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Old Apr 5, 2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Let's discuss...what's the word from campus?

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Old Apr 5, 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Re: Ok now it's Football time

Good question. Is it possible to pull out 6 or 7 victories this year?
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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I saw a quote from Zook a couple days ago (sorry, can't find the link) but basically that he wants to start new and from the beginning but sees alot of promise in the team. I take this as a good sign because he isn't sugar coating the situation that the team is in. I think a 5 or 6 win season should be considered as a "sucess" and contending 2 or 3 after that for the B10 tournament.

The Ron Zook era is starting at Illinois and I couldn't be more excited!
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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Yes, on to football. Zook should be able to get us a Motor City Bowl berth at least.

And if anyone wants to discuss Cubbies, I'll be over in the other forum too. 23 hits yesterday. not too shabby.

Great season, Illini! Way to go.

And thanks, Dan, for having this site. I like Illiniboard and all, but this place is 1000x better!!!
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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I don't think I'm quite ready for Illinois football just yet...

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Old Apr 5, 2005, 02:31 PM   #6
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NEW FOOTBALL SIG COMING SOON!
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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I am using Illini Football as part of my Illini Basketball mourning, but really, I can't wait, I think Zook will do great things for this program and when that happens, the AD should get a raise for everything that Illini athletics has done over the last couple of years.
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Old Jul 5, 2005, 06:47 PM   #8
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59 Days, 14 hours till Illini Football returns to glory

Beat Rutgers!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 5, 2005, 07:33 PM   #9
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JP you have too much time on your hands... lol

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Old Jul 6, 2005, 01:48 PM   #10
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Lets get pumped up people!
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Old Jul 6, 2005, 02:05 PM   #11
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Looks great. Remove the tinker toys!
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Old Jul 7, 2005, 01:40 PM   #12
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Fox's 2005 Preseason Rankings

http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/3727628

69. Illinois
The team was young and hit by injuries and inconsistent play over the last two years. Somehow, this is still a young team despite welcoming back 15 starters and both kickers. Pierre Thomas and E.B. Halsey are two good backs to work with and WR Kendrick Jones should put up decent numbers as the number one receiver in a good passing attack. The quarterback situation will sort itself out with Tim Brasic looking good this spring, and there's hope for improvement on defense with good safeties and decent pass rushing prospects. Now it's up to Ron Zook and his staff to upgrade energy and make the team a winner.

Relative strength: Running back
Relative Weakness: Linebacker
Star of the team: RB Pierre Thomas, Jr.
Key game: Sept. 24 vs. Michigan State
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 06:50 AM   #13
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I think we can crack the top 30 this year. Zook is blowing minds with his recruiting lately, if you haven't been following the scout and rivals recruiting boards. We are getting some big-time players, and I see us in a BCS game in two years. Get on the bandwagon now while there is still room. I will have no patience for Noob fans when the we storm the top 10 again!
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 05:20 PM   #14
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Camp Rantoul in 3 and a half week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 10, 2005, 07:18 PM   #15
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Football cannot commence soon enough.

54 days until the opener. Side note- the football countdown on the official site doesn't work using Firefox, http://fightingillini.collegesports.com/
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 01:42 PM   #16
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SI Football Preview for the Illini!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo.../illinois.html
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 08:13 AM   #17
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With the FOOTBALL season getting started, I (as well as everyone else) notices our players are young. Still, I feel that with Zook coaching them we will get more victories and get back to the top of the Big Ten.

CRUSH RUTGERS!!
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 02:14 PM   #18
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45 Days, 18 Hours till Illini Football!

DESTROY RUTGERS!
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 05:18 PM   #19
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Too much time on your hands, JP.... too much time.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 01:22 AM   #20
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This year is going to be such a free pass for Zook with the verbal commitments he's been able to get. So no pressure, Illini. Let's do it!

Motor City Bowl, Motor City Bowl!...

Let's hear it!

Motor City Bowl! Motor City Bowl!...

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 06:54 AM   #21
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ESPNEWS to broadcast 2005 Big Ten Football Media Day!

http://bigten.collegesports.com/spor...071405aaa.html

Let the Ron Zook era begin!
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Old Jul 26, 2005, 10:44 AM   #22
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Less than two weeks away!
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 06:40 AM   #23
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http://www.herald-review.com/article...er/1009203.txt

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"I'm very pleased by the number of new accounts that have come on board," said Johnson, an assistant athletics director. "Ron Zook has been a dynamic salesman for the program. When we needed a theme for this season, he came up with it. It's "I believe," and the idea is that I believe in the Illini football program and this coaching staff and what we're going to do to get it done. That logo is on everything we do - on schedule cards, posters and in our print, TV and radio ads.
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 06:45 AM   #24
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33 more days and we will be living the dream that is Illinois Football!
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Old Aug 2, 2005, 08:05 AM   #25
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Camp Rantoul in 2 Days

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