While the deep middle of the field continues to be the valley of the shadow of death for us, mainly due to poor safety play (please God, what year can we finally stop saying that?) and miscommunication, I think for the second week in a row we saw good signs of improvement. I thought Ezeh and especially Mouton, showed improvement, we had more consistent pressure, the line played well, tackling was better, we made several big stops, and Woolfolk was a step up at CB. No SUGARCOAT. Negatives: its hard to see where the safety play can improve, especially if Woolfolk stays at CB, and TE's continue to kill us along with big plays. Good defense is partly about minimizing your weaknesses so its on GERG to do that. But we've seen progress for the second week in a row, which despite last night's bitterness, should be encouraging.
"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."