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: