A big part of No. 11 Michigan’s win over No. 21 Notre Dame, senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner did what Denard Robinson and just about every opponent outside of Alabama failed to do last season: make the Notre Dame defense look ordinary.
Devin Gardner looked great other than that horrific interception. What did you think about UM’s win? And what do you think about Gardner getting to wear Tom Harmon’s #98?
Venerable broadcaster Brent Musberger and analyst and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit held court with renowned rapper Eminem.
Gardner had shown flashes of impressive play before, but with the Irish as such a meaningful opponent, with ESPN College GameDay in attendance, it was a big step toward showing that Gardner is the real deal.
The Wolverines (2-0) had a pair of 14-point leads, but the Fighting Irish (1-1) refused to get routed.
In the midst of the last game for the foreseeable future between Michigan and Notre Dame at the Big House, a halftime interview stole the spotlight.
During the second quarter of the 2011 U of M-Notre Dame game, 69 year-old Fighting Irish fan, Leo Staudacher, suffered a cardiac arrest.
“No disrespect to Michigan State, but they don’t have the national appeal that Notre Dame has,” Howard said. “I don’t think anybody’s fooled by that, right?”
Saturday’s glamorous Top 25 showdown at the Big House will come down to the most unheralded, overlooked men on the field – the offensive and defensive linemen.