• Rich Rodriguez answers some questions about Boubacar Cissoko's dismissal from the team (via AnnArbor.com)
• On the injury front, Martavious Odoms did not practice Wednesday due to effects of his sprained knee which he suffered last week against Penn State. He is responding well to treatment, and should be back on the practice field tomorrow...and could be on the plane to Champaign this weekend.
• Tate Forcier told trainers he had some discomfort with his shoulder after the Penn State game, but he has been participating fully in all practices this week and will start Saturday.
• Brandon Minor is also day to day with his slowly healing ankle sprain which has hobbled him all season. I personally don't expect to see Minor on the field much, if at all the rest of the way. It was clear last week that this isn't the Brandon Minor we all know and love.
• Junior Hemingway is back and had practiced all week. He should be all set for playing this weekend.
• Carlos Brown will continue returning kickoffs. He had two last weekend with an average return of 23.5 yards. Darryl Stonum will join Brown on kickoffs.
"Everybody knows Darryl’s pretty good back there and they’ll kick away from him," Rodriguez said. "Having an experienced guy like Carlos back there, either one of them can take it for us."• Illinois will continue their two QB rotation this weekend with senior Juice Williams and freshman Jacob Charest. Zook says he can run the same offense (spread) with either QB in the game. Michigan will not alter their defensive strategy for one QB or another.
• Finally, Michigan won't play Minnesota again for another couple of season, so the Little Brown Jug is safely nestled inside the trophy case at Schembechler Hall. However, if you haven't already done so, check out MVictors' Greg Dooley's rather lengthy and detailed look into the history and lore that surrounds the famous water jug. There's more to the story than you might think.