Coach Rod Broadway, in lamenting the way his Grambling team got banged around on Saturday against BCS Top 20 Oklahoma State, admitted that he had six players who required X-rays upon their return.
He wouldn’t be more specific about who might miss this week’s Prairie View game — Broadway, after all, was speaking on the league’s weekly teleconference. But several left the contest early at Stillwater, including starting quarterback Greg Dillon — suffering an apparent ankle injury.
“It was a game we had no chance of winning,” Broadway said. “I hate to put the kids in that situation. I don’t know of anything good that comes out of it. For the football team, there was no value in it. I like to give our guys a fair opportunity to win every week, not just most weeks.”
Later, during Monday’s practice, backup Danny Reyes — he was 3-of-9 for 29 yards, including a 15-yarder to Dante Cheek against Oklahoma State — got more reps than usual.
Is Grambling considering a different quarterback for the Dallas opener of Southwestern Athletic Conference play?
Broadway won’t say. But clearly you can expect to see more of Reyes.
Prairie View coach Henry Frazier, meanwhile, said he wasn’t planning any scheme changes in advance of a different look from Grambling.
“They might be beat up,” Frazier insisted on Monday, still chuckling over Broadway’s refusal to name names, “but they’re probably not starters. Coach is smooth. They’ll be ready to roll on Saturday, just like we will.”