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Comment 28 Aug 2015

To be clear up front...  Beckman deserved to be fired but...

Illinois did improve each season under Beckman.  Better than quite a few coaches out there.  I don't think he was ever going to have them be contenders but at last he had the program moving in the right direction in terms of wins and losses.  Even so, he still deserved to be fired. (Yes, I said it twice.)

Comment 14 Aug 2015

To be fair, Dinich and co were bascially calling the Big Ten a two team league for next season with OSU and MSU.  This was after the piece on Harbaugh.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

I have had their BBQ.  It was really really good.  I was lucky.  A friend of mine went and had extra. I didnt have to wait in that long long long long long line

Comment 26 Jul 2015

Nebraska would not get into a league with Texas again without a TTUN, PSU, and OSU (Or the heavyweights in the Pac, SEC, or ACC) to balance the power a bit.  Also the Big 12 cant get a good TV deal for its 3rd tier games due to the Longhorn network.  Their one way out was to sell them to ESPN but that network is trying to cut back its expenses and its hard to have leverage in a negotiation if you only have one option.

Comment 16 Jul 2015

Yes for me.  I watch quite a bit of college football and basketball regardless of which teams are playing (with a few exceptions).  I genuinely like the two sports.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

FauxPelini is still a fun twitter follow.  He makes a lot of jokes but they rarely if ever seen mean spirited.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

The best time to start these programs is early in an athlete’s career before “bad habits” develop, like poor biomechanics during high-risk movements (ex- improper landing technique from jumps). However, starting neuromuscular training at any point can lend measurable risk reduction.

How early?  Is there a point when it is too early?

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Yeah, I am in the same boat.  I am not comfortable about how somethings played out with our own team.  The thing is, I suspect this thread is more about the MGoResponse to the Jamel Dean situation.  A lot of people over there have been using that as evidence that Urban is sleazy. 

For the record, I do read Mgo.  I initially went there during the RR era just to see what they had to say but I do find their articles to be informative and thy do have a sense of humor (The kitten post after the 'bama game).  While I read the articles, I do tend to avoid the forums and comments.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

He lost his job to Austin Appleby or whatever his name is.  This isn't really a huge surprise.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

From my vantage point, as a person who believes in Matta and his track record, another record similar to the last two seasons would be a disappointment but worth it if it provides a chance for a new crop of players to define roles and show improvement in prep for a more legit run at nationally elite status in 2016. 

I originally misread this bit.  On the whole I agree with this statement.

Comment 11 Jun 2015

This article is like a breath of fresh air.  Its nice to hear about other Big Ten programs recruiting well.  I prefer to keep the talent in the region.  It means more big games for us.  I was getting tired of seeing so many articles imploring the rest of the big ten to step up their recruiting efforts (Not a shot at 11w writers).  Penn State, TTUN, and MSU are all ramping up efforts in the east and Maryland has landed some nice prospects.  Wisconsin has had a big win or two in the west.  I really want to see Nebraska get things rolling as well.  I would love to see regular top 5, 10, 15 matchups in conference play.