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Old Aug 7, 2017, 12:26 PM   #1076
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Can anyone recap the week , didnt pay any attention cause of Lolla
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 07:31 AM   #1077
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Something that a lot of football fans dont understand. You can have Joe Montana, Jim Brown, and Jerry Rice but if nobody can block you're not winning many games. A good Oline can mask so many skill deficiencies. Ditto for the Dline. Its all about containment and disruption, respectively.
If the Oline can make enough room for two or three years minim every play, the five or six yarder is a first down, and it means that longer plays are field position changers. Which is Lovie's game. The big play type game is like hoping to win the lottery. Speaking of which, a good Oline gives the punter time to to make that precision punt that again plays the field position game.

Yeah, I know. Captain Obvious speaking. But third-and-ten really sucks.
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 07:49 AM   #1078
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NFL teams start up front . DL and OL have to be a priority. Recruits get the word that Lovie can get them to next level , they will flock. Short term results already proof. One best thing done was hire Lovie. Big name =big recruits. #wewillwin.


It seems to me this is just what Lovie and staff have been doing. We had a nice OL and DL class last year, We have a nice start to the same this year, other then Pearl needing to gain weight I like all our OLand DL guys so far, I truly love Slaughters game, the kid is a better pass blocker then most guys we have right now in my opinion, he just turned 17 so still needs to get stronger but as he gets his man strength it will make him a better run blocker, pass blocking is footwork, run blocking is power
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 10:00 AM   #1079
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 11:28 AM   #1080
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Thanks for sharing. Interesting article. Shows that crystal ball predictions are often meaningless. Also confirms the NFL experience of our staff can make an impact, at least to defensive players.
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 04:20 PM   #1081
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Thanks for sharing. Interesting article. Shows that crystal ball predictions are often meaningless. Also confirms the NFL experience of our staff can make an impact, at least to defensive players.
Ding, Ding, Ding on the nose Alex and what has james81 won ? Hopefully more good news coming soon. You nailed in one.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 05:42 PM   #1082
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Something that a lot of football fans dont understand. You can have Joe Montana, Jim Brown, and Jerry Rice but if nobody can block you're not winning many games. A good Oline can mask so many skill deficiencies. Ditto for the Dline. Its all about containment and disruption, respectively.
We preach to our JFL players that the two most important skills that win games are blocking and tackling. Without those, it doesn't matter who your QB, WR, or RB is.
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 06:46 PM   #1083
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We preach to our JFL players that the two most important skills that win games are blocking and tackling. Without those, it doesn't matter who your QB, WR, or RB is.
Tell that to Rogers in Green Bay
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Old Aug 9, 2017, 10:04 PM   #1084
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I hate to be this guy but I'm a Packer fan and I have to... Rodgers. Now back to your regularly scheduled Illinois football recruiting news.

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Old Aug 10, 2017, 08:30 AM   #1085
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Tell that to Rogers in Green Bay
Nope. If his dense can't stop anyone, it doesn't matter how good he is. Even the great Aaron Rodgers can't throw from his butt.

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Old Aug 10, 2017, 05:48 PM   #1086
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 06:08 PM   #1087
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Kind of cheese imo but if Luke like's it then I like it! Come on buddy pull the trigger!!!

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Old Aug 10, 2017, 07:19 PM   #1088
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That is pretty cool.

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Old Aug 11, 2017, 08:03 AM   #1089
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That is actually really cool. As a former recruit that would have had me hyped haha.
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Old Aug 11, 2017, 08:39 AM   #1090
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Why are some of you doing this . We may get Ford yes, but this once again feels like your dream girl winking and blowing you a kiss just because its fun. He is one guy I would love to get but until he is signed, I take with a grain of salt any attention he is paying to us. He has been playing this game with at least a dozen schools.
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Old Aug 11, 2017, 10:24 AM   #1091
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Why are some of you doing this . We may get Ford yes, but this once again feels like your dream girl winking and blowing you a kiss just because its fun. He is one guy I would love to get but until he is signed, I take with a grain of salt any attention he is paying to us. He has been playing this game with at least a dozen schools.
But, at the same time, don't we have to play the game to have a chance to win?
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Old Aug 11, 2017, 12:30 PM   #1092
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Why are some of you doing this . We may get Ford yes, but this once again feels like your dream girl winking and blowing you a kiss just because its fun. He is one guy I would love to get but until he is signed, I take with a grain of salt any attention he is paying to us. He has been playing this game with at least a dozen schools.
I don't think posters on here are saying he is ours just because he was excited and tweeted about a cool recruiting tactic our coaches used. But this is the football recruiting forum so there is nothing wrong with talking about it.

Also, just as a PSA, if anyone on here DOES think we will get Luke Ford based on tweets like that, please don't get your hopes up. He could come here, just don't expect it. (Like pretty much every recruit)

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Old Aug 11, 2017, 03:35 PM   #1093
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But, at the same time, don't we have to play the game to have a chance to win?
You can't win if you don't play [makes note to buy a lottery ticket]
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Old Aug 12, 2017, 07:43 AM   #1094
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I appreciate it when anyone has info and is willing to share. I will admit that I have been checking for news a bunch lately and I am getting anxious again. Is there anything coming soon do you think? Haven't heard much since this post. Oh well football will be here soon enough.

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Old Aug 12, 2017, 07:51 AM   #1095
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But, at the same time, don't we have to play the game to have a chance to win?
No doubt. Yes it is actually a good thing to do the social media thing I guess, as he just loves it.
For me though it is like some some preteen girl wild about the latest Justin Bieber or like any performer who end his show with ( your choice of city here) we love you so and so. Do they love every city or just that the are getting the big bucks there.
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Old Aug 12, 2017, 08:48 AM   #1096
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I appreciate it when anyone has info and is willing to share. I will admit that I have been checking for news a bunch lately and I am getting anxious again. Is there anything coming soon do you think? Haven't heard much since this post. Oh well football will be here soon enough.
I have no idea although before Avery committed Lovie said that the size of the class is where they'd like it to be entering the season. Given how small this class could be they may want to wait and reflect on how certain players do in their Senior seasons and then make a final push in December and January.

There are guys like Adams and Atwell who could announce their commitments soon. I noticed that Atwell picked up an offer from Louisville so he may be leaning towards them now.

I don't know if guys like Perkins, Ford or Craddieth are in a hurry to announce their decisions. I know they are pushing hard for Craddieth but he also just picked up a Nebraska offer.
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Old Aug 12, 2017, 11:00 AM   #1097
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You can't win if you don't play [makes note to buy a lottery ticket]
So, someone in Illinois won the Mega Millions.
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Old Aug 13, 2017, 04:07 PM   #1098
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I realize I keep bring up the where are our commits things, but....

A few weeks ago someone posted a Chief gif. Said we would have to wait until the students get to school to hear. He said it wasn't Lawson. So are the students in school yet? Anyone notice any names in the student directory? I could look. But I wouldn't know it if I saw the name I bet.

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Old Aug 13, 2017, 04:16 PM   #1099
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I realize I keep bring up the where are our commits things, but....

A few weeks ago someone posted a Chief gif. Said we would have to wait until the students get to school to hear. He said it wasn't Lawson. So are the students in school yet? Anyone notice any names in the student directory? I could look. But I wouldn't know it if I saw the name I bet.
I believe it was Calvin Avery.
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Old Aug 13, 2017, 05:47 PM   #1100
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So, someone in Illinois won the Mega Millions.
Haha, yes, thought that was pretty funny.
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