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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    All of which to say is....you are what your record says you are. Makes for good debate and conversation, but in the end, Illinois was 6-6, nothing more, nothing less.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Good chart, bombayIllini. Illinois recruiting managed to essentially fall out of the basement this year. They need to figure this out and quick. As others have said, there's risk of a big fall off after 2020/2021 seasons. Lovie pulled himself out of the fire this year with getting 6 wins...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Glaciers move faster. We should be seeing better progress by now, in recruiting. That's a huge concern.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    This is tough to see. While there are other ways to build teams these days via the portal and such, fundamentally most of the players are going to come from recruiting.
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    Bowl Games Thread

    Time for Oklahoma to join a conference, goodness
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    I remember that game. Conditions were the same for both teams, and U of I out gained Army by nearly 100 yards. Trudeau threw for 2 TDs, but also 3 picks.
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    Keep in mind that last weekend's games were the following match ups: #2 LSU vs. #4 Georgia #1 OSU vs. #8 Wisconsin #6 Oklahoma vs. #7 Baylor #5 Utah vs. #14 Oregon #3 Clemson vs. #23 Virginia The Group of 5 winner was essentially a play in game for: #17 Memphis vs. #20 Cincinnati Would...
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    Here's what an 8 team play off might look like: #1 LSU vs. #8 Memphis #4 Oklahoma vs. #5 Georgia (at large selection) #2 OSU vs. #7 Baylor (at large selection) #3 Clemson vs. #6 Oregon And here are win probabilities specifically for these games, using Massey's ratings, as a reference: LSU...
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    So probably a good idea then that they have a decent sized committee to balance the human element out. Check. Probably also a good idea to rotate the members out of the committee and bring in new members. Check. The full protocol of the selection process is a good read...
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    Gotcha on Georgia, I didn't pick up he was talking about SC. I don't think for a minute that the committee members *rely* on media to establish their opinions. That makes no sense. These are football people; former coaches, players, administrators, etc. You think Barry Alvarez relied on the...
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    Playoff / Bowl Selections

    There is nothing about LSU's body of work or play on the field that would reconcile with "very avg college football team". They won their conference, were impressive doing, and are rightly recognized with a spot in the CFP. I don't really think it matters whether their #1 or #2 or whatever...
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    Week 15 Games

    No need to go to an 8 team model. Really can’t think of any team 5+ who’d have an argument for having gotten screwed. Over a 3 month regular season and round of conference championships, it’s clear there are 3 elite teams, then everybody else.
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    Week 15 Games

    All the questions eventually get answered
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    College Football Playoff

    Yep, Wisconsin dropped from #4 in 2017, when it lost to a lower ranked Ohio State. And yes, Iowa was dropped from #4 when it lost to....#5 MSU in 2015. But neither of those apply here. Should all teams hold serve (big assumption), and #4 Georgia lose to #1 LSU is the SEC championship game...
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    College Football Playoff

    Which team, playing in a conference championship game, and losing that game to a higher ranked team, dropped? Has never happened.