Big Ten Shakeup: Wilton Speight Done For Year
College football is one of those sports where one individual can change the whole landscape of a season. Michigan Wolverines announced their star quarterback Wilton Speieght will miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. John O’Korn, formerly of Houston fame, will be their starting quarterback when Michigan takes on Indiana at home. This is a major shock to the Big Ten and changes how we look at things moving forward.
First with Wisconsin, you hate to say a conference rival’s injury is helpful or hurtful to you, but it hurts Badgers in a major way. Ohio State becomes the favorite to win out with the game in Michigan hanging in the balance. Penn State will likely slide in and take their Big Ten Championship spot. We discussed yesterday how playing Penn State could hurt Badgers in the long run. Hell, Michigan with O’Korn could be considered an average opponent instead of being a legitimate contender.
We’ll see how it sorts out this weekend versus Indiana then the big one in two weeks versus Ohio State. If anyone can figure out how to make a new quarterback great in mid-November, it’s Jim Harbaugh.