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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Gritty and I don't always agree. But, the talent we have, right now, is sufficient to qualify for a bowl game (or as I've been arguing, be a 5 win team with a handful or plays away from being a 6 win team). Next year, with experience, and little turnover, we have enough talent (and the right...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    For the record, I think Lovie is not doing well, but I don’t think the season is over. I could see Rutgers, Purdue, and potentially northwestern wins. Especially if a quarterback, such as Isaiah, can get on the field and keep the offense on the field for any length of time. With our current...
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    2019-20 Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Northwestern, historically almost never gets 4* players and they win just fine.
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 14th, 11:00am CT, BTN

    I hope you are right, but with no speed in the secondary, I’m hopeful for a win. I’m more inclined to think we play a great game against Nebraska and a mediocre game against emu
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    Marquez Beason out for season with knee injury

    Remember when I said this? We hadn’t hit week two on our 4th and 5th dBs. If we don’t get our secondary healthy, this could be problematic
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    They haven’t had reason to celebrate, so they probably didn’t understand the rule.
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    I’m curious, which position do you think is weak?
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    In two years our two deep lineup will look something like this Qb: IW, Dixoon Rb: chase brown, sims, Norwood,fedanzo i, love Wr: Washington, Cumby, Campbell, carter, Jadon Thompson, james frenchie Te: Ford, Barker, Ol:green, Myers, brown, Pearll slaughter Dt: woods, Avery, Okpala, Pate...
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    Those stat lines are pretty close with Betiku having a better stat line
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    I’ll add one Purdue 6-7 lost to eastern michigan 19-20. The original points (that there is little to be excited about and that this is what 5 and 6 win teams look like) still remain. And your point is important. But I believe, with what we are seeing, a 5 or 6 win season with competitive...
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    We played pretty bad. I’m not denying that. There’s plenty to be excited about following that game. I bet, if we looked back 20 years, the number of 5 to 6 win teams that didn’t have at least one statistically atrocious performance would be statistically close to zero. This is exactly what 5 to...
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    No one in the big house agreed with the call. It was silent
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    Week 2 Games

    From what I read, their defense wais atrocious against Kentucky. That likely favors us. Also, not great red zone offense. This could bode well for a bend but don’t break defense. Especially if we can force turnovers. Certainly a good game and tougher win
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    I disagree, there is s lot to like about this game. Our offense is new and haven’t had a lot of time together. Take their dumb turnovers away, and this game isn’t close. Even in its infancy, this offense showed moments of how great it could be. THe biggest weakness and question mark on this...
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    Illinois 31, UConn 23 POSTGAME

    I saw that Michigan replay 50 times while the player was on the ground. The rule will need to be rewritten. The defender couldn’t have done anything different