I am one proud Illini this morning and I have not felt this way in a long, long time.
The way we sped MSU up and had them all out of sorts was a continuation of the development we've been seeing for awhile. But the way we responded to blowing the big lead and being on the ropes was the sort of character we haven't seen in awhile. Synthesize those two things and make that consistent and we're really going somewhere.
HOWEVER, oh my god this was so bad. First of all, Brad's a big man, and that's always going to be a struggle with a brightly colored suit, it's just an awful lot of fabric. And his orange blazer in particular has a pastel-ish creamsicle hue that matches neither the Henson ones of old nor our current uniforms. And then he goes with a similarly pastel blue shirt, the whole effect makes him look like an ice cream man, which is ridiculous against his always volcanically angry Mount Rushmore-sized head.
The only coach who has looked good in the orange blazer since Henson was John Groce because he didn't try to make it into a Halloween costume. Neither did Weber really, but Weber never looked comfortable in anything.
I'd say Underwood should just scrap the orange altogether, but we know that's not gonna happen, so he needs to bring the whole look down to earth with a simple white shirt and dark trousers and a solid tie that lets the jacket do the work.