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  1. TDCumm16

    Wisconsin assistant/Former UIC head coach Howard Moore involved in fatal car accident

    Dang... rough day. On the b-ball front Howard Moore, a former UIC coach, and Illinois upbringing lost wife and daughter in car accident. https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-spt-howard-moore-wisonsin-uic-car-accident-20190525-story.html Count your blessings and don’t take life...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    IW surprising would be the best outcome for sure. He has all the intangibles of a “winner” that need to be there to shock the world. Freshman QB has been a bit more impactful in recent years but odds are against it. I feel like with the Lawerence, Purdy, Fromm, etc they were strong pocket...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I don’t think all our eggs are in his basket - still feel staff thinks they have Fink in back pocket. I agree on Tate though. Paid really close attention to AZ football the last few mos - someone made the joke a while back that the most important spring ball this season for Illinois was being...
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    Illini Football 2019

    And even more Illinois if we underestimated Fink influence on other USC transfers and slow playing him results in decommitments from others
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    Illini Football 2019

    Haha! Classic
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    Illini Football 2019

    So when is this official, official? By my count we’ve got 2 grad transfers on campus, lost 3 that had been committed, and now have 3 from USC committed but not confirmed. The rules around grads make me nervous they could flip at any time
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Lol... some many recruits “trusting their gut” or “trusting the process”.... so many cryptic staff tweets and commit gifs that haven’t been announced yet. I can’t take much more of this. Let’s hear some news.... my productivity is taking a hit this week
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    Illini Football 2019

    I feel like with the transfer market becoming more important in CFB this things are going to have long term ramifications. Does stuff like this provide ammo for other schools in negative recruiting against us? Why is a transfer with any sort of academic questions going to waste their time...
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    Illini Football 2019

    This is insane we can’t figure this stuff out. That makes both AD Miller and likely Dru Mathis from this cycle who we lose out on due to admissions. One is a Big 12 university graduate and the other supposedly came out of juco with 4.0 gpa. Not even arguing about their specific classes or...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Feels like Mrs. Cooper cheated on us making FSU all that good food lol. Hopefully we are still keeping press on Cooper until signing day. Don’t want FSU to have a hint of outworking us this last month
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Thad Ward has a tweet up for a few mins that said something like “With all due respect please don’t do this to yourself”. Since deleted and a new tweet saying his tweets aren’t about players
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    Looking ahead to 2019

    Exactly. Why graduate in the summer if not looking to transfer? You only transfer if you are guaranteed starter and it helps your NFL stock. How many universities can take on a starting QB and feed them an entire offense within just several weeks of practice?
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    Looking ahead to 2019

    Bold Prediction: We still have a 5th horse in the running? Pretty interesting tweet on Tate from AZ today
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I’m not sure how I feel about in state recruiting - we certainly haven’t done well but how important is it? In a good year Illinois and Missouri combined will put out 15ish 4* plus players. The big southern hotbed states will turn out 40-50 each. If Lovie’s strategy is really to focus on a...
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    Looking ahead to 2019

    That is exciting. That offense... wow... if we stay injury free and get the two waivers that is a squad I’d take against anyone with our OC. If we get lucky and one of our QBs plays surprisingly well we won’t be stopped Defensive line looks really nice and deep. LB and secondary are the...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Correct. It is the early HS graduation they don’t allow. If he doesn’t graduate obviously not enrolling at Illinois. From what I’ve read this is a TC thing not something IW is too far behind academically to get it done
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    Looking ahead to 2019

    I’d agree. I think next years schedule is a slight step up in difficulty as we trade Maryland for MSU in one of the cross over games and Big10 West is improving. I think Lovie unfortunately is going to catch a tough stretch here with the investment in coaches across Purdue, UM, and Nebraska -...
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    Looking ahead to 2019

    Trenard Davis should be returning who got a fair amount of play this past year beyond Smalling and Stampley. I’m really hoping Edwin Carter gets well from his injury - he’s tall and flashed in the only game he played this year - kind of a wildcard. Beyond that you probably have a slew of...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Good film. Seems to catch the ball well and he even catches punts! Now we have both he and Fedanzo coming in that I’ve seen both do well in return game. Love that he also included clips of his downfield blocking. Seems like a great use of PWO from both sides
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Looks like we had one PWO commit tonight - Matt Judd WR from LWE (great program to build relations). I saw one of our other PWO offers, Paul Fay OL from Hononegah decided to take an offer with Wheaton college instead of testing D1 waters
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    You forgot “please respect my decision”
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Jeez... following 16-18 year olds through recruiting is painful. Commit/decommit to/from auburn, lined up to commit to AZ, change at last moment to ILL, only to flip to Miami within a few days of offer. I get at the end of the day making the right decision, but wish I could get in some of the...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Apparently it may take a while to announce due to remaining hurdles to cover.... speculation that may be release (eg Ford) On a separate transfer note... how likely do we think Tate is? I spent some time browsing Twitter and the internet consensus seems to be he will transfer. In addition to...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Lol.. Epstein is showing up in Jakai’s Twitter feed now. Good to see him preaching the FL>IL move
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Seriously. What can we do to get this kid an offer? Setup a gofundme to cover the scholarship cost? Maybe with Cumby and IW the staff hit their quota of undersized shifty playmakers