the backup isn't ready, it's going to hurt your numbers.
Les has a great team, but it's going to be tough for them to challenge Purdue for the Big Ten title.
Well Les and co successfully survived the monster game All American Gholston and Heisman candidate Leveon Bell, had. Let's see their highlights again. Wow! NFL scouts are you watching this?
Wait, you mean Herbstreet won't make the announcement about Denard starting a random B1G game. Well it must not be true then.
I WILL be watching tomorrow at noon to see if that report is right. And i DO hope it's true but if not, then I EXPECT Devon to have a good game as his replacement.
What about Deven or D'Ven? Would you be ok with either of them?
Only if it's Deven Smith
^^^ I am a doctor and....what he said.
the combination of "I am a doctor" and your avatar...it made me lol
..."Our pets heads are falling off!"
but I can spell it - Denard will play well and conservatively......Defense wins it
I could see our defense scoring enough points to beat Minnesota.
Gibbons kicks three FGs in overtime
Seriously I could cut glass with these things right now. Woo Hoo!
Something about this has me expecting the unexpected. Denard starts, but at what position and how long does he play? Does he split snaps with the #2 QB? Does he get involved as a halfback? Slot receiver?
There is a lot at risk moving forward with having him on the field as QB. Saturday could be our best shot at getting a backup QB prepped for games 9 thru 12 and possibly the B1G CG. I think we see Denard play, but in unconventional looks/formations relative to other games up to this point.
on special teams. I see a big day leading and busting the wedge.
ESPN also talked about the concussion Denard received at Nebraska!?!? Is there ANY truth to this or is it just the World Wide Leader showing their disdain for the B1G?
Maybe they thought his elbow got concussed.
They're only showing their incompetence, he didn't suffer a concussion.
I hate to play quote police/douchebag, but that kid (who had himself one hell of a child acting career) did not utter the "tumor" line. The character named 'Loel' did, he had a few other dark ones about death as well.
The kid above's funniest line was probably, "boys have a penis, girls have a vagina", to which Mr. Kimball responds, "thanks for the tip". This was part of the "who is your daddy, and what does he do?" game.
Also, Richard Tyson, what happened to that guy?
It's NOT a concussion....it's a brain boo boo.
He's just got a little thingy with his head.
and they were referencing Hoke's radio show. I'll believe it when I see it.
Shields to max in right upper quadrant.
I'm thinking this will happen vs. Minnesota:
for referencing TWO of my favorite tv shows!
Hopefully we actually have a backup plan this time if he goes down again
This quote is from Fitz Q&A with espn big team blog
Denard's doing well. He's getting back, he's getting healthy. He's ready to go.
Made me feel a little better for some reason.
She tweeted the Friday practice video from mgoblue.com, around the 35 second mark you see Denard throwing the ball around. I'm sure he will start the game, and I pray he finishes it.
It would be nice to limit his game to the 1st half....let's see if we can open it up enough for him to rest in the 2nd half.
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start Denard at QB and run the damn ball, mix in some short passes, and don't be afraid to punt. We aren't going to blow Minny out, but we should be fine with our D as long as we don't turn it over. I'd feel better if Denard didn't have to run much, or play the whole game.
Sorry guys (and gals)...I suck.
ESPN strikes again!
No harm, no foul.