Update: Jimmy didn't give too much of an update on Wilton. That the soreness and doctors will determine if he can play this weekend. He could be a game time decision. He said that O'Korn and Morris will get more snaps in practice this week.
He also said the punter has to be out of the tackle box to be able to hit them. I believe that same official has made that mistake twice on Michigan calls in the last two years.
The sting from Saturday night still continues on Monday morning. The rumor mill is spinning that Wilton is hurt, we just don't know how bad. The wild west of the Internet is saying it could be pretty much any type of shoulder issue. I doubt we will hear too much from Jimmy today, other then he is dinged up. I do expect we will see some O'Korn against Indiana as they will want to make sure a QB is ready for the trip to Columbus.
Michigan was very sluggish on Saturday. Maybe it was the cold or the time of day, but that wasn't even close to the team we have been watching all year.
Here are a couple other issues from Saturday Night:
- Michigan had 10 players on the field for the final field goal, after a time out.
- The play calling was also suspect all night. Michigan wasn't getting anything on the edges and continued to call those runs. Don't run McDoom into #14 side and don't call that play for Higdon on 3rd down.
- Michigan is #4 in both polls
- The Michigan loss cost OSU the most. If Michigan beats OSU, the Wolverines head to the Big Ten Championship. If OSU beats Michigan and Penn State doesn't lose (Rutgers and MSU), Penn State goes to the Big Ten Championship game. Someone could have made huge money in Vegas if they had bet that possibility 6 weeks ago.
A look at IU:
Best Win: Maryland
Worst Loss: Wake or Northwestern
Lost last week to Penn State at home 45-31.
I thought IU might have a better season then they have had this year. IU has played both OSU and PSU pretty tough. They can still score a ton of points and now playing better defense. They have been looking for that signature win and will try to get it at the Big House.
IU recently has given Michigan difficult games and this week will probably be similar as both teams are coming off disappointing loses and both teams have a lot to play for. IU wants to go to a Bowl and Michigan still has a Big Ten Championship game aspirations.