Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

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My opinion is that although we aren’t good, we at least have a gimmick. We are “Transfer U” with Lovie Ball. It’s not going to be enough to rise to the top half of the big ten, but at least we can catch lightning in a bottle every now and then like last year. If we tear down with a middle of the pack MAC coach, we are going to be set back another 10 years. I’m just not up for that.
And I'm not going to start a fire Lovie chant yet. Last year we lost to central michigan or whatever and had a decent year. Personally I would bet on a disappointing season, but a good one is not yet out of the reason is possibility
 
       
I disagree. They have barely put pressure on the quarterback.
They have a fumble recovered for a TD, a number of TFL/sacks, holding Wisconsin to 2.8 yards a carry. I think they front is playing pretty good.
 
       
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Am I giving up my Friday evening to watch this Mertz kid launch his Heisman campaign against us?
Well, to be fair there is a pandemic on - so going out isn’t much fun, either.
 
       
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So when do we get to expect actual results from Lovie? Cuz from the outside looking in this program is no better off than we were when he took over. We've spent 4 years giving him a pass while he got "his guys" (ie the worst recruiting class in the B1G every year) and yet here we are. I respect the heck out of him as a guy and a leader of men, but I mean come on it's time to start winning games.
 
       
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Bryce Hopkins announcing Monday
 
       
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So when do we get to expect actual results from Lovie? Cuz from the outside looking in this program is no better off than we were when he took over. We've spent 4 years giving him a pass while he got "his guys" (ie the worst recruiting class in the B1G every year) and yet here we are. I respect the heck out of him as a guy and a leader of men, but I mean come on it's time to start winning games.
the concerning thing being that this was supposed to be "the year" and probably the best team we have on paper for the foreseeable future given subpar recruiting
 
       
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What's going on with special teams too? Been concerning tonight.
 
       
the concerning thing being that this was supposed to be "the year" and probably the best team we have on paper for the foreseeable future given subpar recruiting
Illinois is playing #14 Wisconsin. People are giving up, and it doesn't make sense. It would have been nice to come into this game 3-0, but it is what it is.
 
       
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Illinois is playing #14 Wisconsin. People are giving up, and it doesn't make sense. It would have been nice to come into this game 3-0, but it is what it is.

It’s a very fair statement...but watching it, you see why we are so far away from #14...and that’s disheartening...I’ll keep hoping for a second half turnaround though.
 
       
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Still a lot of game to play. Time for Peters to show up and lead this offense down the field.
 
       
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Illinois is playing #14 Wisconsin. People are giving up, and it doesn't make sense. It would have been nice to come into this game 3-0, but it is what it is.
People aren't giving up. We've just seen decades of the same bad football. This was supposed to be our best year so far. I don't think anyone excepted a win, but the blown coverage and lack of offense is pitiful.
 
       
I think it’s obvious Peters is not a B10 QB, and hasn’t been for quite awhile. Some Illinois fans aren’t willing to write him off, and that’s fine, but he’s clearly the weakest link.
 
       
I think it’s obvious Peters is not a B10 QB, and hasn’t been for quite awhile. Some Illinois fans aren’t willing to write him off, and that’s fine, but he’s clearly the weakest link.
Without Peters we don’t beat mich state or Wisconsin last year. Additionally, his effort play that was incorrectly called is what I remember from the BOWL game. But nah, he’s way worse than the defensive backs. Especially his running plays...
 
       
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Haha sorry I crossed the line a little. Not delusional, just don't want to pay a man millions for pitiful performance.

It’s ok. We’ve just invested so much time and energy to get to this point, I get triggered by the idea of starting over.
 
       
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Can someone tell me why Cooper and Beason aren’t playing or starting? It doesn’t make sense to me, any word?
 
       
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