I think there is a big test today for Rich Rod. If everything had been going great and we were 7-2 as opposed to 2-7, I think there would still be grumblings amongst the donors and fanbase. The question that RR is not one of our own still exists. Does he have the same values and appreciation for our tradition? Is it just about winged helmets and the big house to him or does he appreciate our entire tradition? Today is the Monday Press Conference the week of the Minnesota game. I hope everyone remembers how Lloyd was at this press conference. He loved telling the story of the Jug. The question is how will RR do today? Does he know the story? When did he first hear about it? Does he even know who Fielding H Yost is because he hasn't said his name once. It is always Bo, winged helmets, and big house. Will he pass the Fielding H Yost test? It matters to me to show how much he has embraced our program as his own.
"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."