**Official Illinois vs. Iowa Football Thread - 1:00pm - FS1**

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Here is what I would love for the offseason....

- KOK moves on and opens up a huge salary slot and fresh blood
- Brian is named "associate head coach" and OL or TE coach
- LeVar is named the OC
LeVar is not going to be an OC.

I'd love if he's a future head coach at Iowa, but he doesn't need to be an OC to do that nor is that something he's probably experienced in.
 

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I'm increasingly convinced, in a no-evidence-conspiracy-theory way, that that's the problem.

I'd bet money that Kirk lets Brian call a few plays then takes over for a bit. That'snthe only explanation for the schizoid offensive play calling that I've got.
I would be shocked if Kirk called an offensive play. Absolutely shocked.
 

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I don't hate the way he uses personnel to disguise plays and run different stuff without giving the defense a chance to sub. Bunch formation out of our normal 21 personnel is an example.

He clearly understands the thinking behind constraint plays and some NFL level stuff. Where he's a dipshit is thinking a college team can run an NFL-style offense with the recruiting grounds Iowa has access to.
 

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No kidding. I’ve sat in on interviews with people who seemed “conceptionally really bright” but couldn’t teach for shit and were, in fact, really ducking stupid in all non-interview situations.

Brian tried to be too cute. He wants to be something he’s not talented or smart enough to be. And it results in running the same fucking jet sweep six times because it worked the first time.
 

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I know Padilla didn’t have a great game…but holy fuck he is SO much better than Peaches. His run, and running through the guy on the boot, let alone the at least six fucking drops.
He was never set up to succeed by his OC. So fucking bad.
 
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Here is what I would love for the offseason....

- KOK moves on and opens up a huge salary slot and fresh blood
- Brian is named "associate head coach" and OL or TE coach
- LeVar is named the OC
I have no idea why we would expect anything different out of levar at OC

let’s do it.
 

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I would be shocked if Kirk called an offensive play. Absolutely shocked.
Yeah that’s stupid. He’s not calling plays. He may be dictating things like slowing it down or going more run heavy.
 
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LeVar has no experience as an OC that I’m aware of.

Id prefer to see Iowa write a big ol KOK sized check to a proven OC at a lower level. Find a young, hungry OC that runs a system that aligns with Iowa’s overall philosophy and talent…that has an established track record, and pay the man.
 

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LeVar has no experience as an OC that I’m aware of.

Id prefer to see Iowa write a big ol KOK sized check to a proven OC at a lower level. Find a young, hungry OC that runs a system that aligns with Iowa’s overall philosophy and talent…that has an established track record, and pay the man.
Or someone like Ciarrocca
 

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I wonder if (and think) Brian would be better in the booth. I know he started there and moved down, but there are some things that are so obvious from above. Like the line getting 5 yards downfield on runs. I really don’t think an OC needs to be on the sideline, especially when you have a quarterback coach on the sideline.
 

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I may be wrong but the jet sweep worked every time except once. Anyone who doesn’t want the jet sweep in the playbook is a fucking idiot.
The jet sweeps are great unless you call them 17 times a game. They worked early and were successful. They failed more than once due to Brian only having room for 10 plays in his fucking brain and the defense finally catching on.
 

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I still don't understand the flag on the pass by ragaini. If it wasn't targeting, then there is no way that was roughing the passer. He got hit immediately after throwing.
 

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I still don't understand the flag on the pass by ragaini. If it wasn't targeting, then there is no way that was roughing the passer. He got hit immediately after throwing.
It was a terrible call.
 
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I still don't understand the flag on the pass by ragaini. If it wasn't targeting, then there is no way that was roughing the passer. He got hit immediately after throwing.
I don’t think they can review the roughing call. Just the targeting.
 

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The “plus side” is they played like complete shit and still won.

I’m trying to remember when there was this many drops. They killed multiple drives and fucked up Padillas numbers bad. This thing should have been a goddamn blowout.

Padilla is so much better than Peaches. It’s really not even close.

Brain called an absolutely awful game. I don’t know what else to say. He was throwing shit at the wall for no reason. They probably could have ran right at Illinois with Williams and run PA all day and won comfortably.
Sick and tired of watching Iowa's offense get to the opponent's 20 or 30 yard line only to sputter out. And I don't blame any Iowa player for that. It's all on Brian. He's in over his fucking head.
 
