The Eastern Michigan Eagles struggled in 2015, managing a lowly record of 1-11. They hope to improve on that this year, but it looks like they will be without the biggest piece of their offense in starting quarterback Brogan Roback.
Head coach Chris Creighton announced on Tuesday that Roback had been suspended for a violation of team team rules. There are not details on how long the suspension will last.
“With the privilege of being a member of the Eastern Michigan University football program there are expectations and standards to which we hold our student-athletes accountable,” Creighton told the Detroit Free Press in an email. “Unfortunately, Brogan has been suspended due to a violation of our policies.”
The redshirt junior knew he would have to take on a leadership role this season and he talked with reporters about improving his maturity at the team’s media day last week.
“Just coming out here and being mature and helping everybody out by doing the right things I need to do, and working on my craft and helping other people, has helped our offense be successful,” he said.
In 2015, Roback threw for nearly 2,300 yards and 16 touchdowns while ranking eighth in the conference in passing efficiency. If he is out for a long period of time, the Eagles will certainly miss him.
They open the 2016 season on Sept. 2 against Mississippi Valley State.