Armani Rogers is still at the 4-game maximum level for being allowed to turn this season into a medical redshirt season. Rogers used a redshirt season his freshman year, but could waiver for a medical for the now common "sixth year"... as long as he doesn't play in that fifth game.
In the Wyoming game Rogers and Charles Williams were injured during the same quarter, and Williams' injury was considered the more serious of the two
. Rogers was even cleared at halftime to play in the second half
Before Boise State Sanchez said: “Kenyon Oblad will get the start. Armani will be there in relief if we need him.”
Before Vandy Sanchez altered that to be that Armani is not healthy and is only suiting up in case of emergency. So... the knee bruise got worse?
Before Fresno: "Armani Rogers continues to recover from a sprained knee"
Is anyone else suspicious whether Rogers will play in a fifth game this season?
It's becoming odd.
A misdiagnosis the day of game is possible. Injury was worse than originally thought.
But for it to continue to seemingly get worse doesn't seem to make sense.
Possible that he hasn't responded well to treatment.
Armani was 'the guy' coming into this season. I saw a lot if people post on forums and on social media that had Rogers not been hurt UNLV maybe goes bowling last year. Whether that is true or not is debatable and speculative.
If you are a coach in Sanchez' position with your back against the wall, you have to imagine you start the QB you feel like gives you the best chance to win.
Either the staff no longer or feels he does, his injury limits him, making Oblad the better option or as you suggest, something else is afoot. I don't know.
But Coach Sanchez isn't in year two or three where he can say, this season may already be lost, let's see what we have in Oblad. He is up against it and needs to win now.
San Diego State's defense has been very good. It is every bit as good and possibly better than Boise State. It presents a very difficuld challenge for any QB, much less a young QB still trying to figure it out like Oblad.
It will be interesting to see who gets the start this week and how long is the leash.