What a [fart noise] way to finish the season. No momentum or identity on offense. Illinois’ second halves this season have been all bad. Not sure why they consistently get outplayed (or out-schemed) after halftime.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kane transfer he can’t get off of the bench. I could never understand why he didn’t get some time against Harms when we had no answer for him. At least his height may have caused him some problems
Time to move on to next season. Keep all the non-seniors on the roster (no transfers, please!) and keep hitting the recruiting trail hard. Kofi should be a huge help, but Underwood needs to consistently bring in good players and develop them. The team made it interesting this season for a few weeks, but a 7-13 Big Ten record speaks for itself. It's not good enough. This program is not back to winning yet. Time will tell. Underwood has work to do, lots of it.
Hoping Underwood can keep the roster in tact. Kipper I have to imagine is gone (which if he is, I can't imagine all of his minutes of late.) Please stay Tev, Alan and Samba! I don't know why you don't get more opportunities but I hope you see how much your needed!