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  1. lexwaldez

    Illini Football 2019

    NCAA needs to be investigated by feds and have their monopoly stripped away; they should be abolished. The kids should be able to form a union and get paid just like any other students working for their school and bringing in that kind of revenue. The NCAA get tip offs that students don't have...
  2. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Exactly. We've made huge repairs to the roster, we've made huge inroads with regards to recruiting in key areas, and now we've got to see it all translate to wins in the next two seasons. Who's going to the first bowl game in a while with me???
  3. lexwaldez

    Spring Practice Thread

    Their fan base is insane and they love their Huskers (good for them) but you do have to remember there really isn't anything, and I mean anything, else to do for 300 miles in any direction.
  4. lexwaldez

    Spring Practice Thread

    They almost have all the windows in and they've put in hookups for chilled water, steam and electricity so a lot of the bones are in. I think they're winding up the exterior and starting the interior now. It's coming along.
  5. lexwaldez

    Spring Practice Thread

    Sad to see Avery driven off. I hope it's not a serious knee thing. Hopefully something some rest and PT can take care. DIdn't look good tho.
  6. lexwaldez

    Illini Football 2019

    Can they tackle? What's their 40?
  7. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    We have a "Like" button to press... I really want a "BOOO!" button too.
  8. lexwaldez

    Beer to be sold at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center

    Friends don't let friends drink Bud Light.
  9. lexwaldez

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Penn State

    I love our kids but wouldn't it be nice if we had a game where someone could shoot?
  10. lexwaldez

    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    So WISCI mugs Ayo and no call. Breath on WISCI and touch foul called. Makes sense. Officials put them back in the game.
  11. lexwaldez

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    There's always desperation, but I like your more optimistic take on it. I love seeing Bellamy back. I hope we make it right with him. He could provide some stability in the years to come.
  12. lexwaldez

    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm CT, FS1

    I'm not sure there's juice to be had. I mean, we're super young, we're fun to watch, we play super hard, the kids don't quit (remember some teams not that long ago just giving up?), they've really improved over the year, and a lot of kids are returning next year. I don't think that's orange...
  13. lexwaldez

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    The sky is falling! Our glass is half empty! We're not recruiting on par with Alabama! The athletic association wants to know how they can improve my game day experience! Miles! OH NOEZ!!! Our forums are so fun. Keep it up guys!
  14. lexwaldez

    Pregame: Illinois vs Rutgers, Saturday, February 9th, 3:00pm CT, BTN

    Rutgers is going to be a different kind of big test for the kids on Saturday. I don't think the staff is going to let the kids get cocky, but I do think we'll see some confidence. We haven't earned swagger yet. We're building an identity and we've hit a couple key milestones but we're not...
  15. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    If you think six is close to 98 then were five of your degrees as a basketball player from North Carolina?
  16. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    That's fair, but I think one can prove he's incorrect. We've seen failure, and we've seen WHY there's been failure, it's not like there's a mystery why we've failed. He inherited a team with one and two star talent. I'm glad to have those young men on the team, they're part of the Illini...
  17. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    to my way of thinking this isn't difficult a few years ago the glass was broken and empty and there was little reason to believe we'd ever see water again then we got ourselves a new glass and it was empty but I was damn happy to have a decent glass again over the last three years or so we...
  18. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    You pick and choose to make your arguments. Yes, Zook had better athletes BUT he didn't recruit balanced classes. Recruit seven five stars but fail to bring ANY offensive linemen for two years and YOU ARE SCREWED. Numbers alone do not tell the tale. Bringing in better numbers AND addressing...
  19. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I have a feeling those donors would NEVER be happy with any hire (and certainly not a minority) and if they were happy they're the donors that turn on the coach like mad dogs after a single bad season. For now, I'm very happy with our AD and coaches. Our program required a field strip and...
  20. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    When was the last time you saw an Illini O-line that didn't need all the help they could get blocking?
  21. lexwaldez

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    All I want for Christmas is an aggressive, tricksy minded DC and a win over Mizzou tonight. That's all I want.
  22. lexwaldez

    What is the biggest win in Illinois history?

    Whatever it takes next year to get us to six wins?
  23. lexwaldez

    Looking ahead to 2019

    Akron, UConn, E. Mich, Minnie, Rutgers, NW If the ref's decide to stop bending us over we win a 7th in a close one.
  24. lexwaldez

    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    NFL you got a receiver that drops two balls and what do you do? Can someone please explain why we don't pull right and run to left corner using our RB's blazing speed to get an easy first down instead of running into the loaded box every time?
  25. lexwaldez

    Game Thread: Illinois at Northwestern

    Mays drops a touchdown ball in what was a close game and we give away seven before the half. That's Illini football for you. Now we can play passive defense from behind and let AJ scramble like a madman until it's third and long each possession. I think I've seen this game before.