Recent content by Madco Illini

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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I'm convinced the 2 most important keys to 2020 are... 1. Peters health. He seems to have continued to get better and is starting to play with confidence. 2. LB play. I know the linebackers put up impressive stats, but they really struggled eye discipline on play action and getting depth in...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    Rod smith has proven he will play the dynamic young guy over the veteran if it’s warranted. He was the guy stumping for Khalil Tate over the upperclassmen at Arizona.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Ironically I share the same name, but different spelling. You would think I could remember it. Then again those were forgetful times. I never want Illini football to be that bad again. Our Qb room has come along way from those days.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    This is what the beat writers were telling us about Chance Crouch, until they saw a larger sample size.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I think we are pretty good on LB, especially if we can nab a Doyle. Barnes, Cooper, last year plus we have a lot of guys with 2 years of eligibility left in Tolson, Smith (maimi transfer), Gardiner (juco S/LB), Ware (S/Lb). Not to mention 2 returning seniors. We should be pretty picky on a...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    He was listed at 6-5 215# on the official roster at the beginning of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if he's at 230-240 by the start of next year. He maybe close to that 230 already.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Who do you want mizzou to avoid as head coach (realistically)? The only name that I want them to avoid is McElwain. Their top candidates of Blake Anderson, Willie Fritz, and Jay Norvell don't scare me at all. McElwain is a really good coach who got a raw deal at florida IMO.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Agreed. The best sell should be next year, coming off a bowl with our best team in a decade. To top it off it's our last year with a favorable schedule.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I said the same thing about a bowl after emu/neb game. Obviously less on the line here, but give me a punchers chance. Good players attract other good players, especially if they are from and know of each other.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Antonio Johnson tweeted out a pic of an in home visit with Patterson. Boy if we get him that changes our defense. Plug and play safety, huge position of need.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I am enjoying being able to look further in the future than just 1 year. Normally we are rebuilding or hoping we can win enough to keep the coach. We can’t just roll the ball out and win, but I’m confident we can grab at least 6 (hopefully more) with the returnees. Quite refreshing. Thanks lovie.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    One of the reasons I think span and One are better fits for the offense. Hopefully the offense slows down for One. It’s a lot harder to improvise in highschool than college. Cj reminds me of a mj rivers with a little better arm talent which can also work.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    My worry isn’t so much the arm strength/talent of Cj it’s can he go through progressions and make the correct reads? Even talents like Brandon peters struggle with that, though he’s been getting better as the year goes on. That’s what sets average/above average QBs from the good/great ones. It’s...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    I hope I’m wrong but I disagree. It would still be worlds better than the crouch/JGJr years. We do have tools incoming but they seem raw in the passing game. The talent upgrades at all the other positions should lead a nice 5 win floor.
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    If he doesn’t win the job our program is in trouble/lovie, unless we get a high level transfer. At that point a position change for One is in order for his final 2 years. Our incoming QBs are high on talent and lack polish. It might take them a few years, which is normal. 7-9 wins next year will...