Recent content by OrangeSoda

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    Illini Football 2019

    4 wins with two being Mich, and NW means we lost two out of 4 against Akron, Connecticut, EMU, and Rutgers... Hard pass. Also wanted to drop this. Always find this article interesting each year...
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    Illini Football 2019

    Considering how we somehow almost made a bowl game last season (USF, and NW) I can't see why 6 wins isn't the baseline. Only way 5 wins is okay imo is if it's ultra-competitive with no blowouts.
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    Illini Football 2019

    I think Lovie said in the presser yesterday that they have been giving a lot of reps to the 2s because of depth concerns at almost all positions. Throwing them in the fire per se. Full pads today should sort this out more. Also *takes sip of Orange Kool-Aid* I think we have a top 5 starting OL...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I should have been more technical. There is a "top speed phase" of about 10-20m depending on the athlete that can be maintained after you hit the first 30-40m. This is why if you split it in half the 2nd half is faster usually. Some athletes are great starters and have a faster 1st half though...
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    Italy Tour

    Twitter updates from Illini basketball page.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    A human being reaches top speed at about 45m. The other 55m in a 100m dash is all deceleration and depends on strength, form, and stride length. Doing the 9.35 yds per second conversion is inaccurate. A 10.7 runner is likely going to be a 4.4-5 guy. I was a 4.6 runner in high school but only ran...
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    Illini Football 2019

    Looks like Carter has a chance to play this season. Amazing recovery. In the article it says trainers have cleared him for contact but the staff is deciding to take it slow.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Ice, Stretching, Rock Tape, and better shoes.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I think he reclassified for 2020 in hopes of better future offers. Well, here's that offer. Maybe he'll change his mind. Smart move by the kid to wait it out like this.
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    Illini Football 2019

    Well I guess I forgot about the titan Purdue program that went to a Rose Bowl in 2001 for my predictions... That Minnesota game was a wild one. 😉
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    Illini Football 2019

    100% YES.
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    Illini Football 2019

    Sadly no. Starting my Masters next week and will miss the rest of camp. Really wish I could. Maybe someone else will pick up the temporary torch?
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    Illini Football 2019

    Thoughts from watching camp today: (remember no pads today and mostly 7 on 7 and 2 hand touch type of stuff the last half hour). QB: -Peters is the guy so far. Strongest arm and most consistent. He's also a legit 6'5. Also has enough wheels to move a little in the pocket. -Matt Robinson is the...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I respectfully disagree. Peters is a gunslinger who is more mobile than Lunt and at the very least can move around in the pocket. The backfield with Epstein, Corbin, Norwood, Cumby and others gives Rod Smith a lot of options even in the slot. And of course Sidney helps take pressure off of...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I don't think there is a team on the schedule other than Michigan that will have an offense as good as the Illini this year. A lot of media pundits are drooling over Nebby but I don't really see it. Defense please just be mediocre instead of god awful. 7 wins.