Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

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I’ve suffered for decades as a longtime Illini fan. Especially living out of state. But I’m the opposite. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Right now with Lovie, everyday is Groundhog Day.

The sad thing is, Whitman had a ton of money to throw at this. We have the highest paid assistant pool in the league. And this is what we’ve got to show for it.

I hear people saying Lovie should get another year. I’m not sure why people want to keep putting their hand in the wood chipper. Fool me once, shame on me. I’m not getting fooled again. Time to go another direction.
I'm not saying we shouldn't be upset, accepting losing is a recipe for disaster. On the flip side, if your wife is ugly and you still married her, then you stay by her side! Illini football has been a roller coaster ride as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I love them, for the hope that next year will be our year. We only see one side of it. Let's say Lovie stays, what coordinator is coming in knowing that there may be a change in the head coach in 2020? You change the HC now, you will lose (probably) your really good OC.
 
I'm not saying we shouldn't be upset, accepting losing is a recipe for disaster. On the flip side, if your wife is ugly and you still married her, then you stay by her side! Illini football has been a roller coaster ride as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I love them, for the hope that next year will be our year. We only see one side of it. Let's say Lovie stays, what coordinator is coming in knowing that there may be a change in the head coach in 2020? You change the HC now, you will lose (probably) your really good OC.
The only other option is to name Rod Smith as interim head coach and hire the next head coach, with an understanding that Rod Smith will continue as Offensive coordinator. Just a thought.
 
I'm not saying we shouldn't be upset, accepting losing is a recipe for disaster. On the flip side, if your wife is ugly and you still married her, then you stay by her side! Illini football has been a roller coaster ride as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I love them, for the hope that next year will be our year. We only see one side of it. Let's say Lovie stays, what coordinator is coming in knowing that there may be a change in the head coach in 2020? You change the HC now, you will lose (probably) your really good OC.
Your wife does not have a 21 million dollar contract. :), although at times that may seem the case :)
 
I'm not saying we shouldn't be upset, accepting losing is a recipe for disaster. On the flip side, if your wife is ugly and you still married her, then you stay by her side! Illini football has been a roller coaster ride as long as I can remember. Maybe that's why I love them, for the hope that next year will be our year. We only see one side of it. Let's say Lovie stays, what coordinator is coming in knowing that there may be a change in the head coach in 2020? You change the HC now, you will lose (probably) your really good OC.
Lol. There is zero reason to think this gets better. Keeping Lovie for fear of losing Smith (who still has a lot to prove) is the definition of insanity.

I don’t think you can compare this to a marriage. It’s more like buying a decent looking car that turns out to be a lemon, but keeping it in your garage broken down and walking five miles to work each day so you can keep it.
 
The only other option is to name Rod Smith as interim head coach and hire the next head coach, with an understanding that Rod Smith will continue as Offensive coordinator. Just a thought.
Except that Lovie's buyout doesn't drop from $12million to $8million until Feb. 1st. All top HC candidates will be hired long before Feb. 1st. If you're going to fire Lovie after Feb. 1st Rod Smith would be your new HC.
 
Except that Lovie's buyout doesn't drop from $12million to $8million until Feb. 1st. All top HC candidates will be hired long before Feb. 1st. If you're going to fire Lovie after Feb. 1st Rod Smith would be your new HC.

Maybe there is a legal argument for hiring a head of football operations and waiting till Feb to fire Lovie and switch the titles around.
 
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Anyone who thinks Lovie isn't here for at least one more year is fooling themselves. I'm not saying I don't want to fire him, but Josh isn't looking at this dumpster fire as short term rebuild and the payoff is way too much.
 
Lol. There is zero reason to think this gets better. Keeping Lovie for fear of losing Smith (who still has a lot to prove) is the definition of insanity.

I don’t think you can compare this to a marriage. It’s more like buying a decent looking car that turns out to be a lemon, but keeping it in your garage broken down and walking five miles to work each day so you can keep it.
I misread your previous post, I thought you were calling loving the ILLINI football program "insanity" and we all know that's not true!

As for who leads our program remains to be seen. I agree, not sure Lovie is the answer but he is currently our guy so I will support him.
 
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I misread your previous post, I thought you were calling loving the ILLINI football program "insanity" and we all know that's not true!

As for who leads our program remains to be seen. I agree, not sure Lovie is the answer but he is currently our guy so I will support him.
I agree the Lovie experiment is a bust.
 
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