Many were keeping an eye on the Week 8 NFL scoreboard with the playoff picture in mind even though the halfway point of the 2017 NFL season had not yet arrived. Division races were tight entering Week 8, with only the Eagles having more than a one-game lead in their division.
The indictment alleges that Bannon, without authorization, signed a contract with a concert promoter on behalf of the Park Commission that personally awarded him numerous free VIP tickets worth $6,240 to three concerts staged in the summer of 2015. The contract provided that Bannon could host up to 50 guests at each concert, including access to a VIP hospitality tent.
Peters replaced fifth-year senior John O’Korn during the second quarter of a 35-14 victory against Rutgers over the weekend. Peters led the Wolverines to touchdowns on his first three drives in what amounted to his first significant playing time as a college quarterback. He finished the game 10-of-14 passing for 124 yards and 1 touchdown.
Harbaugh said he wasn’t ready to name a starter this early in the week, but he complimented Peters’ play against Rutgers.
“We’re going in the way we have, preparing both quarterbacks,” he said. “Not naming a starter today, and we’ll see how the week progresses. Our system is a meritocracy, where the best players play. It was time for Brandon to play. He went in and acquitted himself very well.”
Harbaugh said he was certain Peters will play at some point against the Gophers. Michigan’s coaching staff made the decision before this past Saturday’s game to get the former four-star prospect into the game against Rutgers. He later explained that there is a better chance than not that the second-year player will be the first quarterback on the field against Minnesota.