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  1. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    im not saying that fleck hasn’t done well. and, to compare what he got at Minnesota to what Lovie got at Illinois is off base. Fleck took a team that has had positive momentum this entire millennium, and took them from consistent bowl caliber, with an average of more than 6 wins (6.1 with an...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    no, it’s not because of talent. It’s because the coaching staff prioritizes speed and size over other things. The believe they can teach the rest. Also, to have classes in the top half of the big, we would need to consistently recruit 25 prep recruits, which means we would be creaning players...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    my 2 cents: we aren’t on track to get top end Illinois talent, at least not consistently. At this point, winning is more important than recruiting. Failing to win leaves him with no job. Focus on winning first over the next two years. Lovie is considered a celebrity as he is a household name...
  4. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Warren was prep school
  5. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    that’s almost as many as Minnesota had on their roster last year
  6. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Overall talent composite has us at 8. https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/?Conference=Big-Ten Look at who we are losing and see if the current players are an upgrade from a recruiting standpoint, they are. That’s what matters
  7. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    The staff has a plan on how many commits they want to take in this period. They also want to save some for senior film and transfers.
  8. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    No, but will likely crack 2 deep
  9. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    we may have accepted another te that was ready to commit
  10. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Im counting 8, who are you missing?
  11. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    the caveat needs to be added, as long as Lovie is here
  12. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    there is no correct take.
  13. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    sorry, I may have been thinking today was Friday
  14. thunderwear

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Right now, I've heard of 8 commits in this class. One coming in a little more than an hour. One coming tomorrow. One waiting for visits and another that I have not heard anything about an actual timeframe. Don't know if they are silent verbals. I have my guesses on who they are. I think only one...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    But wait, there's more local news on the way.