"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."
another spring game question
Hoke ran an actual game at SDSU last year. That being said we only have 63 scholarship players available this year. I think we may be too thin at some positions, especially D-line to run an actual game this year.
In Spring you've lost your seniors but haven't yet brought in your freshmen (excl. EE's). I agree we're thin (in both lines) for an actual game, but it seems like every team would face the same issue with limited players available
We were thin at D-line last year running a 3 man front so running a 4 man front for 2 teams may be tough. I would like the NCAA allow spring games against other schools. It would be cool to have the big schools bring in mid-majors.
potential DT's: Campbell, Martin, Washington, Ash, Talbott, RVB?
potential DE's: Roh, Wilkins, Paskorz, Black, Heininger
It would be thin but we have the bodies.
I'll have to shuffle my workload but I can probably make myself available to play DE. I still have all 4 years of eligibility remaining . . . Should I call Hoke?
A shame the dude didn't pan out a little better, he had a pretty solid offer list that included Cal, Arizona State, Minnesota, Nebraska, & UCLA. He was also a 4 star according to Scout, albeit as a TE, and his pops played in the League.
Should we get a "Let's play Slippery Rock for our spring game!" campaign going? That'd be badass.
I would also love to see a real game. I mean we may be a bit thin, but I feel it is much more competitive and more enjoyable for the fans and the team. If the NCAA would change the spring rules I think it would be a drastic improvement for college football. Not only do I think it would create more interest for the sport, especially during its down season, but would assist in the rankings. I realize the lack of practice time, freshman, and weak potential opponents, but I mean the preseason rankings have been rather bad as of late and I feel it couldn't hurt things
He played a full game at SDSU, hopefully he'll do the same here.