"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."
I don't have anything to add to this one, and I don't want to bloviate for another 160-some words to make this pass the diary minimum, so here we are.
By now everyone has probably seen Brian's awesome picture pages of our scrape exchange counter unveiled during the Notre Dame game. (http://mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-scrape-counterpunch if you haven't seen it already).
Anyways, I watched a couple minutes of the OSU-Illinois game, and lo and behold, Tressel trots out the OSU offense with an H-back in the backfield, and Pryor runs the zone-read with our scrape counter action. From everything that I've read online, it seems that our unique scrape counter was thought up by the coaching staff this year, and now Tressel and his offense has stolen it to jumpstart their ailing offense.
Read http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Deconstructi... for more analysis on the boneheaded OSU playcalling and Tressel not utilizing Pryor's talents. It seems like OSU went back to the zone read for Illinois.