Tuesday, January 10, 2006
But rather Mike Mallory, former standout Michigan linebacker of the mid '80s, was fired yesterday as defensive coordinator at Illinois. The Illini defense ranked 115th of 117 NCAA Division I teams in yards and points allowed in 2005. I watched some of the first half of the Illinois-Penn St. game and I can't believe there were two teams with weaker defenses than the Illini.
After his dismissal Mallory said, "We left on good terms, and I'm ready to move on." Might that move lead him back to Ann Arbor? I doubt it, though I wouldn't be surprised if Matt Millen offered him a ten year/$40 million dollar contract to coach the Lions.
Also in M football news, sophomore running back Max Martin will be transferring to Alabama.
Posted by IC at 11:29 AM