The entire landscape of the Big Ten was altered this past week with the announcement that Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller would be out the entire season after suffering another shoulder injury. Of course, there were a few teams in the Big Ten that now feel better about their chances in the conference, and that includes the team from up north.
However, when talking about the injury to Miller, Michigan coach Brady Hoke was nothing but class as he expressed how badly he feels for one of the best players in college football.
“I feel terrible for Braxton Miller and his family,” Hoke said. “He’s been a class act any time I’ve been around him.
“You never want a kid to get hurt.”
No matter how you feel about Hoke and Michigan, it was nice of him to give the proper response, even though they now believe that their chances at a conference title are much better with Braxton out of the picture.
Still, they, just like everyone else in the country, has no idea what they’re going to see from J.T. Barrett. So we won’t know how things will go until the season gets underway in just one week.