After all the drama of the past few weeks, MSU may get a bit of a breather against Indiana. With the starting Hoosier quarterback out and the second-string strangely off-limits, the Spartans will face a true freshman in his first collegiate start.
All I can say is: Don't get cocky.
Indiana had a great deal of potential under Nate Sudfeld, but he's out for the season and the Hoosier hopes seem withered. This potentially throws my pre-season prediction of an Indiana victory in the Big House out the window, but who knows what shape the Skunk Bears will be in by the time to two teams meet. Penn State looked like they could have lost to a talented high school team, so anything is possible.
I had hoped MSU would finally bring the pain and finish out a game last week, but maybe this will be the week that they close the deal, score in the fourth quarter and crush a Big Ten team from start to finish.
MEANWHILE, AT U-M FLINT: So the Board of Regents convened in Michael Moore's home town (and at the school he attended briefly before becoming a hack filmmaker) to boost their re-election chances by throwing bricks at Athletic Director Dave Brandon.
While I've said before that I think Ann Arbor is a pit of corrupt, competing hidden agendas, I'm torn between wanting Brandon out and keeping him there to ensure the pot is always getting stirred.
At this point, one has to wonder who would want the gig. Sure, the money would be good, but they eat their own in that town. The very same people who want Brandon fired for hiring Hoke where the ones who proclaimed the hire to be brilliant after that 11-2 season.
MSU has gone through its share of coaching changes, but as in everything Meeechigan has to overdo it.
I will continue to enjoy the spectacle.