I would flip EMU and Rutgers. EMU beat Purdue and lost 4/6 by 3 or less. Very well coached, hard nosed team.Definitely a lot of optimism there. Defense has a "B" overall grade and Offense has "B-" grade. Overall grade of a weak B seems about right but is a best case scenario.
"A" teams on the schedule (hope for not being blown out):
"A-" teams on the schedule (hope to appear somewhat competent in a lopsided loss):
"B+" teams on the schedule (hope for an upset, although unlikely)
"B" teams on the schedule (hope for a competitive game):
"B-" teams on the schedule (Illini win or lose faith):
"C+" teams on the schedule (If Illini lose, time to panic)
Path to 6 wins involves consistenly playing up to a "B" grade and beating Purdue, NW, or Michigan State.
That player was Jerry jeudy. Wide receiver for the university of Alabama. Could be the best player in next year draftI can't give our QB's above a D until they earn it.
The fact that Antonio Brown was impressed by Barker doing a foot-speed drill, (for those who couldn't watch the video, AB was watching the drills and blurted out "That tight end!"clearly impressed, to which someone off screen immediately replied "Illinois!"), certainly gets my attention. I hope he has a breakout year!
Well, they won 7 games last year having an arguably younger team than Illinois. After firing their DC immediately after the Illini blew them out, they finished 3-1, beating by 22 points or more Purdue, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech. What I don't get are Illini fans pegging this game as a likely win, although I admit to not having looked at who they lost.Personally, i don’t get it but Minny fans have a lot of hype for this upcoming season. They think they are an 8 win team. I’m aware we throttled them but they like what they have.
Oh, how I want to believe! If Williams is Randle El redux, we're golden.So had the chance to speak a receiver recently and word on the street is they believe Isaiah will be at the helm season opener.. he who's name I will not say for obvious reasons also said himself and a few other receivers as well as the backfield were and are thoroughly impressed by what Isaiah is able to do already....
If this rings to be true then I am excited for the first time in a long time...