Falcons Running Back Michael Turner Shows Off NIU Orange Bowl Attire

Published 12/06 2012 04:31PM

Updated 12/17 2012 09:43AM

ROCKFORD -- Northern Illinois alum and star Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner has two words for ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit. "Bite me!" He and teammate Pat Schiller, a linebacker and fellow NIU alum, modeled new t-shirts made to mock Herbstreit's comments about NIU not belonging in a major BCS Bowl Game. When NIU was announced for the Orange Bowl, Herbstreit called the selection "a sad state for college football."

(photo of Turner courtesy Michael Cunningham, Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the t-shirts were sent to Turner and Schiller by unnamed NIU school officials. If you want to buy one, click on the link below:


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