Dantonio: MCL and broken leg for Travis Jackson. He is done for season.
How is the impact to the line ? Anyone know how deep they are at center ?
Honestly, I think that Molk was so good last year and the Molk-less Sugar Bowl snaps were so terrifying that we tend to overrate the impact of centers around here. I made a similar argument when Magnus named Ricky Barnum our second-most important player in 2012.
Center is important, no doubt, but there's a reason that NFL teams don't touch those guys in the early rounds. There are many more important positions on the football field.
Plus, from what I saw (and can see on television), the back-up seemed fine today.
The center is frequently tasked with blocking the opposing nose guard. If you have a weakness at center, and he gets pushed backwards regularly, that alone can blow up your offense. So much of offense comes down to timing. Any iittle disruption at the start of a play can blow it up. The center is also an important pulling blocker. If your center can't pull, that limits your running game.
In the Sugar Bowl, I think we actually would have been better off leaving Khoury in there and hoping he'd settle down, because Molk could not move and his total immobility made it very hard for us to control the line of scrimmage.
I think a good center is essential for an offense to function at its peak. Sure, they can be replaced with a competent backup and still succeed, but the same can be said for anyone else on the line. Take Molk out of last year's offense and they struggle, but look at the teams who succeed and you tend to see a veteran line with an experienced center calling the plays and blocking assignments.
The reason Barnum was (seemingly) so important was because of a complete lack of depth at the position. Jack Miller just isn't ready yet, and while Mealer had been snapping the ball for a few years, he never seemed to be a viable option until this year.
Regardless, Michigan's running game is struggling somewhat this season, and the only changes are the loss of Molk, the loss of Huyge, and the loss of Koger; and I don't really think Huyge/Koger's departures have been that impactful...
Not that big of a blow. Ruhland who filled in played well. I think Jack Allen moves back to his natural Center position and Blake Treadwell takes over at LG. 2-deep is looking thin now with 2 season-long injuries though
I wish him a speedy recovery, I never like to see anyone get hurt.
Q just started licking his chops.
Never like to hear that about anybody. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery.
Well, we've got to be able to stop the MSU run game now. ND and Ohio did it, and that was with Jackson in the lineup (for most of the way anyway).
Injuries suck. What is the protocol for getting a medical redshirt? Would this player qualify?
It's one week too late. Week 4 is the last week you can play before suffering an injury that qualifies you for a redshirt.
It's probably a moot point, though, because he's already redshirted. You can't redshirt twice (and get a 6th year) unless both are injury-related.
The one thing about football I hate... seeing young kids get injured.
Ouch, sounds painful, and that really sucks for that kid. Hopefully he has a rapid and successful recovery.
After hearing some of the stuff he's said and seeing his press conference last week, enjoy seeing him pissed. Just strikes me as this dickish weirdo
John L. Smith Reloaded? Sparty falling back to earth should make for some very interesting pressers this season. This guy has no composure.
Up until last week I thought the guy was a new man. He didn't seem to be alpha douche as much. Then he relapsed.
Heard Dantonio on MSU flagship after game. He was composed and philosophical about loss. Said his team needed to make a few more plays. Dantonio praised Braxton Miller and OSU, had good things to say about the crowd, was upbeat about MSU's future, and talked about loss not hurting them in quest for Rose Bowl. Dantonio also downplayed fumble for TD that wasn't.
Sometimes coachspeak, even given its non-informational nature, can be a good thing for a man, and a fanbase.
Doesn't matter what team it is, never want to see a kid hurt and lose a season. Hope for a speedy and healthy recovery.
and I always get nervous when someone even thinks about any advantage to us regarding it. A karma thing......
Young man worked hard to get to starting and that's a tough rehab.
Best of luck to him in his recovery.
There were a lot of injuries in that game. Both teams seemed to be going for big hits moreso than anything else.
Hope he makes a fast recovery. Injuries suck.
MSU only rushed for 50 yards against ND. They also weren't running the ball well today before Jackson got hurt.
did fine. In the long run though this will undoubtedly hurt them.
I'll start by saying the obvious, you never want to see a kid get hurt. But when I watched the game today, their backup seemed to be on par. Now, there is probably a reason he was a backup, maybe he isn't as good at making calls on the O-line, so I'm guessing it will hurt them. Continuity in the long run is going to hurt them probably more than anything.
But in all honesty, so far this year MSU's O-line can't be a whole lot worse. We're talking like Michigan '08 offensive line here.
Never good to see a young man get hurt playing the sport he loves. Hope he get's back at it when healthy.
I wish him the best and a speedy and full recovery and a prosperous nfl career. I also hope this helps us win.
can we just cut the shit, everyone? no one honestly cares about this guy's health, you're all just saying you do to keep up appearances. sorry y'all, just keepin it real.
It sucks when players get hurt. This is a game, you want to play other people's full teams, and you don't want to see someone get hurt, ever. Let's be real, most of us enjoy this game so much because it's like child's play. It takes us back to when we played, maybe not even organized football, but in our back yards with our friends. It takes us away from the stresses of the real world, it's where, even though we stress about our teams and probably care way too much, it's been an escape for many of us (and many of these players) from many varying circumstances and situations. I'm guessing you're young, maybe some day you'll get it, but I can tell you right now that I for one find no joy in any player getting hurt .
And honestly feel bad for soemone who goes down doing something they love and have worked so hard at. These players spend an extrodinary amount of time preparing and training to get to where they are, regardless of the team, and regardless of the situation, to see something out of their control happen to stop all that hard work, sucks.
You really have no faith in humanity, do you?
You suck balls. I hope you or any of your children never play a full contact sport and ever hurt themselves. Any asshole that wants someone to be seriously hurt in a SPORT is a fucked up loser shitbag of a human being you waste of carbon.
Thank you for "keepin it real." I think we were all really offended by people wishing him well, but your realness is a breath of fresh air.
I'm not saying this b/c it is MSU and I hate Dantonio, but I don't think he should have been let back into that game. Am I wrong to think this? The announcers said he had the wind knocked out of him, but it looked like he was out cold. I hope this issue is looked into. Gholston has a potential NFL future and it would be a shame to risk that for a b10 win or two.
If I saw that situation go down with a Michigan player I would have some serious questions for Hoke.
I think chances that kid is going to get any dumber are pretty low. I feel bad for the center though. I hope he makes a full recovery. And then loses every game the rest of his life.
Yeah. He definitely had a concussion. Not to speculate what happened but man... That seemed sketchy as hell
He was OUT COLD...even the Sparties on RCMB agree on this point. He should not have even sniffed the game again yesterday. Maybe the Sparty docs could clue in to all the brain trauma concerns in football today.
I hate Gholston for his treatment of Denard last year, and he does similar shit every game. I saw him laying on top of Miller a few extra seconds yesterday. He's a total dick, but FB and life are separate things. The coaches were wrong to play him again, and I bet we haven't heard the last of it.
Get well soon Travis. Hope you get to play again sooner than later. That is a huge blow for that offense. Habitating in the Lansing area sports talk radio is pro Sparty. Heard this kid on the Mark Dantonio show and he's an anchor for that team.
Get well soon. Injuries like that suck.
But I don't mind seeing Sparty run down (as a team).