Week one, MGM Grand in Vegas lists the Big Green are favored by 19 at WMU. You going to the game? The ES will be there! Let's 'gate`- let me know. Odds from Vegas:
TCU is favored by 14 at Minnesota.
Illinois is favored by 16 at home over Ball State
Penn State is favored by 7 at Temple
Stanford is favored by 12-1/2 at Northwestern
Nebraska is favored by 6 at home over BYU
Alabama is favored by 10-1/2 at home over Wisconsin
Marshall is favored by 7 at home over Purdue
Ohio State is favored by 11 at Virginia Tech
SHAMELESS MATCHUPS :
Rutgers vs Norfolk St
Iowa vs Illinois St
Maryland vs Richmond
Indiana vs Southern Illinois
HYPE VIDEO SMASHMOUTH ON MICHIGAN
I love the new hype video for the Spartans - an amazing amount of shots of the Rose Bowl, the Cotton Bowl... but moreover, dominated by our kicking the crap out of Michigan the last 7 years. Certainly, the priority of smashing scUM, and the stupid hype over Harbaugh in Ann Arbor, have festered the Spartan braintrust to create this focus in the video. It's lovely. You should watch it, and see scUM's Devin Gardner get planted time, and time, and time, and time again into the ground.
|Disgusting, unfortunately for Hicks.|
What IS a bummer is Darian Hicks, who has mono. He might be out a month, but otherwise, we are healthy! About mono: the ES had mono the day he was inducted into ADP at Michigan State in 1987 ("mono" is part of my official fraternity nickname), and the ES had it the week after when he attended the Spartans' defeat of Indiana to advance to the Rose Bowl. It sucked. But, I played :), albeit on a different stage - Hicks can too???? Be well, first - thankfully it's a month before Oregon. Hicks was burned repeatedly against Ohio State and against Baylor - but hopefully, we can plug those holes.