Recent content by Twangers

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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    The numbers are there but the talent is not. This is clearly, at least in my view, the weak link along on the roster as a whole and now with an unknown future for Marquez Beason, it’s a major problem going into 2020 and 2021 (Without Nate Hobbs). I know our staff is confident in adding a...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I understand this will sound stupid based on our current circumstances but this one doesn’t bother me much. Our depth chart at CB isn’t shaky now, it’s shaky for the foreseeable future (Barring our recruiting efforts trending in a direction that isn’t known to me currently). I think we’re better...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Ross ended up at UTEP.
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    Marquez Beason out for season with knee injury

    No, they’re not. Career ending injuries and non-contact injuries have no real correlation. It’s simply depends on what the actual diagnosis is. If it’s an ACL, he’s gonna be fine. Long road ahead of him, sure but fine. If it’s his patellar tendon, he’s...I don’t even want to say it.
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    Week 1 Games

    Besides being fraught with over the top dramatics, there’s a lot here that simply doesn’t make sense. For starters, have you seen their schedule and/or factored who they’ll play for the SEC title? If you think there are only 3-4 games that pose issues for them (Or “matter”, in your words”), I...
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    Week 1 Games

    Very well said. I understand the story their OOC schedule tells in terms of perception but when you look at the schedules of the other top ten preseason favorites side by side, should it come to that, there’s almost no way I wouldn’t put a one less Bama team into the playoff. Their overall...
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    Marquez Beason out for season with knee injury

    Worst possible outcome. Wish him the best in his recovery. The only shining light here is the timeline in that his recovery should not leak deep into 2020. He should be full go for camp and the start of that season.
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    Illini Football 2019

    That’s what these exercises are typically designed to do pre-surgery, stabilize the knee and reduce swelling. They prescribe stuff like this for hard ligament strains too. Those are typically 6-8 week timeframes, using other known cases as an example. That’s very likely the only grasp of hope...
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    Illini Football 2019

    While that is certainly a fair opinion, it's still merely an opinion. The administration may feel differently. I don't have a good read on that. And in regards to this conversation, we'll be a helluva lot more competitive with Beason than without. That's a no-brainer. Not having his type of...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I hope I’m wrong as well but there’s a difference between hope and logic that I don’t feel is all that difficult to understand. As for this “supposed” (your word) video, what in the world does that tell us? Approximately....nothing. Even if true, does “I’m not out for the year” mean “But I’ve...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I think the comparison as we look forward can only reasonably be viewed year to year. Where were we last season, where are we today, where can we be in 2020. It’s doesn’t make much sense to consider players who don’t fit in those timelines.
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    Illini Football 2019

    Trainers and medical professionals don’t view crutches and knee braces as non-serious precautionary measures so no, the certainty that this situation regardless of outcome is serious in nature is quite real and legitimate.
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    Illini Football 2019

    In a brace and crutches. That is definitely serious, regardless of where he sits or stands during practice.
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    Illini Football 2019

    This is not good. Prepare for the worst.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Gotcha, I probably misread you too. I haven’t done any sort of count but by my view we should have around 15-17 open scholarships next season. With a large junior class and a small incoming 2019 class, it is crucial we sign every bit of 17 seniors .