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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I think this staff is doing an excellent job executing their plan. With the pandemic, it was hard for a new staff to make an impression considering coaches haven’t had a chance to visit schools. I think you will see a little more activity next Spring for the 2023 class.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Very happy for Hawthorne as this is something he was very interested in. As far as recruits, there really wasn’t any kids in the 22 class that would have chosen Illinois before the hiring so I would say no real issues there. In the 23 class there is some opportunity if BB and staff are...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Good to be posting. I have been reading the threads but little time to actually post. Great things are happening right now and it’s good to see .
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    No, I’m not Terry Hawthorne LOL. Illinois high schools had their spring season so I have been pretty busy. So far so good with BB. He clearly knows what type of players her wants which will go a long way. I assume it is clear that if you actually recruit the state, players will come.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread (February-April 2021)

    ESL coaches will never be worried. They teach their kids that it’s not about who is currently on the roster, it’s about who will be recruited next. There will always be another you in the next class. There will also be another you in the class after that. You better learn how to compete early or...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread (February-April 2021)

    Look at where the top kids in Illinois signed 2021. Why are you even mentioning academics? This hasn't been an issue with signing Illinois kids. It takes time for a new staff to get going. They will recruit who they want and get the results they want. Everything will work out in the end.
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    He is very open. It seems like BB is a little different from his days at Wisc which is where that tweet came from. It's a ton of talent at ESL for the next few years. A ton!.
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    I see an immediate impact with this staff. Should be fun to watch. If they get the same time as Lovie things will be much better 5 years from now. The recruiting should improve tremendously.
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    The Illinois Coaching Staff Search

    I think you will see an immediate impact on the field. All phases of the game will be solid.
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    Time will tell my friend.
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    The kid also hasn’t played a senior season yet considering what is happening in Illinois. Really not sure your point on this one. He also had an offer from the hottest DC in college football. So Freeman and I see things the same I guess!!
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    so you point out a kid from Chicago who didn’t sign early to prove what point? I am confused. Is the other kid from STL? yes he played for Texas. Are we looking to duplicate the previous years? My thought is we are looking to be a lot better. Taking Texas left overs who hasn’t really produced...
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    No I haven't been critical however you are dead set on an ESL narrative. Whether it is the coach not liking Illinois or this current statement. In football, there are kids that have an impact and there are kids that don't. It's not theory, its facts. List one kid that I was critical of that...
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    Negative. Show the trend you speak of. There are kids that can play and there are some that are more hype. Including some kids from ESL. But hey, you will find out the same thing Texas did.
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    Unless he improved a lot, Ayo wasn’t a good ball player. His actual play wasn’t anywhere near his projection. There are much better options out there.