Sheridan gets a bum rap, in my opinion. He's been asked, several times this season, to play a role that he was never meant to play: starting quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. With all due respect to Nick Sheridan, who I am sure is an outstanding person, I was kinda hoping that he...um...wouldn't play this Saturday.
That is looking doubtful at the moment
Michigan quarterback Steven Threet is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game at No. 10 Ohio State because of a shoulder injury.
So...more Sheridan. Against the conference's 2nd best pass defense. In the 'Shoe. Yikes. The shoulder injury appears to be a slight seperation suffered against Northwestern, and Rodriguez went on to say that the next 48 hours will determine Threet's status. A ray of hope, maybe, but Threet's practiced all of about 3 times in the past 3 weeks. Brady himself would have trouble coping with that kind of layoff, especially coming into a game like this. At this point, I think if we're to ride anyone to victory, it's going to be on Sheridan making a legend out of himself.
Also from the aforementioned article, Sam McGuffie will most likely be inactive due to a death in the family:
Rodriguez is optimistic running back Brandon Minor will play against the Buckeyes (ABC, noon ET) after missing the Northwestern game with injuries to his ribs, shoulder and wrist. Freshman running back Sam McGuffiehad a death in his family and might miss Saturday's game.
I've heard Minor say that he's playing this weekend, no if and's or but's, FWIW.
The injuries...well...they are. They exist. There's no sense in dwelling on the team that could be out there - the team that will be out there will be QB'd by Nick Sheridan and will lack one Sam McGuffie. Yes, looking at the numbers matchup this particular offense looks like it's going to border on sickly to anemic, but it's the best we've got. Updates as events warrent.