"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."
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|7 hours 34 min ago||No, it was mainly because the||
No, it was mainly because the Big House didn't have lights until recently and with a 3:30pm or later start it would've been too dark to finish at that time of year.
|7 hours 40 min ago||Ideally over the next few||
Ideally over the next few years this should be the spotlight game regardless of time slot.
|10 hours 42 min ago||Amen. Noon is too damn early for a game like that.||
Amen. Noon is too damn early for a game like that.
|11 hours 36 min ago||Resignation isn't the issue||
Of course Miles isn't resigning or announcing he's resigning. He's getting fired. If he resigns, he doesn't get that $15M buyout.
|11 hours 39 min ago||Not to mention its a whole||
Not to mention its a whole HELL of a lot easier to make the playoff at FSU than it is at LSU. I just don't see many coaches wanting to leave a situation like FSU for one where 10-win seasons isn't good enough.
Jimbo is already at $5M a season. To leave FSU for LSU, they would have to go into the $7-8M/year range. He'd need a significant "put up with booster bullshit" bonus.
|14 hours 11 min ago||This is the part I really||
This is the part I really don't like. Lewis will always be 26 to me. And Peppers 5. Let them create their own legacies in new numbers instead of shadowing in someone else's legacy
|16 hours 12 min ago||I thought the Legends jerseys||
I thought the Legends jerseys program was awful. The patches were huge and awkward (patches just seem tacky to me), and I really didn't like players switching from their original jerseys into a legend jersey since that completely killed the opportunity for them to make a legend of their own.
We have giant empty blue walls on both sides of the stadium. As others have said, I don't know why we can't find a class and sleek way of doing a ring of honor. Keep the numbers in circulation, and if you wind up with multiple great players on a single number - like the #1 - then so be it. I'd much rather keep great numbers in circulation.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Aaron Shea||
Think it was Brian that said this somewhere, but Smith as an Aaron Shea type FB would be awesome. If you could put someone like a Kareem Walker and Smith in the backfield at the same time, that would create all sorts of problems for opposing defenses.
|3 days 11 hours ago||King also has 8 INTs which is||
King also has 8 INTs which is the same as Michigan has as a team. Tough to argue he doesn't deserve to be a finalist.
Cash also has 18 tackles for loss, which is kinda insane.
|4 days 11 hours ago||That's meta as hell, but what||
That's meta as hell, but what does it mean for Michigan? Who was he silent committed to?
|5 days 18 hours ago||Except we have injures.||
Except we have injures. That's why he said "right now"
|5 days 18 hours ago||Last time I checked, they had||
Last time I checked, they had the W, and Michigan didn't.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Never mind. Forgot that's a||
Never mind. Forgot that's a FOX game. Probably still Bedlam since the winner of that one likely wins the Big 12.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Sounds about right. I think||
Sounds about right. I think the committee will drop Florida though. They've looked bad two games in a row now. Slide them down and wedge Ohio State somewhere in that 8-11 range.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Could see them maybe going to||
Could see them maybe going to ND-Stanford. Especially if that's the ABC Primetime game. That's probably the biggest game of the week now.
|6 days 6 hours ago||No way. Big Ten is in the||
No way. Big Ten is in the playoff as long as uncle Barry is on the committee.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Here's my conspiracy theory||
Zeke Elliott just said he's going pro too. Amongst some other things...
But here's my conspiracy theory: Ohio State lost on purpose. Urban Meyer is going to one of the monster job openings like USC, Georgia, LSU, or maybe Texas.
Due to recruiting, he needs to take the job as soon as the regular season is over. If Ohio State is in the playoff, he can't leave early -- he would be obligated to stick it out and coach through the playoff. But if they are out of it, he can leave when the regular season is done. So to be out of the playoff, he needed to lose to Michigan State or Michigan. Out of shear principle, he can't lose to Michigan so they drop the MSU game on purpose. That way he can still beat Michigan next week, and then leave on a high note.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Yeah that's the Spurrier you||
Yeah that's the Spurrier you would get week in and week out. Not an upgrade.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Spurrier doesn't give enough||
Spurrier doesn't give enough of a shit to do it. If you think Corso looks out of it and unprepared wait until you see Spurrier up there.
|1 week 2 days ago||Who gives a shit if they were unbeaten?||
What does being unbeaten have to do with anything? Neither Iowa or Ohio State have played anyone of consequence. You don't get extra credit for beating them because you were the first good team they played.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe||
I wouldn't take anything the committee has done this year or last as gospel. Each week things change and they may come up with some new shit they like.
I'm just saying its not as simple as win out and we're in. They need a few other things to go their way.
|1 week 3 days ago||Exactly||
Michigan wins out, Stanford beats ND, USC beats Stanford is your path.
|1 week 3 days ago||Except this week||
Except this week when they ranked Stanford ahead of us.
|1 week 3 days ago||Stanford is ahead of us||
You also need to remember that Stanford is ahead of us as a 2-loss team. I don't know if wins over Ohio State and Iowa would be enough to trump their wins over Notre Dame and the Pac-12 South champ.
And hell, if Stanford beats Notre Dame, I'm not even sure if we jump ND in the 2-loss pile. ND would have losses to two top 10 teams. Our two losses would be near the ass end of the top 25 at that point. I think the committee would rank them ahead of us.
|1 week 3 days ago||No way its that high||
No way its high as 80%. I'd put it more around 40% if they win out. If Michigan wins out the rest of the regular season, that's probably only good enough to get them up to #6 or 7. Ohio State would drop out of the top 4 and would likely be replaced by the winner of Oklahoma - Oklahoma State. So you'd have a top four of Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, Okla/Okla St. They'd play #5 Iowa in the Big Ten champ game, and unless they crush Iowa it would be tough to justify more than a move up to Iowa's #5 ranking.
Outside of winning out, the best thing Michigan fans can cheer for is Stanford beating Notre Dame, and then (probably) USC beating Stanford in the Pac-12 title game. That would clear the path for Michigan to move into the top four to make it Clemson, Alabama, Big 12 winner, Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Need a lot of help still||
It'll be tough. They need MSU to lose to Ohio St, Notre Dame to lose to Stanford, and Stanford to lose the Pac-12 champ game ideally. Some more carnage in the Big 12 would help too. If Michigan wins out, they'll have wins over the #3 team, and the #5 team and that might be just enough to squeak in as a 2-loss #4 team.
|1 week 3 days ago||A nice slap on the ass and a||
A nice slap on the ass and a "GO GETUM!!" as the ball carrier flys past you?
|1 week 3 days ago||OP was probably sarcastic but||
OP was probably sarcastic but the context is very much appreciated. I have no idea what a reasonable amount of missed tackles is.
|1 week 5 days ago||Team Rankings||
TeamRankings has good info. All nicely organized too.
|1 week 5 days ago||And now I want BBQ.||
And now I want BBQ.