missouri vs. illinois

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  1. AntiSnob

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    what happened here? I thought Illinois was going to dominate this game. They have all the makings of a Big 10 dark horse. A very good QB (Williams) and a very good WR (Benn). Also, Missouri lost a lot of players (other than SW) from an already **** poor defense. While Illinois wasn't expected to have a good defense, Missouri was without the triplets (Daniel, Maclin, Coffman)
     
  2. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    Ron Zook. Thats what happened.
     
  3. Being a Big Ten Darkhorse equals being a middle-of-the-pack Big Twelve North team.
     
  4. Cyclone62

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    I don't think so. I think Mizzou is going to be better than they've been advertised.
     
  5. TarHeelHawk

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    Bingo. Add in Isiah Williams, and that's what happens. The Illini could be looking at a 1-4 or 2-3 start in their first 5 games.
     
  6. MontyBurns

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    Illinois is a Big Ten dark horse; they'll be in the top 4 or 5 for sure. What you saw was the just the way it is -- a middle-of-the-pack Big XII team is a lot better than a middle-of-the-pack Big 10 team. Big 10 football is MAC football played in bigger stadiums.
     
  7. ISUFan22

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    This.

    Everyone has expected Mizzu will be way down this year. I expect they'll lose a bit, but I think they'll easily still be in contention for the Big 12 North title.
     
  8. Cyclonepride

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    I heard (before the game) that their new qb is a better pro prospect than Chase was.
     
  9. Cyclone62

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    Mizzou's?
     
  10. xboxfever

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    Illinois was not good lasy rear. They play in a weak conference. Also, Juice is overrated and Ron Zook is a terrible coach.
     
  11. kkise

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    I was surprised as well. Damn, maybe Missouri won't be that bad.
     
  12. CyCrazy

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    Zook sucks as a coach... recruiter different story. But juice needs to be on the bench and the red shirt soph chryst needs to be the starter. and Benn only played one series also
     
  13. gocubs2118

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    Everyone in Champaign is calling for Zook's head. I'll be surprised if he makes it past this year. They are unprepared in half of the games they play in. Its really embarrassing. The only reason why he has made it this is because he can recruit with the best of them.
     
  14. isuno1fan

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    Mizzou looked pretty good and their new QB looked damn good too. They will be in the mix for the North again.
     
  15. CyCrazy

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    This has to be the only reason hes still there.... but that could change since locksly his OC left for new mexico. Locksly had the DC area locked up for the Illini
     
  16. Melvin

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    I agree 100%.

    Big 10 is Pathetic. Mizzou would win the Big 10 instead of the North.
     
  17. MontyBurns

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    Taking Illinois to the Rose Bowl might have helped him a little bit, too.
     
  18. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    What exactly was Illinois football doing before Zook again?
     
  19. TarHeelHawk

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    A whole lot of nothing; I can't even remember who their coach was before Zook got there. For some reason I want to say Ron Turner, but that's not right.
     
  20. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I think Zook is a good fit there. He has some success and that is enough to get you through there, especially when you get BCS games.
     

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