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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:12 AM   #176
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Iowa has massively under-achieved in the past few years. I'm surprised Ferentz didn't get shown the door after last year. Spearman seems like he could be trouble in the locker room based on the events that have transpired. I wish him...something.
Ferentz's contract is cost prohibitive to firing him. Don't think they would have put up much of a fight if an NFL franchise came calling though.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:13 AM   #177
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Iowa will more than likely have to keep Ferentz around for another year with the huge contract that they owe him. Living in Iowa it's great to see the struggle.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:15 AM   #178
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Ferentz's contract is cost prohibitive to firing him. Don't think they would have put up much of a fight if an NFL franchise came calling though.
Good point. I just freakin' hate Iowa. Always have, always will.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:21 AM   #179
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Amateur hour at ND:

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RT @NDatRivals Notre Dame has informed me that Eddie Vanderdoes was mistakenly listed in the signing day press release. Has not signed
Kid had a press conference scheduled later to announce between Bama, ND, and UCLA. They let the cat out of the bag..
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:24 AM   #180
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Amateur hour at ND:



Kid had a press conference scheduled later to announce between Bama, ND, and UCLA. They let the cat out of the bag..
Are we sure this kid is real and not a catfish? :laugh:
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:28 AM   #181
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Amateur hour at ND:



Kid had a press conference scheduled later to announce between Bama, ND, and UCLA. They let the cat out of the bag..
Dave Telep strikes again, this time its football!

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:29 AM   #182
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These were emailed to me.

Here's Darwyn Kelly signing his NLI!


Pic #1 Darwyn
Pic #2 Darwyn Kelly with best friend Yannick Ngakoue, University of Maryland Commit
Pic #3 Dad, Darwyn, Niece, and Uncle
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:33 AM   #183
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Glad to see Kelly stuck with us. Kid is going to be a good one!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:36 AM   #184
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Dave Telep strikes again, this time its football!
Haha I was thinking the same thing
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:43 AM   #185
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just got word that charleston (ill.) HS QB Sean Hussey will join Illinois as a preferred walk-on

Hussey was teammate of Dillan Cazley, a DB who enrolled early at Illinois

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:44 AM   #186
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These were emailed to me.

Here's Darwyn Kelly signing his NLI!
I guess he was injured for most of this year. That might have been why we didn't hear that much about Kelly.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:46 AM   #187
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This isn't basketball. You don't bank scholarships.
I wonder if we will see any guys join us in summer when the SEC schools start Creaning their oversigns (e.g. Bates).

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:48 AM   #188
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There it is!
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The 15th and final NLI is finally here! Welcome to Illinois Dionte Taylor! Excited about the 25 new #Illini! http://bit.ly/ILSigningDay

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:49 AM   #189
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All Illini NLIs have been received-

1) DE Dawuane Smoot
2) TE Tyler White
3) DB Caleb Day
4) QB Aaron Bailey
5) DT Bryce Douglas
6) DB Jaylen Dunlap
7) DB James Crawford
8) RB Kendrick Foster
9) WR Michael Hermasillo
10) DL Paul James III
11) DB Darwyn Kelly
12) WR Marchie Murdock
13) DL Jarrod Clements
14) DT Merrick Jackson
15) WR Dionte Taylor
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:51 AM   #190
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Overall, I like the DL and DB. Bailey is a top recruit, but I wonder how he will fit into Cubit's offense. We are going to have to recruit better on offense next year, at just about every position.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:52 AM   #191
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I guess he was injured for most of this year. That might have been why we didn't hear that much about Kelly.
He had trouble gaining eligibility. He had recently moved to the area, IIRC.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:56 AM   #192
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Signing Day Breakdown 2013

There's good news and bad news buried in that list. The good news is, this class starts our path back to having a complete roster talented enough to compete in the Big Ten. The bad news is, it will be a while before these freshmen are solid contributors, and if only five of our sophomores, juniors, and seniors can crack that list, we're still a long way away from having that necessary roster.

But I'm patient. I'm an Illinois football fan. I've never been into the whole gift horse mouth-looking thing.

Lead us back, Aaron Bailey.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:58 AM   #193
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Signing day is like the old days of NFL draft. Rabid fans hungry for info on the future of their team.

Wish list for top of next year's class...balancing what we did this year

Couple of 4* OT and an elite WR. Probably need to grab a stud LB and DE as well.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:07 AM   #194
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Welcome to the Illini officially to the Class of 2013!

Go Illini
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:12 AM   #195
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I think the D-Line will be stout in the next couple of years. We have some beef up front and it will be a strength in years to come.
I agree, should be fun to watch!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:12 AM   #196
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I am from Charleston and got to see Hussey play a lot. He is a good one. Has good footwork and a good arm.

A couple videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXswwkGL7hA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYdHlwUz34w
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:12 AM   #197
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I thought I was the only one left with the Illini beer can & coke bottle. Nice artifacts from the early 80's.
I have the beer can and mug.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:13 AM   #198
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I thought I was the only one left with the Illini beer can & coke bottle. Nice artifacts from the early 80's.
I had to hold on to them, i think i still have about six of those beer cans somewhere...

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:21 AM   #199
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Alex Collins' mom runs off with letter of intent, refuses to let running back recruit sign with Arkansas

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Corey Long reported on ESPN that Collins' mom has upstaged his signing ceremony and is refusing to let him sign his letter of intent to Arkansas. In fact, she cannot even be found.

"The papers are not there. I've been told by two different sources that Alex Collins' mom confiscated the papers and took off and ran with them. They are looking for her currently. From what I understand, Alex is not at the school right now, he is looking for his mom. She was quite torn up about him leaving."
5* RB gets one-upped by his mom
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:26 AM   #200
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I can see why he would want to get away..... :laugh:
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