"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."
It's official. Ted Roof coming back to Big Ten as DC for the Nittany Lions.
Roof was DC at Minnesota in 2008 - the last year they hit a bowl game, finishing 7-6.
You will remember Roof's defense when Rich Rodriguez and walk-on QB Nick Sheridan shredded the Gophers 29-6 in the anti-septic Metrodome.
Now that the Mike Haywood era has come and gone at Pitt, it looks like Tom Bradley is getting a long look as a potential replacement. Given that it looks like PSU was recruiting Anthony Zettel on defense, if Bradley goes and takes staff with him, what's the likelihood that Zettel switches and goes Blue?
My assumption is that we were second on his list, so if: (a) his defensive coordinator and maybe his position coach leave PSU to go to Pitt and (b) our coaching situation is sorted out, do we think he is 40% likely to change to Blue? 60%? 80%?
I realize that this is potentially meaningless speculation based on likely unfounded rumors, but I figured, what the hell? Isn't that what we're doing today?
If nothing else, at least it doesn't have CC in front of it.