Hardly a day goes by without Buffalo football Coach Mike Sawyer thinking about how to make his team better.
Before heading on vacation later this week, he'll have a lot more to think about after learning that his top returning player, rising senior Laythen Good, could be lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus.
Sawyer heard of Good's diagnosis on Tuesday and hadn't had much time to digest the circumstances, which means he has work to do before practice begins on Aug. 5.
"You don't replace somebody like that," said Sawyer, who indicated that Good would have surgery on Friday. "I just don't see him being able to recover from a torn ACL. Maybe the meniscus."
Last season as a junior, Good led the team in rushing with 783 yards on 128 carries and 10 touchdowns, and receiving with 38 receptions for 755 yards and seven scores.
While Levi Jordan was the team's senior leader, Good paced the team in scoring with 114 points.
His role as a senior was to fill in where Jordan left off -- the senior leadership the Bison needs while, basically, never leaving the field.