i think this game is huge for public perception. a win would silence some and calm many. a loss will bring the anti-RR noise to a fever-pitch I think. even though it's against the #20 team. ESPECIALLY, if we do another "go down by 20 in the first half, fight back to make it look respectable, lose" type game
"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."