October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 PM ^

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.


October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 PM ^

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.


October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 PM ^

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.


October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 PM ^

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?


October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 PM ^

"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). 



October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 PM ^

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.