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by Virginia Redbird
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Football
Topic: FCS coaching changes ... couple big ones
Replies: 71
Views: 4368

Re: FCS coaching changes ... couple big ones

The current AD at Kansas State was the AD at NDSU that named Klieman the Head Coach after Bohl left so they have a significant history together. Not sure what the fan base in Kansas would think about Klieman and the AD would have to consider that. I would think Klieman may want a new challenge. Not ...
by Virginia Redbird
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

Horton is not wide enough for an indoor football facility. Redbirdwarrior, have you ever been in Horton on any weeknight during the semester? It is used a lot for intramural basketball and volleyball. All six courts. Softball plays games in there. The batting cages for both softball and baseball go...
by Virginia Redbird
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

isuquinndog wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Don't some NFL teams use these dome things for practice?
I don't know about Pro teams but Arizona State University has a dome they practice in to avoid the blistering heat in the desert. Seems to do that trick for them.

https://thesundevils.com/facilities/?id=8
by Virginia Redbird
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

I have been in domes or bubbles, as some call them. They work just fine but they are not a permanent fix, unless you want to purchase another one when it wears out. The U of I put up a bubble in 1985 and it lasted over a decade. http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/illini-sports/football/1998-06-17/ui...
by Virginia Redbird
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville

Brohm has decided to remain the Head Coach at Purdue and declined the Louisville job. This ends the specualtion. No Purdue opening at this time.
by Virginia Redbird
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!

Two things you HAVE to do as an A.D. 1. Increase revenue. (ie: raise money.) 2. Hire good staff. (ie: coaches.) Whitman's no dummy. Heck of a college athlete. Made NFL rosters. Law degree. Hit the fast track on athletics administration and shot to the top for his dream job in a short amount of time...
by Virginia Redbird
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: OT: Former Players
Replies: 172
Views: 24314

Re: OT: Former Players

While just surfing around the websites for the new Alliance of American Football (the new spring league starting in 2019) I found two former Redbirds on initial rosters. Cameron Lee is listed on the roster for the Arizona HotShots (Yep, that is their real nickname...I did not make it up!). Marshaun ...
by Virginia Redbird
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!

isuquinndog wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:41 am
The beard is failing him.
:lol:
by Virginia Redbird
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!

I read with total amazement that the U of I just gave Lovie Smith a two year extension on his contract with the Illini. the first thing that popped into my head was...why? Since details have not been released it may be an adjustment to the buyout if the Illini fired Smith. That buyout now is $12 mi...
by Virginia Redbird
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Lovie Smith gets a two year extension with the Illini!

I read with total amazement that the U of I just gave Lovie Smith a two year extension on his contract with the Illini. the first thing that popped into my head was...why? Since details have not been released it may be an adjustment to the buyout if the Illini fired Smith. That buyout now is $12 mil...
by Virginia Redbird
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Wish List and Expectations
Replies: 32
Views: 2005

Re: 2019 Wish List and Expectations

The good news is that ISU returns a lot of starters and experience and in theory they should improve during the off-season? The bad news is that ISU returns a lot of players that are average football players and overall the team likely missing impact players (Robinson a huge exception) next season ...
by Virginia Redbird
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Wish List and Expectations
Replies: 32
Views: 2005

Re: 2019 Wish List and Expectations

My wish for 2019 is to recruit a QB not to play in 2019 but down the road. It does not seem to me that ISU has recruited well at this position, at least out of high school. Tre was a transfer from Indiana U and Davis is a transfer from Memphis. Kolbe was recruited out of Naperville High but obviousl...
by Virginia Redbird
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Football is dangerous...no kidding!
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Football is dangerous...no kidding!

I have included links to a couple of articles that I found interesting. The debate continues to rage about the safety of football. There really should be no debate...football is not a safe sport at any level and it never will be. If you are honest about it though you will admit that virtually no spo...
by Virginia Redbird
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Wish List and Expectations
Replies: 32
Views: 2005

Re: 2019 Wish List and Expectations

His name is Josh Barajas and I did not see him listed on the current roster. This was the last I heard of him. Nice article from the Pantagraph in August of this year. https://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/illinois-state/isu-linebacker-barajas-making-strides-in-comeback-from-injury/article_ca93b...
by Virginia Redbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville

Sorry...forgot to include the link...

https://www.jconline.com/story/sports/c ... new-cookie
by Virginia Redbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Louisville

Brohm has stated the the report is "completely false", so if he is like most FBS coaches...he is on his way to Louisville on the 27th. Just a joking a bit. Louisville is his Alma Mater and I would guess that would play into a decision. The Boilermakers are in the BIG 10 West which is arguably a much...
by Virginia Redbird
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

Back to athletics. Our bond offering for Redbird Arena and Horton is indeed going very well. The local lenders are taking very attractive interest rates. And the new lower bowl will be terrific. I am glad to hear this. I was back on campus about a year and a half ago. I wandered around lost in memo...
by Virginia Redbird
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Senior Day
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Senior Day

I am hoping for a lot of frustration to be dumped on the Penguins...Redbirds by 14!
by Virginia Redbird
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

Yes, retirees will scream, but that is the financial mess that is Illinois. I don't disagree with you at all on the need to fix the finances of the state of Illinois. But I think we all know it will never happen until a situation similar to the city of Detroit occurs, if it does. I have quite a few...
by Virginia Redbird
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Indoor Facility News
Replies: 185
Views: 8532

Re: Indoor Facility News

I guess I am responsible for this Financial State of ISU discussion, even if it was without any intent on my part. I did a little searching on-line myself and found this article from Forbes to be interesting. The financial woes of the State Universities in Illinois appear not only to be from the lac...