Recent content by Butkus68

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    Bowl Projections

    After we win out, Tampa will roll out the welcome mat for the kind of team Lovie would have built there - given ownership with half a brain cell.
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    Bowl Projections

    Beating Iowa Saturday will give us a realistic shot at a Florida bowl, either Gator or Outback. Tampa Bay would be hyped to welcome Lovie back, in which case we will hold an all-Illini open house New Years Eve.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Detroit News commentary on Dantonio: Henning: Mark Dantonio is a Michigan State legend, but it's time to move on https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state-university/2019/11/13/mark-dantonio-michigan-state-spartans-legend-but-time-right-move/4180151002/
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    Illinois 37, Michigan State 34 POSTGAME

    Hoping for 2 more wins and Outback Bowl, so we can Uber to and from!
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    Illinois 37, Michigan State 34 POSTGAME

    You were one of a small handful who saw this coming.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, November 2nd, 2:30pm CT, BTN

    So now we know why your institutional memory is so brief, Youngster! By contrast, this old fart was at the 1979 game in Colorado Springs, cheering with mixed emotions what would turn out to be one of our only 2 wins in what thankfully was Mo’s last season. (We also beat the school up north...
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    Illinois 24, Purdue 6 POSTGAME

    Whoa - you’re wrong there. Asmussen called the Wisky win in that morning’s paper. At least one called it on Illini Board. And - unlike Dude and others (even Robert), a few here steadfastly defended the process even as you and dozens of others had written Lovie off as incompetent. So let’s...
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Purdue

    Doubters to the contrary notwithstanding, the corner was turned two weeks ago.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Purdue

    More luck there, doubters?
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Purdue

    Purdues attitude reflect their HC. What a stupid penalty.
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    Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

    I actually rank it with Michigan 1983 for program impacting moments. That Rose Bowl clinching win confirmed “the 80s belong to the Illini”. Hopefully this game foreshadows a similar theme for “the 20s”. Celebrated that one with BFF Bob Auler. Wish he’d still been with us to enjoy this moment.
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    Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

    Milwaukee press paints it as Wisconsin playing poorly: https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/college/uw/2019/10/19/illinois-24-wisconsin-23-no-6-badgers-suffer-first-loss/4001877002/
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    Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

    This is a team. It’s what we haven’t had in a long time. My preseason call of 7 - 5 was based on what Lovie was developing character wise. That’s what the haters have overlooked.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Wisconsin

    Matt Mullen: no quit in this team. Where are the haters now?
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Wisconsin

    Reversal coming?