Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Former Krush Cow
South Bend, IN
Assuming this tweet is true and not made up, it looks pretty bad for Rivals. Looking forward to their comment. I'm not sure I get the indignation at 247. It seems the composite ranking is just running its algorithm quickly and correctly.
I've found screen shots of his Twitter which is deleted now but not his rivals profile which is for sure gone by now.
 
Assuming this tweet is true and not made up, it looks pretty bad for Rivals. Looking forward to their comment. I'm not sure I get the indignation at 247. It seems the composite ranking is just running its algorithm quickly and correctly.

Rivals has a bad, bad reputation for this kind of stuff.

Mike Farrell -- the head guy over at Rivals -- is a piece of work. Dude has apparented tweeted kids asking them to DM him if they want to be recognized -- presumably a quid pro quo in which he ups their profile, and they give him privileged info. And his bias is pretty well known.

247 actually tweeted out a few things today in which they defended the composite rankings in the interest of transparency and reduction of bias. They're also overhauling the way they advertise/explain their rankings, which is a far cry from Rivals' Mike Farrell system.

Take 247 over Rivals on football anyday.
 
Is that our new O line coach with CPat?????
Plohr says he doesn't know who the OL coach is going to be:

https://247sports.com/college/illin...ommits-to-Illini-during-late-visit-129189834/

Plohr committed to Illinois without knowing his position coach. Illinois is expected to fill Butkus' vacancy in the next week or so.

“I’m not too sure who it’s going to be,” Plohr said. “I trust Coach Rod Smith’s going to get us a great o-line coach, and we’ll see how it goes from there.”
Barnes is the one who let us know that Miles Smith would be the LB coach. If Plohr doesn't know who the OL coach is going to be then I doubt it's McClain unless Plohr was told to keep it quiet.

Illinois has interesting connections to CBC. Patterson was a coach there before he took over as the Head Coach at TCHS. Randolph played basketball at CBC before transferring to Belleville West so he was in the same class as Plohr.
 
I might take some flak for this on this board but I love those uniforms. I was unconvinced last year when they were first released but they’ve grown on me every time I’ve seen them since.
Agreed, although I say it a lot, still think the gray ghosts would be better with orange replacing the navy.
 
Likes: TheGMan
In the immortal words of the Moody Blues, it's a "Question of Balance" as far as uniforms are concerned. Loved the white-blue-white when ILL destroyed MINN - if memory serves.
 
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