"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."
"There's a certain level of confidence and composure he brings to the court," said sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins, who played the bulk of his minutes as a freshman while LeVert sat on the end of the bench in a sweat suit. "When you know you have a player like that on your team of that caliber, it's just like, we're in his hands and he can do a lot of things for this team. It's a comfort. It's nice."
"I just really wanted to see him in a game and I loved what I saw," Beilein said. "He was active. He's got a motor. He's got some things he's got to work on. He doesn't have the strength to (play) the way he'd like to in the Big Ten yet, but that's what we're going to work on in-between (games) without inhibiting his ability to play the next game."
Six months later, and I'm just now seeing this reply to my comment. Yes, we'd go to Rick's, but we'd probably have a sharkbowl race, you'd vomit, and proceed to build a chair fort over the vomit, explaining that it was okay. . . and it would be okay; the chair fort was seen as an acceptable Type I barricade. Yes, it would be a Type I barricade. I know this from my profession. Which means it's knowledge acquired since said chair fort building. And replaced some older, cooler knowledge in my limited brain. Fuck my life.
Wouldn't it be an interesting twist if Devin Gardner or Forcier stepped up enough that it would free Robinson to go and play DB? Possibly play him two ways? At least then we can have someone catch an overweight under-talented Freshman RB from Indiana.
I plug my disappointment with those sweet little pills that when placed in water turn into a sponge slightly resembling a dinosaur and, of course, youtube clips of the Andy Milonakis Show theme song. Pancakes on my face and shit.
or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
I think you may be on to something here. Not saying the RR is to blame for this (injury) in any conceivable way, but I do believe this will be a big enough hit to the weakest part of our team, that it could sway a couple of games, and ultimately decide the fate of our coach. I am now looking back fondly at late winter when we were discussing the possibility of Woolfolk returning to safety with Turner and Dorsey playing CB. I was worried about having two young, very talented guys playing CB with a good safety, and now I long for that "problem".
worries me more than anything. The DBs were the weak link and they are now a lot weaker. If this leads to another 5 or (please no) less win season I don't know if RR survives. Don't get me wrong - I am not talking about what "should" or what I want to happen, just was is likley. If we have another '08, I just don't see Brandon keeping him around. RR is not Brandon's hire and Brandon has been in place long enough now to take control. This makes total implosion (a la '08) so much more likely. I am terrified that about what happens if RR is fired at the end of the year. All of the returning talent on the team was recruited by him to play in his system. I don't want to be here in February talking about how all three QBs have transfered b/c they don't want to play in Coach X's system. Even if we get Harbough to come here in '11, he would have to rebuild and then it would be another three years before that is done. That is six years of sucking. At that point, we're a team that used to be good a long time ago. (The way people talk about Pitt in the 70s.)
So, like Cullen and TJ, step-the-hell-up and prevent the above.
BTW - Brian, I want good news. At this point, just make some shit up!
I say we go with Turner transferring as the first to complete the set, because things HAVE gotten progressive worse, and really, I don't want to imagine anything happening worse than what happened to you last night.