Indiana 23, Illinois 20 Postgame

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Where In Society?

For a long long time…I guess my smart aleck answer (without naming politicians and a veritable who’s who of celebrities)…

would be: A Couple Offices Down The Hall?

I’m with ya though…this kinda stuff ain’t gonna fly if you’re a cop or a teacher…point taken. Tom “the Tool-man” Allen is a real piece of work!
 
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Another aspect of the touchdown that was taken away, watch the rest of the play. When the ball comes loose, the receiver lunges forward and grabs the ball with 1 foot still on the ground and not out of bounds.
I would be highly surprised if the ruling wasn’t he didn’t get his hand under/gain control of the ball before it hit the ground during the initial catch attempt — making the portion of the “play” you’re talking about irrelevant.
 
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RedRocksIllini

Morrison, CO
The fact that the announcers were supportive of his antics made it even worse. The man is a borderline psychopath. Where else in society could someone behave like that and have a job???
Did a long term project with an aerospace company and we used to joke that a meeting wouldn't end until the combined blood pressures in the room went up by at least 500 points. Those people made Allen look like the Alma Mater. Remarkable how ineffective all that yelling can be.
 
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I would be highly surprised if the ruling wasn’t he didn’t get his hand under/gain control of the ball before it hit the ground during the initial catch attempt — making the portion of the “play” you’re talking about irrelevant.
Anyone who watched the replay from all the angles can clearly see it was a catch. Hightower came down with the ball in both hands and the defender had one on it. When he hit the ground he still had control of it with his hand underneath keeping control while the defenders hand came off. That is a touchdown all day! Everything that happened after that was irrelevant. The defender reached back in to strip it away as he was getting up. Ball came out when play was already over. One of the worst calls on replay I have ever seen period!!!
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
Anyone who watched the replay from all the angles can clearly see it was a catch. Hightower came down with the ball in both hands and the defender had one on it. When he hit the ground he still had control of it with his hand underneath keeping control while the defenders hand came off. That is a touchdown all day! Everything that happened after that was irrelevant. The defender reached back in to strip it away as he was getting up. Ball came out when play was already over. One of the worst calls on replay I have ever seen period!!!
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There was a still photo on twitter that showed his arms under the ball in full control. Then after he wrestled the ball away it popped loose and caught it again with his foot in bounce. TD. The replay booth probably took a look and said go with the call on the field. It was still a TD.
 
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Anyone who watched the replay from all the angles can clearly see it was a catch. Hightower came down with the ball in both hands and the defender had one on it. When he hit the ground he still had control of it with his hand underneath keeping control while the defenders hand came off. That is a touchdown all day! Everything that happened after that was irrelevant. The defender reached back in to strip it away as he was getting up. Ball came out when play was already over. One of the worst calls on replay I have ever seen period!!!
I wasn’t arguing whether it was a catch or not, just saying that the narrative that he “caught it twice” is meaningless because it is very likely that the incomplete ruling — right or wrong — was made when they were on the ground not after he got up and whether or not he was in bounds on the “re-catch.”

I thought it was a catch based on seeing the play live. I will say though that we had more than a half of football to overcome that terrible call, and we couldn’t do it. Honestly, I’m more disappointed in that than I am angry over the call.

On to the VA game. I L L
 
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1. Stop making penalties!
2. Never run the prevent defense again
3. The replay official needs to go back to replay school
The only thing the prevent defense prevents is the other team from not scoring.
 
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I wasn’t arguing whether it was a catch or not, just saying that the narrative that he “caught it twice” is meaningless because it is very likely that the incomplete ruling — right or wrong — was made when they were on the ground not after he got up and whether or not he was in bounds on the “re-catch.”

I thought it was a catch based on seeing the play live. I will say though that we had more than a half of football to overcome that terrible call, and we couldn’t do it. Honestly, I’m more disappointed in that than I am angry over the call.

On to the VA game. I L L
But if you have access to the replay you will notice that the official calls nothing on the original 'catch'. He doesn't signal incomplete until after the bobble towards the sideline.
 
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azillini1

Scottsdale
We outgained them in yards and time of possession and should have won the game without the turnovers and penalties. Kind of reminds me of the Zook years where errors always did us in!
 
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Remember the saying.."...the most improvement for our team is between the first game and the second game". When was the last time Illinois went 2-0? Maybe we should re-write most improvement from game 2 to game 3?
 
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Remember the saying.."...the most improvement for our team is between the first game and the second game". When was the last time Illinois went 2-0? Maybe we should re-write most improvement from game 2 to game 3?
I feel like we didn't hit our stride until game 4 last year.

Like we show up and original game plan is good.

Second week game plan is good but mental mistakes compile

Week 3 adjustments in place but not working out yet

Week 4 we are gelling