A lot of the (I would assume) younger fans are being fooled by our rash of freshman and redshirt freshman impact players the last couple of years. It wasn't so long ago that even redshirt sophmores seemed too inexperienced to be out on the field. I was at school when Tom Brady was third string behind Griese and Driesbach and I distinctly remember his first pass. He threw an interception and my friends and all all thought, "who is this California pretty boy and why the hell are we playing him?" We know a lot more about these kids because of the internet coverage of recruiting, and I think kids are being better coached in HS than they used be, but I still don't like to see these young guys out there( I understand that right now we don't have much of a choice). We need to get back to the days when a future All Big Ten player waits patiently 2 years for the current All Big Ten player to graduate and then steps in. I hope these rash of transfers aren't a glimps into a future where all kids expect to be playing as true freshman, and fans are clammoring for the new flavor of the month recruit every year.
fair point that