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Can't really remember a team like this. Strange season. Maybe the 10-3 in 2003?
2003 team and offense and Chandler don't get enough respect. They beat BiG champ Michigan at Kinnick 30-27 in one of the best games of the Ferentz era, and blew out Glen Mason's best team along with winning a 27-21 thriller at Camp Randall. That team had a functional offense along with the great defense.

2019 is a much better comparison to 2003 than this year.
 

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There were at 3 drives today that were either 10+ plays or 40+ yards that resulted in just a FG. That was incredibly frustrating to watch an offense move down the field effectively, only to get a series of disjointed plays, and a flaccid FG in return
I don’t believe there was a single three and out all game. After about 5 in a row to start the game vs NW, it seems like that should be progress. But they still found ways to look foolish on offense. Players dropped passes and missed holes, but the play calling was so bad and nonsensical.
 

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I don’t believe there was a single three and out all game. After about 5 in a row to start the game vs NW, it seems like that should be progress. But they still found ways to look foolish on offense. Players dropped passes and missed holes, but the play calling was so bad and nonsensical.
There were 3 three and outs if you count the one with the missed field goal after starting with a short field.
 

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The seasons feel weird now because there’s such a cliff. Up until 2010, you wanted to win the Big Ten but recognized it was hard. So this year, they could finish 7-2 and tied for 2nd with Michigan/MSU/Wisconsin going to the Citrus/HolI day and feel fine enough. With divisions, especially since they went East/West, winning the West seems attainable any given year, they just can’t, and there’s a huge cliff to 2nd, or even tied for first (don’t hang a division co-champ banner).

Then, they went from only having two BCS at-large bids that for all schools that were hard to get if you finished lower than 6th to having the Big Ten getting four teams in NY6/CFP some years and being attainable at #12. And there’s a big cliff from that to the Citrus.
 

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I still don't understand the flag on the pass by ragaini. If it wasn't targeting, then there is no way that was roughing the passer. He got hit immediately after throwing.
I wondered the same thing. Targeting should have been the roughing. No targeting, no roughing (although from the stadium replays it sure looked like it was targeting).

I also am not sure what happened on the 2 separate Illinois penalties for 30 yards, with no Iowa off-setting penalties. That was a first for me. There almost always is an offset, and I have never seen the two added together on the same team.
 

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I wondered the same thing. Targeting should have been the roughing. No targeting, no roughing (although from the stadium replays it sure looked like it was targeting).

I also am not sure what happened on the 2 separate Illinois penalties for 30 yards, with no Iowa off-setting penalties. That was a first for me. There almost always is an offset, and I have never seen the two added together on the same team.
The Iowa players were trying to walk away. The Illinois players….not so much.
 

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The production value on some of these lower tier CFB games are so bad. Hope the refs have access to better replay angles than the viewers.
 

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The seasons feel weird now because there’s such a cliff. Up until 2010, you wanted to win the Big Ten but recognized it was hard. So this year, they could finish 7-2 and tied for 2nd with Michigan/MSU/Wisconsin going to the Citrus/HolI day and feel fine enough. With divisions, especially since they went East/West, winning the West seems attainable any given year, they just can’t, and there’s a huge cliff to 2nd, or even tied for first (don’t hang a division co-champ banner).

Then, they went from only having two BCS at-large bids that for all schools that were hard to get if you finished lower than 6th to having the Big Ten getting four teams in NY6/CFP some years and being attainable at #12. And there’s a big cliff from that to the Citrus.
For those of us who grew up in the 80s, it’s really hard to accept that fucking Wisconsin is now, somehow our white whale.
 

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I’m kinda pissed they gave up that last TD. Since no one other than Iowa and Illinois fans were watching 33-16 would have looked a lot better to the average fan.
 

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LeVar is going to be an excellent head coach someday. I think he should get a serious look when Kirk retires.

The O-Line looked better today. Goodson was good but Williams is clearly a better compliment to this line.

Padilla is fine and clearly a better option than Petras but that pick was awful. Petras was given the benefit of the doubt for 16 games so they better be patient with Padilla but I get the sense they’ll pull him as soon as he throws a couple of picks in a quarter/half.

Brian isn’t going anywhere. Kirk isn’t pushing him out and Brian doesn’t possess the awareness to realize he’s not getting the HC job.
 
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