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    Illinois at Iowa, Saturday, November 23rd, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I think Illinois covers in a close loss. We're a lot better, but it is tuff to win in Iowa City. I'm more interested to see if we can come out in the first quarter and play good football in the first half. Who knows? Maybe the weather gods will smile upon us again.
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    Illinois 37, Michigan State 34 POSTGAME

    I remember this. You weren't/aren't wrong. I like our program. Linebacker U needs some young talent injected in bad way. Hope it comes.
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    Illinois 37, Michigan State 34 POSTGAME

    Late post but had to wait for hands to stop shaking in order to type. Too much coffee or was it the game? These kids continue to fight. How long have we been asking for half time adjustments and a team that still has gas in the tank in the 4th quarter? We all wanted wins, but remember those...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, November 2nd, 2:30pm CT, BTN

    Imagine how stressed you're going to be for the Northwestern game.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, November 2nd, 2:30pm CT, BTN

    I swore I'd go to the next bowl game we went to regardless. The cash is in the bank. I'm going and I'm dragging a friend with who promised to go also. Although he's already trying to squirm out of it already (I hope you read this... you know who you are). lol
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    Illinois 24, Purdue 6 POSTGAME

    I think Wisci overlooked Ohio State as well today. Not sure who they're scheduled to overlook next week.
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    Illinois 24, Purdue 6 POSTGAME

    I agree - was not confident in a win today. By Wednesday or Thursday I was praying for wind and rain. Purdue is not a good matchup for us. The rain gods came thru and I'm grateful. We had another good game plan, we took advantage of mistakes (two more flukes to add to our total!), we didn't...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Purdue, Saturday, October 26th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    Decent chance of rain Saturday... I'm thinking a nasty, rainy day can't hurt our chances.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Purdue, Saturday, October 26th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I was just discussing this with a friend and we independently came to the same conclusions. The players are talented and they play hard but they're making the same mistakes over and over. They're not getting coached up. So if what you say is correct, how do we fix it? New backs coach and DC...
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    Illinois 24, Wisconsin 23 POSTGAME

    Some strange !!! posts here today. After a roller coaster of a day in the stands I will say one thing. These kids just DID NOT QUIT. Whatever you think about the coaching you can't argue with one thing. These kids played their collective hearts out. Every little thing had to line up...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Wisconsin, Saturday, October 19th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    That moment you realize it's time, already, to permanently switch to the basketball thread.
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    Illinois vs Nebraska in Dublin, Ireland (Aug. 28th, 2021)

    YOU SIR, are a genius. This is true.
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    Michigan 42, Illinois 25 POSTGAME

    I think it might just be you. Brandon Peters is our Jay Cutler. The way our O-line was absolutely dominated today I'm not sure any QB outside of Russel Wilson would have looked good today. On the other hand, our mobile, running QB will probably want to work on running with the ball NOT...
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    Week 5 Games

    If there's one word to describe our defense I think it should be "predictable."