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    Transfers

    if there is another one to watch for it may be QB Holton Ahers from his prior stop at ECU. Started as a true freshman just finishing his junior year now - decent numbers. I saw that he started following Illinois football on Twitter after the OC announcement - speculation only
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    Love this OL hire. Younger guy whom I assume will still have fire for recruiting. D1 starting OL himself. Illinois guy - played high school ball at Elk Grove so hopefully familiar and connected with the suburban Chicago hs fb scene. Got his start under BB so good relationshi. Top it off with...
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    *edit meant to quote the Chad Pennington / Byron Leftwich post And Gardner Minshew at ECU. And Driskell throwing for 4000 yards at LaTech after flaming out at Florida. And 2 x 3 year starters that showed great year over year progression from 2000-2006 at Minnesota (Asad Abdul-Khaliq and Bryan...
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    FWIW I think the first play of the game was just a single play that Rod had been setting up all season and wanted to run. I noticed at least 3 other games our first offensive play had IW in at slot and use motion with him only to not really see him much in that position again all game. He...
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    The Illinois Football Coaching Search

    Bingo on the D3 programs in Wisconsin not facing competition from larger D2 or D1AA (whatever they are called these days). UWW inherently probably pulled in talent above their weight as if you weren’t D1 in Wisconsin and wanted to stay close to home or have in state tuition you go play in that...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I feel the same way. Attended these clinics for many years and shocked at this decision. Big news today was Tom Allen speaking - all sorts of excitement for that on Twitter from IHSA coaches I’m linked to. If we aren’t careful that will just be another border state coach poaching Illinois’...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I take this kid in a heartbeat. He has a camp timed 4.5 and 40” vertical. His measurable aren’t just P5, these are 5* that would be good in an NFL combine right now traits. You can see from his timeline that he has put on 40lbs of muscle in last 2 years. He is a late bloomer. Also seems to be...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Two most interesting things coming out of this discussion (1) Jimbo spent more time at ESTL than Lovie. I know he is hands off but the man has to recognize he still has some celebrity factor and he needs to be present in key recruitments. A drivable school with years of P5 talent should be...
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    Illini Football 2020

    A chess move by Dabo here? If 25% of his team is COVID positive right now, he’ll achieve herd immunity by the opening week. No loss of players due to self isolation during the season.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Collier doesn’t have illini pinned in his twitter bio anymore. I don’t recall specifically what was there before but fairly certain it has a reference to Illini. I’m not super high on him - wished they would have taken Tyler Macon from ESL rather than a middle of the road 3* from Texas, but...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Reading the Minnesota forums they are pretty confident in an Irving commitment. Their insiders are suggesting they are in prime position for him. I hope the staff has a rabbit up their sleeve with him
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    Illini Football 2020

    man... that is a solid 2 deep across the board. Seeing it all at once really makes me optimistic - I hope we get to see this 2020 season in its entirety. This should be a reminder not to let 2021 recruiting woes numb what this 2020 team should be. if we can stay relatively injury free and the...
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    Transfers Thread

    Unlike most other positions it is going to be rare where QB2 has much live action game time to actually be proven. Having a good looking QB room is generally experience and potential (talent). I think we all feel good about Peters. WRs stay healthy and he continues upward trajectory he could...
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    Illini Football 2020

    I really like the OL transfer, but have a similar ‘meh’ feeling about the WR. So much of OL is physical development. This is a 21 year old who has played a ton of live snaps the last 3 years. We’ve been extremely lucky the last 2 seasons with almost zero OL injury. If the injury bug that hit...
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    Looking ahead to 2020

    The negativity here... it’s like a mediocre 2020 prep class has reduced our outlook for next year - 2020 HS signees will have zero bearing next year. Roster will improve via newcomers due to newly eligible/healthy Smith, Ford, Brown, Beason; the JUCO signees; and whatever transfers we can...