Pregame: Illinois vs Purdue, Saturday, November 12th, 11:00am CT, ESPN2

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Dan

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Illinois vs Purdue
Saturday, November 12th
11:00am CT
ESPN2

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Difference is I was do looking forward to today with enthusiasm, now looking forward to next week with the knowledge they could lay another one just like this.
 
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Difference is I was do looking forward to today with enthusiasm, now looking forward to next week with the knowledge they could lay another one just like this.
I totally expected this performance against Iowa, then Nebraska, but got blindsided today.

Now we have a better sense of what the weaknesses of this team are.

A weather scenario where TDV is capable of throwing the ball more than 5 yards will be a big help.
 
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BEAT PURDUE.
Can someone just tell me personallywhat I want to hear: that Coach will get everyone’s act together over the course of the next seven days.

I fully understand that it wasn’t a season ruiner, just like Indiana wasn’t, but I am in such a foul mood I can’t let it sit like this until Saturday. Someone give me some confidence we will figure out whatever the heck it was that happened today.
 
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Can someone just tell me personallywhat I want to hear: that Coach will get everyone’s act together over the course of the next seven days.

I fully understand that it wasn’t a season ruiner, just like Indiana wasn’t, but I am in such a foul mood I can’t let it sit like this until Saturday. Someone give me some confidence we will figure out whatever the heck it was that happened today.
I think they were looking ahead a bit and took the game for granted. Maybe a lot of pressure on them to be an elite team or a very good team like a Michigan, etc. The media has been hyping them up as a possible CFP team and that’s just way too soon. They aren’t ready yet for that. They are a good team but not at that level yet. You have to remember, it’s only Bielema’s 2nd year. Things take time to build up. Just come back next week and win!
 
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lstewart53x3

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I totally expected this performance against Iowa, then Nebraska, but got blindsided today.

Now we have a better sense of what the weaknesses of this team are.

A weather scenario where TDV is capable of throwing the ball more than 5 yards will be a big help.
Same. You called it. Thought DeVito would be more impacted by the wind than Thorne. I thought otherwise. But you were dead on.

The wind doesn’t excuse the defense for laying an egg though.
 
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God, it feels weird to be yanked this abruptly down to Earth.

Yesterday, I texted my buddy in Pasadena (who gets discounted tickets as a resident) this: “It’s a long shot, but if Illinois makes it to the Rose Bowl, [Mrs. Fighter] can’t go … if you let me crash with you for free, I’ll absolutely buy you a ticket and make you go with me!”

Today, I’m just nervous that my wife’s first impression of Memorial Stadium next week will suck with about 43k in attendance and that we might actually lose. I’m really hoping against hope that the stadium is pretty full just for her sake. 😞

Eh, such is life in college football when you aren’t OSU, I guess? Only thing to do is move forward.
 
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Offensive play calling especially in the red zone?
Yes I realize BB wants to support his staff, however it is SO apparent this is a problem area the head coach needs to act. Not saying relieve him, but a firm understand ING of what must change is needed.
 
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God, it feels weird to be yanked this abruptly down to Earth.

Yesterday, I texted my buddy in Pasadena (who gets discounted tickets as a resident) this: “It’s a long shot, but if Illinois makes it to the Rose Bowl, [Mrs. Fighter] can’t go … if you let me crash with you for free, I’ll absolutely buy you a ticket and make you go with me!”

Today, I’m just nervous that my wife’s first impression of Memorial Stadium next week will suck with about 43k in attendance and that we might actually lose. I’m really hoping against hope that the stadium is pretty full just for her sake. 😞

Eh, such is life in college football when you aren’t OSU, I guess? Only thing to do is move forward.
Stop...just stop. The sky is not falling.
 
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