“You have a better evaluation of your team,” Beilein said. “Now your preseason practices should be more on point than they normally would.”
Heisman Watch: Notre Dame’s Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Reigning Heisman Winner, Jameis Winston
There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates, Everett Golson of Notre Dame and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, Jameis Winston.
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“The system failed that day,” Ilitch added, “and there are a lot of issues that we need to review now.”
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio made it clear the Spartans have too much to lose to take Indiana lightly.
Hoke did not dismiss the possibility of redshirting the freshman, who has been a starter for the Wolverines when available.
Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?
The website lists the Spartans’ odds at 13/2, making MSU the favorite ahead of Florida State, Mississippi State, Alabama and Oklahoma.
The in-state rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State will start at 3:30 p.m.
“It’s a team out there that needs me, and they said that they needed me, and it’s much bigger than myself,” quarterback Devin Gardner said.
It’s hard to predict what the atmosphere will be like at Michigan Stadium on Saturday night when the Wolverines host the Nittany Lions.