Injuries to Ryan Buchholz and Ryan Bates played a significant role in the loss to Ohio State this past weekend. As is standard for James Franklin, the depth chart for this week provides tenuous reassurance as to their status for the upcoming game against Michigan State. The presence of Buchholz and Bates in their usual starting positions is good, but is certainly not a guarantee that we will see them suit-up on Saturday.
Outside of the mystery regarding those two players, the depth chart this week provides little intrigue. I’ll update this article tomorrow if we get any additional information out of Franklin during his press conference. It is unlikely that he’ll share much, especially if its bad news, so don’t hold your breath.