"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."
No open thread created yet, so thought I'd kick things off. Sparty fans' signs are getting a lot of mileage out of Urban's late-night pizza run in Indy. Here's to GameDay being in AA for The Game next year because it's relevant to the B1G East title, and we can have our own fun. Go Blue.
The topic of ESPN picking the Oregon-ASU game over Michigan-MSU has already been discussed, but it does seem like Eugene is pretty sleepy if you check the video above. Des even comments on the lack of energy on campus. Is ASU-Oregon even a rivalry?
I remember for UTL that GameDay on Friday was almost constantly mobbed by M fans from morning until they closed up shop late in the afternoon, and the area around it looked like a warzone.
So, I have 2 questions:
(1) Does it seem odd how quiet campus is behind Des?
(2) I've heard dark rumblings that "GameDay doesn't want to go back to East Lansing after [insert reason here]," but I believe Basketball Gameday visited at least once in 2010, so is there any merit to this rumor?
Not that it matters too much, but it would have been a nice profile boost to have another national game spotlighting the M resurgence.
Enjoy the game tomorrow and Go Blue!
Because people tend to love knowing such things...
Herbstreit, Desmond and Corso all picked UM. Defense appears to be the focus and Howard did a great job of showing missed assignments on UConn dropped balls. Interview with Denard revealed that he didn't know he had ran so many times, nor that he "had done that well," not to mention the record. Weather appears to be drizzly but nothing outrageous. Should Robinson lead UM to victory, it will be the first time a first year starter for Michigan has been able to pull off the feat in South Bend. Apparently Kelly has been using a 5th year senior Gallup to simulate Denard but "there's no way to simulate 4.3/4.4 speed." As they mentioned, running backs may be the deciding factor because Shaw and Smith will have to pick up some blitzes and run great games to take the pressure off the qb.
Go Blue, Beat Notre Dame
edit: Bowden also selects UM, "team speed" considered by Gameday to be UM's advantage