Something has been bugging me for a while -- to wit, the fact that Denard Robinson always carries the ball in his left hand when running. Conventional wisdom would be to keep the ball in the "outside" hand to avoid getting stripped, but when a right-handed QB is running I'd imagine it would make sense to keep the ball in his right hand, to keep alive the possibility of throwing the ball before crossing the line of scrimmage. I noticed on one play during the spring game that he dropped back to pass, began running towards the line of scrimmage with the ball in his left hand, then tried to switch it to his right hand after seeing a receiver break open. That act, having to switch hands, would slow down his throwing motion considerably and could lead to increased fumbles. Is it possible he's been coached to do this? Is it perhaps a product of track relays, when he may have developed a habit of holding a baton in his left hand? Anyway, given that he's likely starting, it's something to watch for this season.
"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."