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Power Five

You're waking up to three new posts.  This post - which looks at this recruiting class, where it stands in the conference, and where it's headed - and then two new LLUOI posts for wide receiver Carmoni Green and defensive end Lere Oladipo. Damn right it was a good day. … [Read More...]


Looks Like University Of Illinois – Lere Oladipo

Not even gonna lie. His score on the composite rankings says he's the fourth-best player in this class so far, but I think he's the best (and most important) player … [Read More...]


Up Comes Frazier

I’ve never met Trent Frazier, and I’ve never seen him play beyond the YouTube highlights on my laptop. But I’ve already grown to admire the 6-foot-2, 170 pound … [Read More...]

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Looks Like University Of Illinois – Carmoni Green

I used to complain Ron Zook's recruiting and how he really didn't recruit to any positions - just athletes he would move around.  I wanted his recruiting to be more intentional.  Well, Lovie Smith is more or less doing the same thing: athletes, athletes, … [Read More...]

Football Recruiting How-To

It's no secret that the vast majority of Illini fans only follow basketball recruiting. But with Lovie in town, and a little momentum in August, and hopefully a really good day tomorrow, maybe it's time to dust off my 6.54 post and perform a public service: … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXXI: Mailbag 5

More mailbaggery where your Twitter questions turn into a way for me to write more words about Illini football. … [Read More...]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Trent Frazier

Someone I know on the internet suggested the perfect nickname for Frazier. In the spirit of "Luther Powell Jr.", motion to refer to this kid as "Chester Meacham". See, the 2009 backcourt was TRENT Meacham and Chester FRAZIER, Trent Frazier, Chester Meacham, … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXX: CHTS – Tampa Two?

Editor's note: This post was a request. In the press conference last Sunday, Lovie stressed that he doesn't run the "Tampa Two" - he runs a "gap control, single high, eight man front, man coverage" defense (I'm gonna try to get #GCSHEMFMCD to catch on). I … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXIX: Camp Superlatives

Camp Lovie (my term, the lameness should have tipped you off) has come to a close, which means it's time for Camp Superlatives. I think this is my seventh time doing Superlatives, and every single time I think I've slipped-in the fact that I was voted Most … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXVIII: Extra Interviews

Here's three interviews I never found the time to publish: offensive lineman Zach Heath, defensive end Carroll Phillips, and, of course - and it might be the final one because he's a senior - MANBERG. … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXVII: Mailbag 4

Here's the third mailbag post that I started last night but couldn't finish because sleep is apparently important. I wanted to get to the next 90i post, but mailbagging is so much fun. … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXVI: Mailbag 3

See, my eyes are already getting heavy. I say "I'm going to try to crank out three mailbag posts tonight" and at the beginning of #2 my eyes are already telling me to go to bed. Let's see if I can get through this without them closing on me. … [Read More...]

Camp Lovie XXV: Mailbag 2

I'm gonna try to knock out three of these tonight. Every time I say that I fail at my own expectations but THIS TIME it's going to be different. Let's do this. … [Read More...]

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