Post by chicojuarz on Nov 25, 2012 11:24:18 GMT -5
Illinois is 2-9, 0-7 in conference play and on the verge of its worst season since 2006.
During Saturday's game against Northwestern, Illinois and coach Tim Beckman were involved in a couple plays that pretty much summed up why the Illini are in such a poor position this year.
Late in the first quarter, Beckman was running along the sideline urging his team to play defense after a Northwestern player had intercepted the ball and was streaking down the field. The only problem was that Beckman was right in the path of the official, who gave Beckman a forearm shiver to the ground and then flagged him for being in the way.
The penalty put Northwestern in the red zone and the Wildcats scored on the next play.
It was the most Illinois series of events ever.
This is why I barely pay attention to UofI football.
Yeah the team that lost 47-14....47! to! 14! to.....2-10 Kentucky!!!!!!!!!!! GTFO MAC! "Of course" they may find some legitimacy next weekend by beating Northern Illinois.... another ranked MAC team, whose only loss also came out of conference.....to 4-8 IOWA!!!!! GTFO MAC!
These teams don't deserve to be ranked unless they are undefeated and even then it would be a very nice thing to do for them. I mean, c'mon, they each have one win against a school from an actual conference. NIU's is against 1-10 Kansas by a whopping 7 points and Kent St's is against the bums at Rutgers. We all know how good they are, See: Beatdown In Pittsburgh.
Post by Dave Maynar on Nov 26, 2012 14:00:08 GMT -5
Reading some speculation boards on UT's coaching search is terrible and wonderful at the same time. I worry about Hart either making a bad choice or getting forced into one due to lack of interest and/or finances. At the same time, it is amazing to see people run with totally unsubstantiated rumors (think right before lineup drop but much much worse). There is an equal number of people who think Gruden has been already hired and who think he has totally cut off talks. Also, every coach possible will either be the savior of the program or the end of it depending on who you ask.
^^^ Is he ON MNF tonight? Rumors had it he had reservations down at Ruth Chris in Knoxville tonight......
Haha. I love all those rumors. My favorite was the one where he was meeting with Hart on a Sunday afternoon when Hart was at a Lady Vols soccer game for the entire time they supposedly met.
I have to say, it's reached full blown meme status on the scale of Stephen A Burroughs. This one is better though, because....they sound realistic enough that they could be real and sometimes you even trick your mind into thinking "what if...."