In a new ESPN article Jadeveon Clowney's high school football coach Bobby Carroll says that, "For some reason (fall of 2008) Clowney expressed a great interest to go to Michigan." The article doesn't go on to say what happened to cool that interest, but that Tony Gibson was recruiting him. I found this to be quite interesting. Link below.
"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."