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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:28 AM   #2
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#Illini get a few players back from injuries today vs. Indiana including DTs Kenyon Jackson and Tito Odenigbo, RB Reggie Corbin and LB Tre Watson. But QB Cam Thomas, RB Ra'Von Bonner and WRs Mike Dudek and Malik Turner are out. Dudek's done for the year.

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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:30 AM   #3
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Why is Thomas out? Yikes. I remember him going to the locker room at the end of the game last week. Turner being out is also no bueno, but he was playing with a significant limp to end the game last week. These injuries blow.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:32 AM   #4
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Cam Thomas injury apparently is a concussion. I was there when he came off the field early at Purdue and he clearly wasn't limping, so concussion makes sense.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:50 AM   #5
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Did I miss something? What is Dudek's injury? I quickly googled it and only saw articles from past two years.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 10:58 AM   #6
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Did I miss something? What is Dudek's injury? I quickly googled it and only saw articles from past two years.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:14 AM   #7
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Lucky break there for JG should be 7-0
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:16 AM   #8
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Gonna be interested to see how the crowd is today considering the start time and how cold it was going to be. And yes I know it is dad's day at the game.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:28 AM   #9
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Unfortunately I don't think we can count on Dudek being healthy moving forward longer term.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:28 AM   #10
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Defense doing a nice job thus far.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:35 AM   #11
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play calling is very confusing. We've been running with good success - why pass on 1st down, why on 3rd and 3?
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:37 AM   #12
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There's a TO. Do somethin O!
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:38 AM   #13
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Apparently it's ok to suflex someone on a tackle.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:41 AM   #14
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Apparently it's ok to suflex someone on a tackle.
If it's a textbook german suplex, then I'm okay with it.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:41 AM   #15
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The offense is just so frustrating to watch. With the injuries the wideouts we have can't get open. I don't know how they score today except on defense. We have run the ball effectively a few times but they can't do it for a long drive.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:47 AM   #16
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Dunlap tried to scoop and score on that fumble. Really our only hope of scoring at the moment. Nice to see the Defense getting some pressure on Lagow.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:48 AM   #17
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The offense is just so frustrating to watch. With the injuries the wideouts we have can't get open. I don't know how they score today except on defense. We have run the ball effectively a few times but they can't do it for a long drive.
We miss Cam today, the QB run option would really help this stagnant offense. We are not going to have a passing game with the injuries and poor QB play, but a dual threat option would be one more element we don't have today.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:51 AM   #18
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Are we gonna have a 0-0 OT?

EDIT: Oh my God, I just checked a box score. Illinois with 31 total yards at 9:29 in the 2nd quarter.

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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:52 AM   #19
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We are the best at turning 3rd and short into 4th and 15...
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:53 AM   #20
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Dunlap tried to scoop and score on that fumble. Really our only hope of scoring at the moment.
I didn't mind seeing that. Took a lucky Indiana bounce after he missed it.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:54 AM   #21
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No idea how Butkus keeps his job
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:55 AM   #22
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It's to the point that I think we should just run on every down, if nothing else than to keep the clock moving and avoiding big negative plays. The Illini defense is going to wear down eventually.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 12:01 PM   #23
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I don't think I've ever seen so many injuries. Our guys are dropping like flies every game.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 12:02 PM   #24
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We stinks in Ozzie Guillen parlance.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 12:04 PM   #25
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Unfortunately that's probably the game right there.
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