Queen's coach Pat Sheahan has played coy all week about his starting QB, but true freshman Justin Chapdelaine will be under centre for the Golden Gaels vs. Ottawa today.
Dan Brannagan (mild concussion) is not even on Queen's depth chart.
On Thursday, Brannagan was "scheduled to start" and now it's "buy your ticket and find out."
Sheahan's colleagues also have injury issues with their No. 1 QB. Montreal coach Marc Santerre says in that in 26 years of coaching, he's never had three QBs injured at once (Le Soleil), while Laval is going with backup César Sanchez-Hernandez, who granted would start on a lot of teams.
One small note for Golden Gaels and Ottawa Gee-Gees followers: Queen's does have defensive halfback Alex Daprato back in the lineup. Daprato is a big d-back who can be like an extra linebacker in run support.
My plans are to head out to the game, since it's a nice day.
It goes without saying that if this was the NFL, a coach would have to be more forthright about a player's health. This is not the NFL, though, and that's part of the reason we love it so.
'Brannagan could play,' coach says (Kingston Whig-Standard)