Illini Football 2022

#188      
That is terrible news for Coach Bielema, absolutely heartbreaking for him and his family. My mother has been gone for better than ten years and I miss her every day. Prayers for him and his family.
Lost my father suddenly when I was 22. Lost my mother after a long illness when I was 52. Both were tough to deal with. I'm sorry to hear of your loss coach. Have faith that her pain has been lifted and that you will someday be with her again.
 
#190      
Do we think Chase will come back for one more year?

If he does I think BB can hit the transfer portal hard for all the key pieces we need

This year’s team was close to be a dominant team but it lack depth

Who else has a year of eligibility left that needs to stay?
 
#191      
Do we think Chase will come back for one more year?

If he does I think BB can hit the transfer portal hard for all the key pieces we need

This year’s team was close to be a dominant team but it lack depth

Who else has a year of eligibility left that needs to stay?
I would force Chase to go pro if I am Bielema. I dont think he'll need to though. QB is the biggest need with DL a close second.
 
#192      

Dan

Admin
Want to give a shout out to the fans. Illinois Football is difficult, the results since 2012 leading into this season have been, as we like to say, less than ideal. Yet at every early home game (WYO,UVA,CHATT) there has been an impressive tailgating scene and 30k+ fans who entered the stadium to show support.

Then, it happened. Only one week after that moment at Wisconsin, IL had the biggest home crowd in 6 years. A week after that, there was the biggest home crowd in 6 years. The home game after that, IL had the biggest home crowd in 6 years.

This season, when we're beyond taking for granted that every game will be on broadcast (which is incredible when you consider the past 10 seasons), we got an answer to the elusive "fan lag time" question.

The answer is, there's no lag time with the fans. It was simply an immediate & sustained surge in support to the already strong home fandom. The home finale crowd vs Pur was less than the MSU game, yet it was nearly the same as the Minn game. When you can get 45k into Memorial Stadium in the middle of November, imho that's a good thing.

Thanks to everyone here who engaged in all the intense discussions about home attendance this season. Looking forward to continuing the discussion about home ticketing as we look towards 2023. Go Illini
 
#194      
I would force Chase to go pro if I am Bielema. I dont think he'll need to though. QB is the biggest need with DL a close second.

I would like to see one of the QB's on the roster already win the job, because I think I would like to see how the offense operates with a multi-year starter going forward. I think DeVito has been incredible operating with what he has been given, but I would like to see what this offense looks like when it's fully unleashed and we don't leave games on the field because we couldn't overcome some really questionable pfficiating.
 
#197      
You have to believe in Juju. There is good juju and there is bad juju. When Ryan Walters switched to the heavier orange puffy overcoat, our defense has given up uncharacteristic yardage. Give up the coat and go back to wearing whatever it was when we were 7-1.
 
#198      
Do we think Chase will come back for one more year?

If he does I think BB can hit the transfer portal hard for all the key pieces we need

This year’s team was close to be a dominant team but it lack depth

Who else has a year of eligibility left that needs to stay?
He would be insane. Running backs run on a short clock and his draft stock will never be any higher. He needs to go while he has the opportunity.