"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Gotta give the boy credit... he was all over his guys today. He was consistently there, right with the ball arriving. Thought he showed he deserved to be out there.
Also, thought Gordon (#4) delivered on the big-hitter potential. Can't wait to see some of what he'll grow into.
Who steps up at corner with Turner out? I can't imagine that any of our incomming freshmen corners are going to red shirt now. Does Cullen Christian become the nickel back? Who's the dime back? Do you think anyone else will get moved to defensive secondary? I'm only a fan but my guess is Cullen Christian is our 3rd CB and James Rodgers is the dime back.
Warren was hurt before the punt return collision with JR. I don't think RR has said anything wrt to Donovan's injury...right?
With Cissoko gone, I'm wondering what it's looking like for CB vs Illinois. I don't think Donovan had it in him to defend that TD pass he was dinged for in the UFR. He wasn't cutting very well and was clearly limping most of the 2nd half.
Did Rogers play CB in high school? I'm thinking he beats out Floyd who is not 100%. Illinois has got to be looking at the secondary and salivating.
I'm pretty sure Warren will start but I wonder whether he's going to be 100% as well (he's played through injury before despite being less effective).
It is going to get interesting how GERG schemes through these next four games if we take anymore losses in the defensive backfield. (Turner's red shirt is not going to be burned.)
If everyone is healthy we may still see the situational nickel with Floyd or Rogers IMO.
Woolfolk has been gunning in KO coverage. I wonder given the CB/safety depth concern if he shouldn't be pulled off special teams duty?