I was impressed by how physical Michigan was in the Minny game coming right out of the block. It seemed that we were slow to realize at Ohio that it was a"no blood, no foul " game. Having played refereed league basketball for over 30 years, I feel that it is one of those things you have to look for in the first few minutes on the floor. What are the refs going to call today? You can adjust to anything but total inconsistency but it is critcial to make an assessment early in the game and push the limits as they let you. What do those who coach or play the game or ref out there in Mgoblogland think?
"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."