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Those Were The Days – Texas State

You know what's a good thing? Having non-conference opponents we've never played before. I mean, Detlef could take you back to a Southern Mississippi game from years past, but aren't you glad we're playing Texas State instead of Southern Miss? Anyway, here's Detlef with another TWTD: … [Read More...]



Craig Has The Scout – Texas State

So next week, when Craig posts this as Craig, you'll all realize that it's not me, right? Many times last winter, when Brumby would write something, everyone would … [Read More...]




It's very rare to be 100% disconnected these days. Remember that awful Minnesota football game at the end of the 2011 season? I watched that game on my phone in … [Read More...]

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NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Western Kentucky at Illinois

Structural Engineering

There will be no CTT today. Because I can't find any T to C. BTN and ESPN/ABC games are archived by the Big Ten, but apparently they don't have the rights to Fox games. So there's no tape. Thank goodness. Instead, let's talk about college football, the … [Read More...]


We Love No Other 2.2 – Steve Greenberg

Maybe Greenberg and I should just have our own podcast.  I'm a hack because I'm a Beckman and Groce-loving sycophant!  He's a hack because he hates Illinois and wants to see Champaign burn!  Join The Two Hacks as they delve into the topic of the day here on... … [Read More...]


Back And Forth – Washington

This one was hard to dissect. It will be even harder to CTT. Who wants to revisit a game like that? And as I'm typing that I'm realizing I'm asking people to read a post where Steve and I email back and forth discussing a game we'd all rather forget. … [Read More...]


Media Rant!

This will be quick. And this won't count for a click. I won't make many friends this way, but when I get to see behind the curtain of how quotes are manufactured, I have this I WAS STANDING RIGHT THERE reaction. Maybe I'll make enemies when I point this out, … [Read More...]


Airport Thoughts

Given a day to think about it, I'm not quite as emotional as I was yesterday. No longer desperate, you could say. I've done some reflecting here at the airport - on the game, on the mood of the players after the game, on the trip to Seattle - and this post … [Read More...]



I am not a Lou Holtz fan. I very much dislike Notre Dame (not as much as some of you, but, they're Notre Dame). I even struggle watching him on pregame shows because the voice just hurts to listen to. But I need to see some Lou Holtz around this program. I … [Read More...]


SOC – Washington

First things first - it's the realist. This state is just fantastic. My sister went to grad school in Oregon, so I spent a lot of time there over the years, but I never really ventured north. These islands in and around Puget Sound? Pretty incredible. … [Read More...]


Those Were The Days – Washington

This week, Detlef takes us all the way back to the 1964 Rose Bowl. Illinois Rose Bowls - every 20 years or so. 1963... 1983... 2007... 2029? I can't wait for 2029. I'll be... 56 years old. As I head out for yet another hike with my wife with that depressing … [Read More...]


Craig Has The Scout – Washington

I have to say - ignorance is bliss. I had a cell signal for all of maybe 45 minutes yesterday. So while all of you were watching your screens waiting for Brunson/Tracy news, I physically couldn't. Most relaxing day ever? Had to be. So nice to be ignorant. … [Read More...]


Check The Tape – WKU

The lengths I will go through to Check Tape. I'm in my Washington hotel room right now. Tried to Check The Tape last night but the hotel wifi was so bad I couldn't even get game replay to start. But tonight, this ethernet cable I purchased is doing the trick. … [Read More...]

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