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Illinois Fighting Illini (dumpster fire)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by osugrad21, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Not anytime soon, but if given the chance, I bet the Zooker will bring back ILL at least a little...
  2. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Intersting. Should be fun watching OSU pound on him next year :)
  3. He is a good recruiter, but doesnt have the track record of getting his teams up for big games. Just maybe he can return Illinois back to a middle of the road team in the big ten. Just hope he never wins against tOSU.
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    rick is that the michigan game in your sig?
  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Zook is actually a decent coach, and probably just what Illinois needs. He may not be the megahire, but it's good for a team that has been terrible recently, and it is better than anyone that Indiana, Notre Dame, and a handful of other "better" schools will get. One thing I have noticed about the Illini is that they just don't seem to want to play for Turner, and Zook won't have that problem.
  6. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    27, yea it's the famous punt return!

    edit: oh, and whoever dinged me about my Zook post should probably lighten up, as if the smiley face didn't give away any hint of sarcasm, you idiot.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2004
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Anyone else think its interesting he doesn't have to change any of his decorations around his house, just the logos? Maybe if he had gators or something, but he's still bright orange and blue. :)
  8. buckeyefan773

    buckeyefan773 buckeye773

    hey guys. this is my first post. i live in chicago, but i'm an OSU fan, and something worries me: Illinois. they are recruiting hard nationally, but they have i think about 5 ohio guys this year and are in position with a couple of '07 guys. they've offered torrence, and i guess they're looking to offer andrew dailey and especially morgan williams since they got a commitment from joe morgan. they might be after more than them. how much of this interest is real? and who else are they after that aren't listed on the rivals and scout databases? i would hate to see them steal some of our top players. they aren't that good now, but they're definitely coming up.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2005
  9. being from Chicago too, Illinois has some really good talent espicially around the city that Illinois will get. Most Ohio kids want to go to Ohio State, so i wouldnt worry too much, espicially from a program that did not do anything this year. I think Zook is a great recruiter but everyone will be able to see he is not a very good coach. I epsically wouldnt worry about torrence. he has nothign but OSU written all over him unless he goes to play baseball.
  10. buckeyefan773

    buckeyefan773 buckeye773

    i think zook doesn't get enough credit. the SEC was very hard.
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Torrence is the biggest OSU lock ever...I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't verbal right after Signing Day.
    OilerBuck likes this.
  12. knightlife

    knightlife Newbie

    Former OSU player Dino Dawson (later transferred to Kent) is recruiting Ohio for the Illini.Dawson in an interview with Bill Conley a while back said that Zook wanted to get into Ohio and make some in roads.They are making a dent and with JT targeting a smaller pool of players there are many quality players out there in the state who will not get the OSU offer they were looking for.
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I believe all of the players that Illinois got verbals from were from kids who weren't on the OSU radar.

    Torrence will be a Buckeye period. Williams and Dailey, its anyone's guess at this point.
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Zook can recruit all he wants...there is a pecking order that has already been long estbalished with tOSU at the top and scUM in second. Besides, Zook recruited well at Florida...and couldn't translate it to "on field" performance.

    No worries at all.
    Deety likes this.
  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think you meant either:

    "I wouldn't be surprised if he did verbal right after Signing Day"


    "I would be surprised if he didn't verbal right after Signing Day"

    Dope. :biggrin:

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