According to Brandon Folsom of the Detroit Free Press, Eastern Michigan has suspended quarterback Brogan Roback due to a violation of team rules. In an email to the Free Press, head coach Chris Creighton explained the reasoning behind the suspension.
“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. Unfortunately, Brogan has been suspended due to a violation of our policies.”
There were no specifics regarding what Roback did to earn the suspension, nor did the team announce how many games the quarterback will miss.
The redshirt junior made 12 appearances for the Eagles last season, including 10 starts. He completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,304 yards with 16 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
Eastern Michigan will now look to bounce back from a miserable 1-11 (0-8 in conference) campaign that saw them finish dead last in the Mid-American Conference. In the team’s lone win at Wyoming in Week 2, Roback threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, both of which were season-highs.
The Eagles currently have five quarterbacks on their depth chart with Todd Porter expected to take Roback’s spot as the starter. Porter began his career at Western Kentucky before transferring to Garden City Community College. During his sophomore season with the Hilltoppers, he threw for 1,218 yards with 10 touchdowns. The other quarterbacks on the roster are freshman Isaac Stiebeling, along with redshirt freshman James Pensyl and Anton Skupin.