We've already documented the apparent curse against the ACLs of Purdue players. That's a lot of tears to key players in just five years, and it's a little gut wrenching every time it happens. For guys like Robert Marve (and previously Robbie Hummel), it saddens us even more, since it ruins not only the chance for a special season but also the potential careers of team leaders.
Marve has matured both on and off the field, and this latest news just plain sucks. That's all I can say. We stand by Marve and are rooting for him no matter what, in everything he now does. He's made us proud and glad he's a Boilermaker.
I try to look at the positives in a situation, and in this case there's only one - the quarterback controversy is likely over. In my mind, that's only a positive to the coaching staff that was having trouble making a decision. To all Purdue faithful, we'll miss seeing Marve on the field in the coming weeks. Maybe something miraculous happens and he sees some action in the conference season. I doubt it, but I'm rooting for it.
But we move on and continue to rally hard behind our Boilers. Caleb TerBush is the man, and we don't doubt that he can still lead us to a special season. Let's win for Rob. I feel like I've had to say that a lot over the last few years, and it's always because of an ACL.