We may learn the fate of University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke by the end of the day.
Several Spartans and Wolverines were named All-Big 10 by the media, joining national standouts Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.
Gardner showed an admirable display of support for rival Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett when Barrett went down in the fourth quarter with a season-ending ankle injury on Saturday.
Caris LeVert scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 19 Michigan bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 91-62 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday.
With no postseason, the only thing left to be decided for Michigan is the future of coach Brady Hoke. Interim AD Jim Hackett will make the call on whether the coach stays or goes.
Michigan loses and its season ends. Ohio State loses and it still will play for the Big Ten title a week later in Indianapolis against the Minnesota-Wisconsin winner.
Thanksgiving will not interfere with the pizza night tradition of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke.
“I love ESPN, guys, I love it,” Beilein said, “but when they told me that the game was being moved back 15 minutes — something is wrong.”
LeVert put the Wolverines up 55-54 and flexed his muscles in the direction of Villanova players.
Michigan (5-6, 3-4) needs a win just to be bowl eligible, in addition to momentarily quieting the talk about Hoke’s future.