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Post by deejay » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:54 pm

My son and I went to the Illinois/Nebraska game yesterday. Must have been 20,000 Nebraska fans. Illini competed, but they are far from being a B10 quality team. Start with the qb. I can see why he was not good enough for Michigan. He amassed a total of 78 yards passing against a Nebraska defense that has given up big yardage all season. Their offense consisted of 2 runs, a pass and a punt much like Lovies offense for the Bears. Huskers had over 700 yards of total offense while we couldn’t get to 300 and that is for the entire game. Illini defense spend most of their time in the field and were gassed. After a promising start, they have lost games that could have been won. Illini fans are finicky. Better start winning these games or fans will stay away again.
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Post by MissouriValleyUnite » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:42 pm

Me too! Actually impressed how good a crowd Illinois had. Student section overflowed.

Lovie can coach but his choices for his defensive staff might be fatal. His son is arguably the weakest - or least qualified - LB coach in the country. Lovie’s defensive staff pickings are baffling when you consider this is a do or die year.

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Post by Uncle Junior » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:31 am

Give Lovie another extension b*******!!! Sure you right... How you like Lovie now? Oh Ya!
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Post by Redbird CC Fan » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:36 am

Smith is under contract through 2023. That is plenty. Despite yesterday's win, I still expect a bowl game this season or gone. While a great win, no one should forget they were 30+ pt underdogs. Until Illinois isn't such a large underdog against anyone, the comeback isn't complete and no coach should be safe.
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Re: Illini Football

Post by real fan » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 am

Redbird CC Fan wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:36 am
Smith is under contract through 2023. That is plenty. Despite yesterday's win, I still expect a bowl game this season or gone. While a great win, no one should forget they were 30+ pt underdogs. Until Illinois isn't such a large underdog against anyone, the comeback isn't complete and no coach should be safe.
They have been competitive this season and he has been recruiting very well so another change is not needed yet, expect next season to be even better with a bowl game . Beckman pretty much set this program back 5 years.

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Post by illini25 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:20 am

Real Fan, I’ve been as supportive of Lovie as anyone. Having said that, he’s been DC since Nickerson left. The defense has been atrocious. The rushing yards put up by opponents have been mind boggling. Team needs to win at least 3 of 5 remaining games to show progress.

Hiring Miles as LB coach sped up the clock for me.
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Post by PH » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:20 pm

In addition to Lovie’s $4m, the assistants are guaranteed an additional $2.5m in 2020:
https://www.si.com/college/illinois/foo ... teresting/

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Post by real fan » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:26 pm

illini25 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:20 am
Real Fan, I’ve been as supportive of Lovie as anyone. Having said that, he’s been DC since Nickerson left. The defense has been atrocious. The rushing yards put up by opponents have been mind boggling. Team needs to win at least 3 of 5 remaining games to show progress.

Hiring Miles as LB coach sped up the clock for me.
Two of his best defensive players have not played this season, give him next season to prove he can turn this into a good program.

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Re: Illini Football

Post by illini25 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Donny Navarro earns full scholarship!

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Re: Illini Football

Post by illini25 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:54 pm

Illini received a vote in new AP 25 poll.

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