I note that a UM alum -- John Miller -- has recently written a book about the early history of college football. It's called "The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football". I intend on picking it up; if it's any good I'll paste my thoughts in the thread 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."