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    The Illinois Football Coaching Search

    For what it’s worth, a close friend texted it’s a done deal, barring board disapproval
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    The Illinois Football Coaching Search

    I heard 2nd hand that it is one of two people. I haven't looked at the thread, but I think the names are out there. Monken or Leipold. I haven't read this thread, and a more credible insider probably said who it is. But figured id pass something along
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I think he wants to be on tHe offensive side
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    the hope is to get some games in before everything goes to !!!!. Schools are under pressure to have in person classes, that will work until covid spread is affecting the faculty. I’m guessing, in a state like Texas by October. The Midwest college towns are in better shape, they are hoping to...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    what I’ve read (not heard) is that Ricky has had some considerations before the pandemic and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he left the program. At this point, most insiders are expecting him to leave.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I don't think this happens/ He may not qualify for a waiver, which means, he sits a year, in that scenario Ricky is gone. I haven't heard anything abut Ricky Smalling leaving the team. I don't imagine there is a reason for the starting receiver to leave in his senior year
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    He is 14, not 4.
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    if I were to guess. We won’t have a full partial season. Certain teams will need to cancel or the universities will close campuses it’s something
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    I sympathize with what you are saying. But I highly doubt 4 wins are what you are saying. My guess is that we make a major upset Or two and have a similar number of questionable losses if we have 4 wins. I think 5 wins is improvement, 4 is good enough to stay. 6+ means Lovie is here for a decade +
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Ok, now that we have a shortened season, what record would be enough?
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    It shouldn't be. Minnesota has been on a different level than us for the entire century
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    yes, and it’s always a resource question. we start conversations with a lot of players. Many aren’t interested. That’s one point in why we shifted toward Georgia and Florida, they appreciate Lovie. We also made a mistake with ESL, in my opinion. I think Macon was worth waiting for, which would...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    The tough thing is that if they are able to contribute, by their last year, they should be contending to be starters. The measurables are good enough to warrant starting. There are some projects, but I think it is different than projects in the past that didn’t have the measurables. Many of...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I appreciate all the information. There’s clearly a big gap in perceptions. I'm disappointed about Hawthorne not being hired, but that’s just my personal disappointment. I would love to habe him in Champaign and think he would boost recruiting substantially