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Topic: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread

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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 21, 2022, 08:48:21 AM »
LINCOLN — Halfway through his spring postgame press conference, Bret Bielema opened a window into how the Illinois coach builds his team’s culture.

“We had a couple players last week — two really good players — get into it, and I think that’s a great step in the right direction,” Bielema said. “Because when your best players expect the best out of each other, you’ve got something.”

Whether you’d agree or not, Bielema’s perspective is distinct. His one-liners tend to be, too. Now on his third school as a head coach, he embraces creative tension. And because he’s the coach, Bielema is his own tiebreaker in Illinois’ tense situations.

After a 5-7 inaugural season in Champaign, Bielema fired his offensive coordinator, Tony Petersen. Given Illinois’ Big Ten rankings in points per game (11th) and yards per game (10th), that made sense on paper. It’s a decision that comes with some risk, however, given Illinois, which plays at Nebraska on Oct. 29, will be installing a third offense in as many years.


Bielema’s new guy? Barry Lunney, one of the few offensive coordinators that made Illinois’ defense look bad last season.

https://omaha.com/sports/huskers/football/mckewon-bret-bielemas-offensive-overhaul-might-pay-off-big-for-illinois/article_3f792f4c-d6e8-11ec-814b-1369c3cb4274.html

Lunney called plays last season for Texas-San Antonio, which beat Illinois 37-30 after racking up 497 yards. A four-year starting Arkansas quarterback in the 1990s, Lunney also worked at his alma mater for Bielema. Between stints with Bret, Lunney combined a pro-style run game — power plays with pulling linemen — with a shotgun spread passing game that moves at a quick clip. UTSA won 19 games over the last two seasons.


Illinois calls Lunney’s system “Tempro.” Catchy.

“The one thing I really appreciate about Barry: He knows his system; he knows what he wants to do; he knows his system,” Bielema said. “He knows the strengths, the weaknesses, the flaws, and he’s able to dictate to our players really clearly. And I think they listen.”
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2022, 09:03:07 AM »
I really think he's gonna have Illinois competitive in the coming years. Arky was not a good fit for him. He can coach.
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2022, 09:28:20 AM »
if he can find the right coordinators

seems like he will keep trying until he does

does he have enough NIL $$$ to keep up?
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2022, 09:41:54 AM »
NIL? At Illinois?

Very apathetic fan base. I doubt it.
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 21, 2022, 10:40:32 AM »
all it takes is a couple billionaires that care

see Oregon and Oklahoma State
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2022, 07:20:16 PM »
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% needed to get the nod — and cash — that comes with winning the party’s official backing.

It marked the first time delegates have not endorsed a candidate for governor. Many activists, and one of Kleefisch’s rivals, had argued for not endorsing anyone, saying it would fracture the party.

The Republican endorsement has been highly sought after because it unlocks funding from the state party, which can then spend as much as it wants on the winner. Now the top candidates will fight it out without any official backing from the party.
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2022, 09:40:23 PM »
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2022, 10:18:34 PM »
Bama not being in the top 20 seems silly and makes me question the entire list.  Edit: And also Miami is in there?  This is a joke right?

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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2022, 10:30:12 PM »
it's someone's list

possibly not scientific
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 02, 2022, 10:44:51 PM »
Yeah I know it's not your list.  I just don't understand what criteria could possibly be used to arrive at that list?  Well, Bama fans sometimes leave at halftime during blowouts, while the Miami fans who fill half the stadium usually stay the whole game?

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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2022, 11:10:14 PM »
Yeah, that's just one guys nonsensical rankings

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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2022, 06:57:23 AM »
Yeah I know it's not your list.  I just don't understand what criteria could possibly be used to arrive at that list?  Well, Bama fans sometimes leave at halftime during blowouts, while the Miami fans who fill half the stadium usually stay the whole game?
Half?
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2022, 09:04:53 AM »
Oh boy...

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Doubt they will ever sniff the $13MM OSU is trying to get.
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Re: 2022 B1G Offseason Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 04, 2022, 09:27:59 AM »
I'd bet OSU will get the $$$ needed
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