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Old Nov 11, 2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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Illinois at Ohio State
Saturday, November 18th
2:30pm CT
ABC

Line: Ohio State -41


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Old Nov 11, 2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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Ohio State name your score, Illinois 7.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 02:38 PM   #3
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LOL
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 02:47 PM   #4
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Ohio State name your score, Illinois 7.
No way Illinois scores 7
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 02:48 PM   #5
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Would be an ideal game to let Pete DiNovo start. Man, I miss that guy.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 03:39 PM   #6
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I can easily see this being a 38 point spread by game time
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 03:48 PM   #7
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I can easily see this being a 38 point spread by game time
Are you betting halftime scores?
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 03:49 PM   #8
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I can easily see this being a 38 point spread by game time
Overall....I've been somewhat happy with the improved play in the Illinois defense this season. Offense however, not good. Thus.....

OSU 45
Illinois 0
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 04:46 PM   #9
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Overall....I've been somewhat happy with the improved play in the Illinois defense this season. Offense however, not good. Thus.....

OSU 45
Illinois 0
Then we get to the 2nd quarter...

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Old Nov 11, 2017, 05:12 PM   #10
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The main thing is that no one else gets injured. That is the best IL football can hope for.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:25 PM   #11
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Ditka comes to Chambana to help coach da Illini and we win 457-2.
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Old Nov 11, 2017, 11:27 PM   #12
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Lord help the Illini.
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 06:31 AM   #13
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The main thing is that no one else gets injured. That is the best IL football can hope for.
What I was thinking.

I wonder what, as Lovie, you would do about now? Maybe everyone get the Orange and Blue Flu and forfeit?

On the other hand, Lovie does bear some resemblance to Louis Armstrong. Maybe our guys will go to Columbus and refuse to bow down to king, and wind up dancing in the fiery furnace like Meshach, Shadrach and Abednigo. Keep the faith. https://youtu.be/6r1baNdgImo
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 09:04 AM   #14
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A big 2:30pm national television audience!

Schedule Update: Next Saturday's 11/18 #Illini game at Ohio State has been set for 3:30 pm ET/2:30 CT on ABC.

https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/s...85891106066432
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 10:08 AM   #15
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A big 2:30pm national television audience!

Schedule Update: Next Saturday's 11/18 #Illini game at Ohio State has been set for 3:30 pm ET/2:30 CT on ABC.

https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/s...85891106066432
Why?! Why would they want to show that?!

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Old Nov 12, 2017, 10:10 AM   #16
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Why?! Why would they want to show that?!
Why do people slow down to look at car wrecks?
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 11:05 AM   #17
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A big 2:30pm national television audience!

Schedule Update: Next Saturday's 11/18 #Illini game at Ohio State has been set for 3:30 pm ET/2:30 CT on ABC.

https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/s...85891106066432
Why are they doing this to us?? We deserve a quiet execution on BTN or ESPNU!
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 01:46 PM   #18
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Maybe an enterprising soul can figure out a way to give the entire Ohio State team severe lower gastrointestinal tract distress the morning of the game?
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Old Nov 12, 2017, 06:29 PM   #19
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I can easily see this being a 38 point spread by game time
The Line opens Ohio State -38.5 as a Chalk.

Ohio State is a wounded dog- The Penn State hangover at Iowa sent shock waves. They rebounded nicely with a trouncing of a good Michigan State team.

I do not see Illinois scoring one point in this game on offense. Our Offensive line is paper thin and the QB is usually running for his life. Injuries abound for this Mash Unit of Proud players.

To be a underdog by 38.5 points in any game is reality check but to be faced with Ohio State next week is really going to put our Freshmen class in a tough position with a chance at some great experience.

The Buckeyes have no choice but to run up score to try and impress the selection committee the Lovely Iowa win sealed their fate and they know it.

Will Urban Meyers take is foot off the gas vs Lovie Smith ?

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Old Nov 13, 2017, 01:39 PM   #20
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Lovie previews Ohio State





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Lovie: We are improving. Not good enough to win. Looking for small steps.

Lovie: Some areas have improved but not enough. When you can't run the football, it's tough duty.

Lovie: Louis Dorsey and Ricky Smalling stepped up. Front seven did well.

Lovie: When you get into 17-14 game, have to get over the hump.

Lovie: We're a little banged up. Should get some players back this week and could lose some.

Lovie: I used to have hair (when I was at Ohio State). Didn't have grandkid when I was there. You know when you're there, it's a traditional program.

Lovie: Urban Meyer has been a good football coach. He has had a lot of good players. He's an excellent football coach.

Lovie: Offensively, JT Barrett is a mobile QB who can throw it.

Lovie: Defensively, Ohio State is great up front.

Lovie: Record says where you are as a program. As you look deeper, our program is in a lot better shape than what it was.

Lovie: We've had a lot of young guys play. Safe to say it's trending up. We're taking steps. Eventually we'll get over the hump

Lovie: Recruiting is going well, just like it was last year. Our future is looking bright on and off the field.

Lovie: You always have a list of people at every position you're looking at. I have an idea of what direction we're going to go.

Lovie: You always have a list of people at every position you're looking at. I have an idea of what direction we're going to go. This was in reference to 10th assistant spot

Asked #illini Lovie Sminth how important college or NFL experience is: Said he just needs to be a good coach and recruiter.

Lovie: James Kirkland "has meant a lot" to the staff. I've been in draft rooms with him. I knew what we were getting from him. Love what he, Pat Embleton and Nate McNeal have done behind the scenes.

Lovie: "It's not looking really good" for Dudek to come back. "Probably not, but we'll see."

https://twitter.com/JWerner247
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 02:30 PM   #21
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I live in Columbus and could probably go to the game, but I think I'll pass. It will be bad enough watching the game with friends. Well at least the beer will be real close.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 04:08 PM   #22
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Does Illinois really have to play this one? There should be a slaughter rule.
By the way, it's funny how the Chicago Bears resemble Illinois: no offense, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 04:22 PM   #23
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Sorry, don't like/mean to criticize young men, college players who are trying their best. But I've really had it with the Bears. I can only hope that the Illini hustle, play tough and smart.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 04:46 PM   #24
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Anybody home?
What's the report on Cam? Can he play? What's the protocol on college concussions? I don't really think he should play even if they give him the O.K.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 05:45 PM   #25
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Anybody home?
What's the report on Cam? Can he play? What's the protocol on college concussions? I don't really think he should play even if they give him the O.K.
One of my wife’s students had a concussion playing field hockey (Div II) and was out for a long time. Recovery can be slow and unpredictable. Cheers.
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