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    Illini Football 2020

    Mackovic didn’t recruit well that’s why the record declined. He had great success principally with Mike White recruits.
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff

    Very accurate assessment.
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    Illinois 79, Purdue 62 POSTGAME

    Boy watching Purdue's offense brought back nightmares of Weber’s horrid offense. So glad we have BU’s offense. So much more fun to watch.
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff

    I think the school of thought that we have to win to build in state loyalty is accurate. All the recruits have heard for so long is the media, especially the Chicago media bash us. Outsiders haven’t been as beaten down by this. Therefore outsiders are more open minded. Win consistently and...
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    What did we wear against Nebraska the last time we beat them, I thought it was orange jerseys, blue pants but can’t remember the helmet.
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    While we’re waiting for some news let’s talk uniforms. Having lost the bowl with orange on orange and losing every big game we’ve played in orange/orange - can we finally realize this is a jinxed look? Save them for the Illinois State game if you must - as their negative mojo shouldn’t be...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    H-W?
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I probably should not have thrown that line in there as my intent was to say I don’t think he is a Big Ten QB. It has nothing to do with what other teams saw although I believe the reason other P5 teams did not recruit him as a QB was for this reason. I do stand by my prediction. I’d love to...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I’m not sure what you mean here. I mean he will never win the starting job and if he wants to play QB it will be elsewhere or if he stays here and wants to see the field he’ll have to switch positions. I see this as Aaron Bailey redux.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    Not so bold prediction: IW never starts at QB for the Illini. I’m not trying to be mean but there’s a reason most schools didn’t see him as a QB. I think we’ve been willing to give him a chance for various reasons but I don’t think it will ever work. He needs to switch positions or schools.
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    Cal 35, Illinois 20 POSTGAME

    I will note that the orange jersey/pants combo loses again. I don’t recall ever winning with orange on orange.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Would have been a good time to try a fake punt.
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    Redbox Bowl Game Thread: Illinois vs Cal

    Reggie running between the tackles isn’t working. Rod Smith - try something else.
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    Redbox Bowl Pregame: Illinois vs Cal, Monday, December 30th, 3:00pm CT, FOX

    Wow. All is lost. The world is ending. Should we even bother to show up?