"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Ohio's Jaamal Berry charged with disorderly conduct/assault, suspension sure to follow.
I'll be making my first trip to Champaign for the Nov 12th game and I'm just wondering if I could get any advice from people who have made the trip there before. Primarily, I'm wondering what the best route from SE Michigan is. It looks like there are 2 ways to go: I-94 to I-57 (past Chicago), or I-69 to I-74 (past Indy). Chicago looks a little quicker/shorter but I'm curious if the traffic might be lighter coming from Indy.
Any random advice on Champaign in general would be appreciated too. There was a small thread about this a couple weeks ago but there weren't too many replies, nor was there any info about the best route to get there, so I thought I'd revive the topic...
I just saw Brandstatter interviewing Hoke for IMF and Hoke revealed that he is a glazed donut fan.
And get this... NO SPRINKLES!
Brandstatter quickly added that he likes chocolate covered donuts and isn't a sprinkles guy, either.
I'll let you all speculate on whether Rodriguez is a sprinkles guy or not...
Thursday, the NCAA took a small step toward rectifying this inequity. The governing organization for college athletes gave conferences the ability to give full-scholarship athletes a $2,000 stipend
Couldn't make this stuff up if I wanted to...
Brian's latest weekly "Dressing Down of Borges" post, and I suppose the first 150 pages of "Three and Out" have got me to thinking. Besides the obvious record differential, just how has Borges's "grab bag" offense fared compared to last year's?
Through 8 games, it comes down to...Borges losing. 283-278, 5 points. To be fair to Borges, this assumes that Michigan wouldn't have scored in the fourth quarter against Western. So yeah, with equal time Borges's offense would probably be beating Rodriguez's.
Just for fun, I decided to look at the defenses through 8 games. You come up with Hoke winning 117-240, a difference of 123 points.
So yeah, that looks like a net difference of 118 points. We can argue strength of schedule I suppose, but Umass, Bowling Green, and Indiana weren't exactly loaded either. Age and experience caveats still apply.
In conclusion, Hoke Uber Ales. Cant wait to see that 2012 class suit up(or better yet-redshirt!) Gotta love the direction of this program.