Iowa pulled 29, top 20 (actually mostly top 10) players out of the State of Iowa.
Illinois got none from the State of Iowa (top 20).
Illinois got 7/100 top 20 players from the STate of Illinois.
Negative? Realist. A happy bunch, just enjoying Loyalty on days when we have many important things to do. I am happy that I know my coaches, have no idea who is the Governor and have an idea who is the President. (Praying IAFB is good as their Democratic party is in organizing. But, the One...
Very trey on what-if. It is the past now.
However, on what-if others have a upgraded pass rush. Then how well will our big-leap-forward perform, even if our O is upgraded.
3 wins IF we beat the first 3.
Given that our B10 West opponents have far better recruiting classes, I just do not see us...
Serious improvement with respect to previous IL classes or B10 West teams?
Just took a quick look at 2021 IL kids. Saw a bunch for MI and MN. And a few for ND, IA, WI, etc. None for IL (and so far NW too!!!)
We need an Illinois team that plays like Maryland did at the SFC and also at their place. In both instances, they came back from 14 points down. At their place, they beat us by a point, at ours by 9.
Illinois, here on out, needs to emulate that model.
We have the talent (IMHO), but not the...