Dave Dye is already in rivalry mode with this post on the Detroit News’ Big Ten Blog:
Posted by Dave Dye on Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 12:09 PM
I knew things were tough around Crisler Arena, but not to the extent that people are starting to call coach John Beilein “Eller-Beilein,” a mock reference to former U-M coach Brian Ellerbe.
Sunday’s Michigan-Michigan State game, by the way, will start at 1 p.m. now at the Breslin Center, not noon as previously scheduled.
The early line has Michigan State as a 79 1/2-point favorite. I’d pick MSU, but that 1/2 point could be the difference.
Not a very journalistic balanced point of view from Dave Dye. Funny that I heard some Spartan fans complaining of Lacy’s bias toward Michigan. I have certainly never seen anything like that from Lacy. Something nice to get the juices flowing on the Monday before the first game of the UM/MSU rivalry under the new regime I guess.