I did you all a favor and did something over the holiday. I scoured the web for any prediction that had Illinois NOT finishing dead last in the Big Ten West. How do you think I did? That’s right, I couldn’t find ONE prediction that had the Illini in any other place than last. Because we have Lovie and he will resurrect the program and stuff. Or something.
Some good news, however – my “Fire Lovie Smith” tag is re-usable from his Bears days so at least I am saved that tiny bit of labor.
Meanwhile, you get a cool 150-1 for Illinois to win the Big Ten Title, only “bested” by Rutgers at 250-1. I always laugh at these futures odds. That Illinois bet should be at least a thousand to one if not more. For Illinois to win the Big Ten every other team except perhaps Purdue and Rutgers would have to go down in a plane crash or get hit by a meteor.
Anyways, looking forward to another great year of football from Champaign.