Pregame: Illinois vs Maryland, Friday, September 17th, 8:00pm CT, FS1

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I dont have much hope here, Tua's little brother is a better QB than what Virginia embarrased us with today. No pass rush, no sacks equals no victory.
 
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Saw Rod Smith on the Virginia sideline today and will see another former Illinois assistant on the Maryland sideline next week. Of course, we have a LOT of former assistants. That's one category we might lead the nation in. Nice to see Jimmy Phillips at the game today. Wish we'd have sold the farm to bring him in.
 
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Saw Rod Smith on the Virginia sideline today and will see another former Illinois assistant on the Maryland sideline next week. Of course, we have a LOT of former assistants. That's one category we might lead the nation in. Nice to see Jimmy Phillips at the game today. Wish we'd have sold the farm to bring him in.
We will also see a former head coach on Friday—the Zooker.
 
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It’s just really tough after watching the last 2 weeks to see much potential here unless we get all our injured players back and they are healthy. Physically we are undermanned at just about every position and unless we can gimmick our way to something, I’m thanking my lucky stars we beat Nebraska cause that might very well be our highlight for the year. I hope Maryland doesn’t embarrass us.
 
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I get our new regime wants to run their new system, but we have 40+ seniors, and you can’t teach a old dog new tricks. Its time to transition while winning at the same time. We run the outside zone run play really well. Run pa off of it with some IW pre snap motion, then find the te’s in between. Sprinkle in the ground and pound with McCray(installing the future). Defense just run zone then mix in a blitz here and there. Outside of Spoon we cannot run man. Bump Adams back to safety, and put Nicholson at the other corner
 
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If you can’t teach 3 basic defensive zone coverage’s mixed in with what you want to do with blitzing, then you have no business being a D1 coordinator Walters. Defense‘s simple... get players to run to the ball, and make sure they trust their teammate‘s to be in the right place
 
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I’m not too optimistic, but if we played like we did vs. Nebraska, we at LEAST wouldn’t be embarrassing … which is realistically the goal in year 1 of a rebuild. Yesterday was flat out embarrassing.
 
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