Itís all bad, but maybe they only need to hit on a couple recruits anyway?
The play style on defense is so volatile (turnover dependent and really nothing else lol) that if you recruit a few guys who can cause havoc then maybe you can win 6 or 7 games? Find a DE who can cause a few sack strips, get a LB like Hansen who punches, a DB like Stanley Green who tries to put his helmet on the ball. And then rely on college players making mistakes naturally on the other side of the ball as well.
On offense, recruiting seems alright but it comes down to the QBs who they have in the room. Which I must say, as a guy who didnít start rooting for the boys until 2013, seeing BP18, Isaiah, and Deuce in a room is so much better than Chayce, JG Jr, and Cam Thomas. If Isaiah or Deuce is the guy in a few years and you have a run threat and can somewhat replace the OL production then you should be fine offensively.
I donít ask for much, just give me a few bowl winning seasons in the next 5 years and then really recruit from there. Although maybe theyíll never have a top 30 class and even if they go 9-4 with Lovie at the helm in 2023 (I know reaching but letís live in that world) theyíll still chill with a 4-star or two and then replace with transfers.
Theyíll need some programs to step back somehow (Northwestern or Purdue or Nebraska) which doesnít seem likely based on recent recruiting, but not outta the question. If Brohm has another subpar year and Frost continues to underachieve maybe some folks get their feathers rustled in those athletic departments.
A lot of ďifsĒ but it seems a Lovie Smith team is predicated on ďifsĒ lmao so why not keep rolling with it.
There's no other conclusion you can make after 4+ years on the job. there's no market inefficiency they've found in lowly rated players. Most of the guys they've recruited have more or less played to their ranking.
Texas first to offer
A few hours away from UI campus
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Rod Smith with an early morning Flair tweet* - Phytynlini June 19, 2020, 7:54:49
- Elite 11 QB Ranking (Macon) - UofIL6 July 1, 2020, 21:26:13
- Fleck cleared out his lowest rated recruit. Now, all 15 commits are top 1000* - UofIL6 July 1, 2020, 11:48:15
- Mack Brown still has it - UofIL6 June 30, 2020, 16:57:19
- ESL Tweet (Miznoz) - UofIL6 June 26, 2020, 16:22:43
- In-state GBN OL Jackson Carsello to NW/Fitzy* - UofIL6 June 24, 2020, 12:11:38
- Vic Koenning accusations. - gullit June 23, 2020, 22:21:29
- STL Trinity S Ty Hibbler to Miznoz. They now have 13 top-1000 commitments - UofIL6 June 23, 2020, 20:53:59
- U Texas offers '23 STL recruit - UofIL6 June 22, 2020, 20:28:36
- Another failure by the Illinois recruiting staff. Demetrius Cannon to Louisville. - uofi1998 June 22, 2020, 15:07:13
- Miznoz gets a 4* LB commit from NC - UofIL6 June 21, 2020, 16:59:42
- We just got a CB for a Chevy.... - illinidarrin June 21, 2020, 14:22:32
- Question I woke up thinking about this morning regarding the 2021 season: - AyBayBalas June 21, 2020, 10:57:37
- we moved to 12/14 in conference recruit rankings - illiniranger June 21, 2020, 5:38:49
- Ha, just Saw a fb ad from a local car dealer... - illini21 June 20, 2020, 10:06:47
- Three thoughts - illiniranger June 19, 2020, 22:29:17
- Joriell Washington* - KCWildcat June 19, 2020, 16:28:21
- *waiting patiently for UofIL6 to tell us why we shouldn't be OK with this....* - Illiniphil June 19, 2020, 21:06:08
- I like him alot* - JacobRDaugherty June 19, 2020, 20:47:51
- I wonder if he tested really well after his sophomore season at camps and such because his junior - AyBayBalas June 19, 2020, 17:07:42
- Very skeptical he has a committable Oregon offer... but... - uofi1998 June 19, 2020, 16:35:19
- Hudson is building this class* - CanHartlebHireSnider June 19, 2020, 16:34:46
- Nice. Good pick up at S. Great size and speed.* - ihpsdm June 19, 2020, 16:34:12
- link to his 247 page - assassin June 19, 2020, 16:30:32
- Aaron Gonzalez says more are coming in Will Smith GIF form - DanSaint June 19, 2020, 15:16:26
- I always think about the Denver Broncos WR, one of my first FF hits - memyselfandillini June 19, 2020, 14:32:57
- ESL QB Tyler Macon invited to Elite 11 finals. We didn't want him or want to deal with his school* - UofIL6 June 19, 2020, 13:51:26
- Sounds like another one* - Phytynlini June 19, 2020, 13:24:18
- It was indeed Lockley. - uofi1998 June 19, 2020, 11:52:48
- Weíll get some recruiting mojo just in time for the season to be cancelled.* - nash June 19, 2020, 8:05:37
- probably this kid - snipes824 June 19, 2020, 8:00:03
- Yes it was * - jdl June 19, 2020, 11:42:03
- We are seeing the recruiting upside from the bowl game* - gvibes June 19, 2020, 9:44:44
- I'm sure, like the remainder of the class, he is highly underrated* - UofIL6 June 19, 2020, 8:09:01
- Our staff must be amazing teachers. - uofi1998 June 19, 2020, 8:06:39
- ooo - jdl June 19, 2020, 7:59:42
- And several other coaches with gifts as well. With #tooill as the hashtag* - DanSaint June 19, 2020, 7:58:24
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