Illinois Open Thread

By Jason Priestas on September 26, 2009 at 12:00p
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Ron Zook gets the most out of his teamsWhat, me worry?
Kickoff: 3:30PM ET
Previews: 11W, OHD, WWAHT
Favorite: OSU (-13½)
Television: ABC or ESPN
Radio: OSU Football Affiliates
Weather: Nice, but maybe a bit wet

I'm feeling a bit weird about this game. It's one I should be worried about, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't. You can all pile on if Juice gets it done, but I'm having a really hard time imagining the Illinois offense putting together too much on the afternoon. Especially if things get wet.

Sure, Zook and Williams are returning to the spot of their signature win, but what I anticipate seeing is a young offense take another step on the road towards goodness. Some more Hazell to go with an Illini defense that is a shell of the unit Leman powered (and down Martez Wilson to make matters worse) should be just what the doctor ordered for Pryor and company.

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