You know that all this talk about Moore has awoken Reag in a good way.
All eyes will be on Reagor and Purdue’s standout receiver Rondale Moore. This is a stage and a game in which each receiver can flash their abilities.
“J Reagor, man, I don’t see anyone that can stop him really, except for TCU,” said Innis Gaines, the Frogs’ senior strong safety. “Other than that, I see nobody in the country stopping my boy who has true speed, true talent.
“I’m ready to see him ball out.”
We could see a backup Saturday night for the Boilers.
A quarterback with a concussion
Though Purdue graduated a 3,000-yard passer this past offseason in the form of ex-Carrollton Creekview High School product David Blough, quarterback Elijah Sindelar has created plenty of early noise in his first season as the Boilermaker’s starter. Entering the contest vs. TCU, the senior leads in the nation with 932 passing yards -- 509 of which came during the team’s 42-24 victory over Vanderbilt in Week 2.
Sindelar’s performance in Purdue’s first win of 2019, however, was met with a sour aftertaste, as it was revealed by head coach Jeff Brohm on Monday that Sindelar suffered a concussion during a 7-yard run on the team’s final offensive play of the game.
What do you expect them to say?
Plummer has demonstrated the skill set in practice but has yet to play.
“He’s a gunslinger. He’s a beast. I have no doubt in my mind if Elijah can’t go Saturday that Plummer will be ready to go,” center Viktor Beach said. “I talked to him (Monday) and said, ‘You better be ready.’ He said, ‘Oh, I’m ready.’ He’s not backing down from it, he’s not shying away. He’s excited for the opportunity.”
This was a change in week one, and it appears it will continue for the time being.
“I don’t know. I didn’t ask him,” Patterson said. “If I don’t think it’s where it needs to be, then we’ll change it up.”
Patterson dismissed the idea that he’d be able to have more direct conversations with Cumbie on in-game strategies with both on the field.
“I do that already,” Patterson said. “My mic has a four-way to all the headsets on the sideline. All I’ve got to do is click over.”
It will be interesting to see how long this continues.
One of the reasons for this move is the difficulty the TCU offense will represent. Playing both redshirt senior Alex Delton and freshman Max Duggan in the season-opening win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the Horned Frogs plan to do the same on Saturday.
“I think we’ll start out the same way and then we’ll have series,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said.
“They both played well and they both have strengths.”
Duggan put up superior statistics, throwing for 165 yards and a touchdown vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff. Delton only completed 10-22 passes, but led the Horned Frogs with 67 yards rushing.