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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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ZOOKED.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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Dumb,Dumb, Dumb

I can't believe it.

2 games in a row for Zook.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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ZOOKED!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:23 PM   #5
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Musta forgot the score again...
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Oh shut up. We weren't Zooked. We lost this game because we turned the ball over 3 times, and 2 lead directly to short field touchdowns and the third killed a rally. We've had these problems all year and have only faced teams that weren't good enough to take advantage of our turnovers. Now we're paying the price for not taking ball security seriously enough.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Dumb,Dumb, Dumb

I can't believe it.

2 games in a row for Zook.
What did he do (or not do)?
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:25 PM   #8
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I hate it when people throw fits after losses like I am but this is about his decisions the last 2 weeks not the loss.

I still think we can have a great season, I also think we probably lose anyway. But how can it be your job and you not get it.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:25 PM   #9
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AAAAAAUGH.

I've had a lousy couple of days. This game pretty much epitomizes it.

Blergh. Terrible, terrible. I'm glad I missed most of the first quarter.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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I have supported Zook because of how tough it is to bring big wins to Illinois but not putting points on the board is the end for me. He can be gone today as far as I am concerned. Put Petrino in charge and find out how his game calls go. Chance to see him in total charge.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:26 PM   #11
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... and this is what it feels like to be an Illinois football fan
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:26 PM   #12
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What did he do (or not do)?
Down 10 on 4th down from like the 15 with about a minute left, went for it on 4th and turned over on downs when a TD isn't absolutely necessary (needing a FG and TD to tie).
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:26 PM   #13
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What did he do (or not do)?
There is no reason not to take the FG and then do the onside kick. I am sure some will disagree, but I see no other choice than that.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:27 PM   #14
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... and this is what it feels like to be an Illinois football fan
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:27 PM   #15
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What a great year! We are 6-1!!!! I absoultly hate ESPN talking !!!! about Zook. Boom heron beat us...not Zook.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:27 PM   #16
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yikes. That was just a bad game all around.

Conservative playcalling and sloppy play (again) killed Illinois
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #17
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I do agree with the announcers that we should have tried for the field goal, then onside kick, but getting the ball back, and scoring again against a defense that shut us down all game was highly unlikely.

I guess it will be another week of the fire Zook talk.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #18
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Make a Statement Mike Thomas

Fire this idiot right now and elevate Petrino

First he forgets the score and goes for 2, then he does this at the end of the game. He is not a smart man, this is not going to get better.

When you are getting called out by Bob Davie can it be any clearer than that
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #19
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Thanks for chattin', 2,718 comments.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #20
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today we witnessed the worst coaching event in the history of college football, be excited we got to see a piece of history
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #21
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Zook's refusal to kick a FG is THE WORST coaching decision I've ever witnessed in my lifetime. I don't mean only at Illinois, or college football, but all sports, all time, by all coaches. Oh my.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #22
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I agree with the decision to go for it on fourth. You need a TD and a FG, and there wasn't enough time left to get us in favorable position to have a reasonable shot at a TD. If you trust your offense to move the ball half the length of the field in under a minute, you ought to trust your offense to be able to get two yards. The real issue is that, just as on the last play of the Michigan game last year, the defense brought a blitz and we didn't seem to have an effective hot read for Nate.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:28 PM   #23
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Yea , ur right, we lost the game because of the TOs, no question. Zook is still an idiot, win or lose. Every single week he makes 2 or 3 decisions that just absolutely boggle the freaking mind!
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:29 PM   #24
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I can honestly see the reason for going for it on 4th and 2. Even if we get the FG and recover the Onside, we still have to go 50+ yards to get in the end zone with them likely playing prevent. If we had been successful on the 4th and 2 and ended up scoring, we would only had to have gone 15-20 yards to get into FG range. This game wasnt on Zook like the media and the fans will say. We made too many dumb mistakes and couldnt establish any rhythm on offense.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:29 PM   #25
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Fire this idiot right now and elevate Petrino

First he forgets the score and goes for 2, then he does this at the end of the game. He is not a smart man, this is not going to get better.

When you are getting called out by Bob Davie can it be any clearer than that
there needs to be a new coach in champaign in about 2 hours, otherwise i am boycotting all u of i donations for all university purposes
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