Last year Warde Manuel said that we wouldn't have a night game as there wasn't a game big enough to be worthy of it. This year we only really have one big game at home in MSU. I see numerous advantages and disadvantages to putting the game at 7 or 8 pm. For advantages, it helps recruiting and gives the team a boost from the home crowd energy. Throttling State on primetime television would be sweet. On the other hand, it props up a 3-9 program and might lead to more issues with drunk fans but 3:30 games are already dark anyways and the SEC does these games all the time. It seems like something Harbaugh would do IMO. What say you?
Interesting list from Vegas bookie William Hill US. They list the 2017 Heisman odds for 30-some players. Wilton Speight comes in at 75-to-1, tied for 25th place on their list. He's the only Michigan player listed.
Hey, I'll bet Lamar Jackson's odds were worse than 75-to-1 at the beginning of last season, so you never know!
The hits just keep coming.
And, I do not mean to make to take this situation lightly, or disrespect the victims of these horrible acts. I hope the victims eventually find peace, to the extent possible, within the legal system.
Normally not news, but in light of some edge of the internet speculation that this brings down the entire athletic department yada yada, Dentinio was extended another year today at the regent board meeting. Much of his 2016 class? Allegedly...not so much. Her last quote is probably the more interesting piece of news in light of the fireworks supposedly going on.
Simon spoke following an MSU Board of Trustees meeting where Dantonio’s (sp) rollover contract was approved and said that was an indication of her feeling about the program under Dantonio (sp), who is entering his 11th season.
“My sense is that if we weren’t, if we had anything to be concerned about, we wouldn’t have moved forward with the action today,” Simon said. “We’re still looking at everything because it’s in his interest as well.”
She also said that she didn’t believe the investigation would find any “big issues.” “I have no necessary concerns that there are big issues,” Simon said, “but the confidence of the community requires that we look at it diligently.”