"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."
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|6 years 41 weeks ago||It's currently at 2036.||
It's currently at 2036.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Rodriguez ran a pass-happy||
Rodriguez ran a pass-happy spread at Tulane with Shaun King, so I assume the same would have happened. But yeah, 5-7 or maybe 6-6 if we were really lucky. Injuries would have still sucked, etc.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||I'm setting my bar at about 5||
I'm setting my bar at about 5 wins. I realize this is a process and we're not there yet, maybe not even halfway. But if Tate's accuracy is even solid, we're not going to see him sailing the ball over players heads when they're wide open. He's going to be better passer and runner.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Rodriguez likes to have 4-6||
Rodriguez likes to have 4-6 good QB's to work with, and I assume he won't go Terrelle Pryor and focus on one guy. Christian Green, Devin Gardner, Bolden? I'm sure the QB board is chalked full right now.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||They would have had 6, with||
They would have had 6, with one incoming freshmen.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Where is this wildcat coming||
Where is this wildcat coming from? It is used primarily by pro-style offenses as a wrinkle. Aside from Tulsa most spread teams don't really use it.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||He'll be up here for the 7v7||
He'll be up here for the 7v7 camp this summer, I know that much.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Nah, he pitches balls in||
Nah, he pitches balls in practice and makes the first D look good.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||I laughed a lot.||
I laughed a lot.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||I can't complain if he does||
I can't complain if he does actually transfer. More depth/security is nice. Who knows his reasoning (if this is all true).
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Well he's played in a||
Well he's played in a multitude of offenses.. lol.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Junior Hemingway is known as||
Junior Hemingway is known as "June the Goon"... Toney Clemons goes by Clem Vaughn for some reason? Eck.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Have fun without a||
Have fun without a quarterback or any semblance of a passing game!
|6 years 42 weeks ago||http://www.facebook.com/home.|
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Ryan Jelley (the author of||
Ryan Jelley (the author of that) is a pretty good guy he is closer to the program than most of the kids that write there. But most of what he writes is with rivals/scout help. So take it for what it is.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||DONT SPEAK HIS NAME!||
DONT SPEAK HIS NAME!
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Agreed. I think Rodriguez and||
Agreed. I think Rodriguez and the staff want it to be like this, and ultimately it's not only going to make them a better team, but better men on and off the field. It's a really good sign, there is a lot of positivity coming out of the program since every journalist tries to rip on it.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Indeed, they have a solid mix||
Indeed, they have a solid mix of 2/3 star talent with one 4 star from Florida (6**, 6***, 1****).
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Good point. Though most||
Good point. Though most coaches aren't as arrogant as Kiffin, and I'm wondering if most of it, (if not all) is just flare for the fans/players and alumni etc.
Believe me I wouldn't want to be Kiffin when Florida comes to town...
|6 years 42 weeks ago||He was a solid receiver as||
He was a solid receiver as well as DB, so maybe he can do some special teams/returning too (when healthy)?
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Yeah there was something||
Yeah there was something about in passing drills receivers were getting hit in the head because they weren't ready for his delivery speed. I hope it's true.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Yep. Rodriguez has stated||
Yep. Rodriguez has stated many times he wants to grow the team with walk-on's, around 95-100+ players.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Kevin Grady is on rivals as||
Kevin Grady is on rivals as one of the biggest recruiting busts, sadly. The kid was unstoppable in high school (played against him) and still has talent.. he's just in the doghouse. Permanently. Saw him the other day too.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Most of the "Why not UM?"||
Most of the "Why not UM?" questions were answered by "Because they didn't offer, or no interest." So technically, we can't lose a recruiting battle we aren't fighting, eh Tom?
|6 years 42 weeks ago||While you've brought up this||
While you've brought up this point many times recently, I don't think it will stop the hysteria that spreads with the commitment of a player like Tate Forcier or Ricardo.
Tate hasn't really responded to anything via facebook (which is smarter, I feel), while Ricardo has been open (which is admirable, but he's a kid, as you said, not a king or whatever). Ultimately, people need to chill out about this stuff. I love Ricardo's personality, but we need to leave him alone. Yeah, it's ok to maybe write on his wall, but enough doubts and "Are you staying blue OMG?!?"
Good stuff Chitown.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||My claim to fame (some day),||
My claim to fame (some day), I was his 3rd or 4th friend when he made his facebook. Lol!
|6 years 42 weeks ago||While I think we've taken our||
While I think we've taken our love/obsession for Ricardo too far, I love the work the kid is doing. He's a really great guy, if you friend him on facebook he'll talk to you, he's the kind of kid we want around Ann Arbor. So I hope he's preachin hard, lol.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Or they may grayshirt, where||
Or they may grayshirt, where they will go to school (on their own funding) for a semester or year before they gain a scholarship. It's tough to say, I'd be pissed if I was one of those kids.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||I love how when Baker was||
I love how when Baker was asked "Why not UM?"
I hope somebody knocks his ass on the field every play.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||I find myself slightly||
I find myself slightly saddened that a coach has to bash another school in order to grab another player. I have no problem with coaches being overly-confident in their schools and program, but that's not something I'd like.
When I was getting recruited my junior/senior year (albeit it was for divison II lacrosse, but the process is similar), coaches weren't bashing others, even when two rivals both recruited me. That's pretty classless. Then again, a lot of coaches aren't about class, it's about the W's for the contract extension.