This isn't 1968, players come off of ACL injuries all the time and perform just as well as they did prior to the injury. It is a question mark, but hardly huge. Your statement to the contrary indicates a lack of understanding of the medical involved. Your statement that anyone disagreeing with you isn't credible without any basis, is not fact, as the Dude in the Big Lebowski said, "It's just like, your opinion, man."
Lovie has kind of an odd way with injury reporting right?Any word on Smalling or Betiku?
Because their run game is atrocious and it's hard to throw and catch a wet football.Why does the rain help us? That sounds like some "Bear Weather" nonsense.
Luckiest? I don't call it luck when it's the one defensive thing Lovie preaches more than anything else. If anything, we focus TOO much on turnovers and not enough on tackling, positioning, and dumb penalties.Illinois has been one of the luckiest turnover teams this year.
I'm confused about everything you said after this point. What would have been you preferred method of ending the game involving the clock? We got the ball with 2:32 left and ran the clock out to kick a field goal. Looking at playclock, we ran plays that took 30 seconds, 32 seconds, and 35 seconds resulting in a first down and only 55 seconds left. Wisconsin calls a timeout, we proceed to run it three more times, milking clock, causing wisconsin to use timeouts. We kick a field goal with 4 seconds left in the game.End of Game.
To call it luck is both right and wrong.This quote from Craig is the only thing I disagreed with in his article:
Luckiest? I don't call it luck when it's the one defensive thing Lovie preaches more than anything else. If anything, we focus TOO much on turnovers and not enough on tackling, positioning, and dumb penalties.
But luck? No. I don't think so.