The Little Brown Jug. As the legendary Bob Ufer used to say, its the most important piece of football crockery in the world. And while its been firmly planted in Michigan’s possession for the better part of the past half century, it still holds the history of both programs.
If you want a real history of The Jug, visit MVictors, Greg Dooley knows as much about it as anyone not named Fielding Yost.
Suffice it to say, MarQueise Gray brings back memories of Ricky Foggy running wild on Canham’s carpet in 1986. However for this undefeated Michigan team, at the very least Gray is dinged up, if he is even able to play at all, and quite frankly, Minnesota would have a hard time competing for mediocrity in the MAC.
Minnesota comes with a fairly balanced attack, with both running and passing nearly an equal split of its near 350 ypg average. Other than an atypical USC team, Minnesota hasn’t played anyone of any real substance, and lost 2 of those 3, including FCS North Dakota State. Whether its Gray, or True Frosh Max Shortell (incidentally someone Hoke tried to snag when he came to Michigan) neither is a very experienced quarterback, and I expect Greg Mattison to call a game to chew them up.