[LOCKED] No JBB in the Peach Bowl

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on December 26th, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Some team pictures without him in Atlanta were leading to this, but now looks like JBB will not be playing in the Peach Bowl for sure.

Assuming Stueber starts at RT.  This now means Michigan will be without four starters on Saturday, exciting to see young talent prove themselves....

[edit:mgowill] locked because this is already coming off the rails.

HenneGivenSunday

December 26th, 2018 at 11:37 AM ^

I’m assuming he is still working to get healthy? Otherwise, this one doesn’t make that much sense.  I may have missed it, but I don’t think he’s that well regarded in NFL scouting circles.  

Best of luck to him either way. 

Gobgoblue

December 26th, 2018 at 11:38 AM ^

Because he's injured still, or??

Not being in team pics is a bit odd, unless he just didn't want to take the trip just to watch the game. 

Catchafire

December 26th, 2018 at 11:42 AM ^

I get people sitting out, but JBB sitting out for the NFL is laughable.  This staff made a miracle out of JBB and to not give back is disappointing.

Regardless, thanks JBB for your contributions. Good luck in the NFL.

jdemille9

December 26th, 2018 at 11:56 AM ^

There's no indication that he is sitting out to not get injured and hurt whatever small NFL chance he may have, but even if he was who cares. A small shot at the NFL is higher than most people have. I assumed he wasn't fully healed from his last injury, similar to Devin Bush - though Bush should have sat out regardless.  

Rufus X

December 26th, 2018 at 12:55 PM ^

He owes his teammates his best effort - if he is injured or he is heading to the NFL, his teammates will understand and accept his sitting out. But if he is sitting out for other selfish reasons, then he is a coward.

Football is the quintessential team sport - his teammates and coaches need him out there. 

JonnyHintz

December 26th, 2018 at 1:40 PM ^

If he’s sitting out to prepare for the draft, it still makes sense. Getting in good shape and working out to prepare for a strong showing at the combine and/or his pro day will go a lot further in helping his draft stock than playing against Florida. 

Better for his future he focus on individual development and have a strong showing for scouts. 

Qmatic

December 26th, 2018 at 11:42 AM ^

With JBB and Higdon not playing, we could see an offense where all 11 starters return next season. It’ll be interesting to see what we look like, because this will be the offense we see next year; with some switches most likely at RB and/or Tackle.

Catchafire

December 26th, 2018 at 11:49 AM ^

More reason why I don't really care about getting a W in this game.  The bowl games are a joke and praying against Florida is a joke.

JohnnyBlue

December 26th, 2018 at 11:51 AM ^

you know I was talking about this with some friends of mine. I'm honestly fine if we don't make the playoffs we treat the bowl practice/game as a Spring Practice type senerio.  give all the reps to players that will be back the next year, and get a start on figuring out the depth chart.  If you have a senior that wants to play that is fine give them the start in the game, but split reps with next years assumed starter, and give the backups the reps in practice.

swalburn

December 26th, 2018 at 11:53 AM ^

I really want to get that 11th win and a chance to finish top 5 in the country but I have to admit I think I'm getting more interested in the game as a chance to check out some of the young kids and think about next season.   It is interesting to think the starters on offense Saturday may be the exact same guys we see at the start of next season.

KC Wolve

December 26th, 2018 at 12:13 PM ^

Yep. This is how I feel. It’s been a while since I have really cared about a bowl win. I know some people think they are a huge deal and somehow “momentum” caries over 9 months to next year but I don’t buy it. As soon as the clock hits zero no one but maybe players and coaches should really care about the outcome. I’m glad the players get a nice trip and gifts, they deserve it. I am way more interested to see if the offense changes based on personnel and seeing some young guys get time.