Lots of news the last couple days, so check out the numerous fanposts to your right.
The highlights: Thank you Tramaine Brock! USC v. Minnesota in football. Kevin Payton in the doghouse. Northwestern upsets Michigan State. And the Gophers played Purdue (apologies, this was drafted before the game.
Oh, and we also have a new offensive coordinator. I have to admit I"m surprised so many of you like this hire. It's not what we were promised. It's no slam dunk. And how many people turned the program down? That says nothing to the talent of the new coordinator, but it might say something about the state of the program. Brewster has gone through 3 coordinators in 2 years. There are different reasons of course for the departures, but the lack of stability can't be enticing for coaching talent or recruits.
Jedd Fisch might be great. I hope he is. But this search process was abysmal.
- Some people think the Gophers playing USC is laughable. I tend to like it. Natinoal television perhaps?
- Bob Knight says he might want to coach again? I'd love for him to come back to the Big Ten. Wouldn't it be great to see him coach against indiana?
- Fisch sounds excited to be the offensive coordinator. Considering we never saw any real emotion from Mike Dunbar, this is positive. Despite what I said above about how this coaching search was handled, Fisch's first public comments are good. And he's surely motivated to prove himself.
- The BTN is apparently copying Obama. And OPS at Black Heart, Gold Pants points out BTN's ineptitude.
That's all for now. I'll try to get a review up of the Purdue game something this afternoon in between meetings.