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    Dick Butkus Statue

    Dick Butkus was a man among boys. There was nothing "phony" about him, and there isn't today. If you think you were going to get a glosse retorical presenation with platitudes, forget.. He is who he is. A great football player who gave the university everything he had every game. I was at...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Saturday, October 5th, 2:30pm CT, BTN

    Look, we have guys that are playing hard, that goal line stand was terrific and gave us a chance to win. The 4th down pass was interferance. the Nebraska guy was hanging on to his jersey. Obvious call that would have given us a first down
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Akron, Saturday, August 31st, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I remember the Pitt game, they put 12 players that year om the Pros. 4th quarter, Illinois is driving for what could be the winner, when we have a ball intercepted on the 4 yard line by a lineman who returns it all the way 90+ yards for the winner.... Sad
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    Illini Football 2019

    We have an offensive line that has proven they can open holes, running backs that are experienced , that includes a 1000 yard runner, a QB who has won games in the Big 10 a rookie QB twice player of the year in Mazzoo, experience defensive backs, experienced line backers, the only thing we...
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    U of I Faculty petition NCAA

    A thought about a name. " Illini Golden plain" this would relate to our flat land state and the "golden" would relate to the corn grown on it> Add gold to the orange and blue colors. I can't think of anything more bland that would offend the NCAA and those 30 facility members who are...
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    Illini Football 2019

    Agree generally with your positions, but I think you under estimate the effect a quarterback like Peter's can bring to the overall offense. We had a minimal passing attack last year, yet almost led the league in rushing. If we can get 200/ 250 yards passing a game we will absolutely be a...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Thank you Marques, I am sure you had something to do with his recruitment. Illinois has not been very visible in this part of Florida (DeGroot). Naples H.S. ,Immokolee H.S and the Ft. Myers schools have sent significant talent to SEC Ohio State and Michigan also have had starters from this area
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Sparks was judged to be in the top 15 players in Southwest Florida, so while not a finished product (who is at 17) I think we was a very good recruit who is playing in a good conference and competition.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Illinois and staff finally get a break with Dixon and what he brings. This could really set up 2020 recruiting Happy for this board who have been generally to negative Sharp (the offensive tackle) had a lead football article in the Naples, Florida Daily News last week before his trip to C-U...
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    Illini Football 2019

    Edwin Carter, you really have showed true grit. Congratulations on your return . The wide receiver situation just got a lot better with a guy like yourself back. Best of luck, God bless, make 2019 something special.... an (old guy) class of 1960 wishes you well.......
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    Illini Football 2019

    What do outsiders to the program really know? They write articles based heavily on last years performance and players with very little research on new changed talent. We are heavy on running backs, that almost led the conference, with a quarterback this year who has won games in the big 10...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I think a lot of the writers here are overlooking the possible impact of Peter's at QB. He has a good arm he has run games with a similar attack that Illinois will use this year. ( Balanced passing with strong running ) and has been around good coaching and has beat teams that we have a very...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I believe Illinois cooaches are in the process of getting a read on Tates intentions, this could be done this week . I f yes, search of options ends. If no, then they will grab Fink. Fink might really also help getting another SC receiver. I believe this situation will be done by weekend
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    This was a wonderful start to potentially a great recruiting class. There are some here who are " doubting Thomas's" who can not see a bowl year with the 2019 schedule, with a good start , and a defense that will be better, LOVIE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE, HE KNOWS DEFENSE, it will NOT remain 5...
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    Old Timers Thread

    Sorry for not remembering Bruce Capel. A wonderful person and a very good player. We had some terrific players in the late 50's One, who you do not hear much about was Bobby Mitchell, a truly great running back who played for the Washington Redskins and was All Pro numerus years. One of our...