Scroll down to about midway through the article. I get the impression that Jackson wasn't exactly thrilled with McGuffie's decision to sit this game out. There are rumors now that he won't be traveling with the team to Columbus next week as well. Make of it what you will.
"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."