alternate headline: man does job
It appeared as if Branden Dawson threw a sucker punch at Travis Carroll during the MSU/Purdue game, and the incident is under review by the B1G conference. Michigan State has released a statement saying they have reviewed the play, and they have concluded no punch was thrown ... case closed. But is it? You be the judge. It looks like a punch from the angle provided, but the video quality is poor.
Nothing has been substantiated yet, but there are reports that Illinois has fired co-OC Chris Beatty. Given the tire fire that was Illinois football, it's probably no surprise that someone from that staff was going to be let go.
Edit: As BrownJuggarnaut pointed out in a post below, the story is now confirmed.
Here is a story from the Daily Illini: http://www.dailyillini.com/sports/men_sports/football/article_dcaa024a-578c-11e2-8ab8-001a4bcf6878.html
Key bits from the article include that the Illini were 119 out of 120 NCAA teams in total and scoring offense and that this is their fifth OC change since 2008.
For those in the mood for some manner of football, ESPN has graciously decided to air the BBVA Compass Bowl. We have a battle of 6-6 teams in Pitt and Old Miss. As we tune in, Sunseri just threw his third interception of the season. Ole Miss ball at the Pitt 21...
I don't think there's going to be an OFAAT post for the Outback Bowl, but this obviously needs to be posted somewhere:
One of my offseason projects is putting together an MGoGifs page—eventually there will be a place on the blog where you can look all of these up.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl - Saturday, January 5th, 1pm ET, NBC, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
- Jake Butt TE #87
- Dymonte Thomas DB #14
- Chris Fox OL #73
- Jourdan Lewis CB #27
Other prospects to watch
- Derrick Green RB #27
All-Star Game Primer Thread - http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/high-school-all-american-games-primer