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    Illini Football 2019

    What do outsiders to the program really know? They write articles based heavily on last years performance and players with very little research on new changed talent. We are heavy on running backs, that almost led the conference, with a quarterback this year who has won games in the big 10...
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    Illini Football 2019

    I think a lot of the writers here are overlooking the possible impact of Peter's at QB. He has a good arm he has run games with a similar attack that Illinois will use this year. ( Balanced passing with strong running ) and has been around good coaching and has beat teams that we have a very...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I believe Illinois cooaches are in the process of getting a read on Tates intentions, this could be done this week . I f yes, search of options ends. If no, then they will grab Fink. Fink might really also help getting another SC receiver. I believe this situation will be done by weekend
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    This was a wonderful start to potentially a great recruiting class. There are some here who are " doubting Thomas's" who can not see a bowl year with the 2019 schedule, with a good start , and a defense that will be better, LOVIE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE, HE KNOWS DEFENSE, it will NOT remain 5...
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    Old Timers Thread

    Sorry for not remembering Bruce Capel. A wonderful person and a very good player. We had some terrific players in the late 50's One, who you do not hear much about was Bobby Mitchell, a truly great running back who played for the Washington Redskins and was All Pro numerus years. One of our...
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    Old Timers Thread

    Butkus filled in at Center when we needed a yard or two for a first down or touchdown. The regular center was later killed in Nam........
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    Old Timers Thread

    In those days Ray did not need a reason..... Also, if you had a good looking lady at the Saturday VFW dance and Ray was around,be careful............. One last thing about early Ray, He was raised by his Mother, tough home life. While at Proviso West, Ray was also a quarterback, a buddy on...
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    Old Timers Thread

    Oleleahy Right on almost all counts Only thing is once you came out you could not return, not sure about that. Another rule later in the Big 10 only was if your parents could afford tuition you did not qualify for university funding. This was one of the major reasons the Big 10 dropped...
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    Old Timers Thread

    Butkus68, Your right about super old farts... Timpones had a barber shop and bar on Neil. A buddy of mine lived in an apartment above that bar and Ray Nietschske (sp) after a few beers ,threw him through a wall !!!!! Ray against Wisconsin carried the ball into the line, lost two teeth and when...
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    Old Timers Thread

    George Uremovic,were you the running back for Blackman? If so, you were good... T Bird was built over Timponies and the Psych building.
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    Old Timers Thread

    I am talking 1956 to 1960 . basketball with Governor Vaugh, Mannie Jackson from Edwardsville (I believe the first black ballers in Illini history) wonderful players and great Illini. Timponies was across from Kams/Stan Wallace's gridiron.( Stan was an Illini football hero of the Rose bowl when...
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    Old Timers Thread

    I go back to an Illini/Minnesota game in 1955 with Ray Netschske (SP) Later attended Illinois and graduated in Feb.1960. Still a strong supporter. I even have a story of Dick Butkus wanting to transfer to Memphis State mid year his freshman year. I personally heard the discussion between he...