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The immediate fall off the cliff after both of our BCS appearances... just the worst.
I’m not sure I’ve ever looked forward to a game in any sport as much as I did the ‘08 season opener vs. Miznoz. Prime time national game on the opening weekend, two top 20 teams, coming off a Rose Bowl with a bunch of star power on the team, more great recruits coming in... I spent the whole offseason counting down to that game.
Even with the knowledge of Zook’s coaching limitations it seemed like we had arrived as a national program and weren’t going away anytime soon.
Back then, Illinois was really bad for 3 out of about 18 years...
The current generation has no idea.
When something is happening, young people like to say it’s “lit.”
Those were the days... - uofi1998 May 22, 2020, 11:28:20
- Re: Those were the days... - biclops May 22, 2020, 13:18:31
- Heh, the Tate headline. Though I guess it was true in the very near short-term* - OB25 May 22, 2020, 11:29:55
- It makes me so sad. - uofi1998 May 22, 2020, 11:31:13
- The immediate fall off the cliff after both of our BCS appearances... just the worst. - OB25 May 22, 2020, 11:41:55
- Yep. :-( - osklister May 22, 2020, 11:38:16
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