"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."
Referring to the Illinois fanbase as "Illini nation".
Really? Really? You do realize that no one outside your borders (and most people inside them) couldn't possibly care less about Illinois football, right? And Illini nation DOES refer to something, an actual American Indian tribe. Sorry, Illinois, try again.
Maybe they were talking about the tribe...
I thought Illinois fans thought of Michigan as their biggest rival?
He hasn’t been there a year and they want Beckman fired?
If you meant to be ironic or sarcastic, but recent history here at Michigan should temper our criticism or reaction to opposing fans and their comments about their school's coach.
Normally I would consider that completely irrational as well, but they actually have a legit case for it with Beckman. Man has been an unmitigated disaster.
Any good Sparty Schadenfreude out there?
Actually, there's been quite a few sparty posts lately... all to be removed by mods. Sigh.
Should've kept Zook. It's like they say...
In the country of the blind
Illini, man, is king!
Scheelhaase's Father (mother, aunt, uncle and cousins) were at the table next to my mother and I at breakfast this morning. I didn't realize it at first but he was a really nice genuine guy and I wished him luck when we left.
I don't kick other teams when they are down, with just three exceptions. ND, MSU ( if Michigan has beat them and finally any team that is coached by Danny Hope.
Illinois has been an interesting and exciting team to watch the last few years. I just would like them to be a bit more competitive.
Trust me on this one: Illinois fans have no problem kicking Michigan when they're down. Kicking Illinois while they're down, while sorta pointless, is nothing to feel guilty about.
Don't know why they're upset. New coach, lost elite talent, played Michigan. What did they expect to happen in a downpour with Scheelhaase injured.
Wow, that was actually kinda sad to read. At least when RR was here it was only for a little bit but Illinois has sucked, basically forever. My family is full of Illini grads and it's pretty much a running joke of how bad they are and how nobody even cares anymore.
More recently than UM, right?
And won as many Big Ten titles as we have since 2001.
Not exactly forever, just inconsistent.
We've won two, they've won one. The last time they went to the Rose Bowl they weren't Big Ten champs.
Most of them are idiots. Beckman is a good coach. What is he supposed to do with the something like 60th ranked recruiting classes the last three years Zook was there? Who else do they think they're gonna get?
"I would bet that even with no coaching experience whatsoever, I could get equal or greater results than Beckman so far."
and mork getting irriated back.
Yeah, there is some pretty delicious stuff over there.
after MSU loses. This is my favorite so far...
(Initial comment) "I am sure he would have split the uprights."
(Reply) "Stfu. I didn't say whether or not he would make it. I was responding to the clown who said it would have been at least 53 yards. If that clown was you, then Stfu x2."
"Beckman can't be fired. It was hard enough to get anyone to coach here as it was. To let him go after one year would be a joke. No coach would ever want to come here."
I hate to say that this is perhaps the most sensible comment in the thread that the OP posted. They are going to have to give him time unless they really do in fact want to give up. Indeed, someone in this thread referenced the Lou Tepper years as something of a travesty when indeed, of the three head coaches before Beckman, Tepper was the most successful by overall winning percentage (0.431), with Ron Zook a somewhat close second (0.411).
THIS is schadenfreude-
At least they can afford a CiL...
I suppose they could go back to the formula that worked so well under Mike White.
But with the recent problems the school's had, a full-scale pay-for-play scandal probably isn't what they need right now.
since we're Illinois' biggest rival.
250-300 fans to Ann Arbor. That has to be the worst I can remember from a Big Ten team in years and years.
If I didn't know that is where the opposing fans sit, I might have just thought it was Michigan fans wearing ponchos.
By the way, where were all the students? There must've been a great party or something...