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SOC – Michigan

This one should be fun. This post, not the game. Had this minor procedure done at the hospital this week (thanks again for all the well-wishes), and I'm still in some pain. So I'm still using these painkillers to keep me comfortable. I've never written a post while taking painkillers, so... this one should be fun. … [Read More...]


Those Were The Days – Michigan

If we're playing at Michigan, you know Detlef is going to take us back to one of two games: Johnson to Klein in 1993 or Rocky Harvey flies through the air in 1999. … [Read More...]


Media Day State of Mind

Media days are generally harmless, and can usually be as fun or mundane as you want them to be if you’re asking the questions or giving the answers. Unless, of … [Read More...]

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Craig Has The Scout – Michigan 2016

Ghosts of the Football Game Past The Rutgers game was exactly what you would expect going forward when it comes to Lovie Smith, Illinois Football Coach.  The defense was the primary area of concern against a struggling team, and they forced 5 turnovers and … [Read More...]

Checking In On Our Guys

Sorry the site has been empty this week. Long story short, I've been in the hospital the past few days (minor procedure, everything turned out fine). I'm supposed to go home tomorrow. So while I won't be able to Check The Tape, I can use this weak hospital … [Read More...]

Back & Forth – Rutgers

When you plan an opponent like Rutgers, how much can you evaluate? On one hand, Iowa only won 14-7 at Rutgers, so maybe they're not as awful as their three losses to top-5 teams indicate. On the other hand, we were outgained by this awful team. Yep, there's … [Read More...]

Turnovers Are Football

When I fill out the subject line of each post, the little thingy here creates a permalink for the post. And if I've already used that post title, it will put a number at the end. I think the Purdue SOC was "SOC-Purdue-6". This one? Turnovers-Are-Football-3. … [Read More...]

SOC – Rutgers

This is one of the harder games to predict in the last few years. I still don't have a handle on how bad we are, and we know Rutgers is bad, so the question is how far the badnesses out-weigh each other. Put simply, are we bad, or are we Rutgers bad? … [Read More...]

Those Were The Days – Rutgers

When you forget to post Detlef's weekly Those Were The Days post but you remember a little after nine so you toss it up there at 9:10 on a Friday night when four people might see it and that sucks because it takes us back to Zook's first game and the big … [Read More...]

Wise Words From August

Before I get to posting Craig's Check The Tape, I noticed an extra draft in my email folders today.  See, Craig had sent me a draft of a post in early August - speaking directly to me and addressing my August Syndrome - and my response … [Read More...]

Check The Tape – Purdue

I apologize for the delay. Been working until 9:00 the last few nights (real job). The next few weeks are going to be... interesting. I'll try to write some posts here and there but that might be impossible. But that's OK, right? There's like 7 people left on … [Read More...]

Craig Has The Scout – Rutgers 2016

Ghosts of the Football Game Past Illinois was outcoached by the worst coaching staff in the B1G.  Congrats to Hazell and crew, they deserved that win.  They had a gameplan and executed it.  While missing their best tailback.  Of course, … [Read More...]

Back & Forth – Purdue

Depression update: still there.  Nearly 48 hours later I'm still having these "going about my day when 'we just lost at home to Purdue' slaps me in the face out of nowhere" moments.  And Steve is in the same place.  Which means this Back & Forth is … [Read More...]

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