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Minnesota Football vs. Illinois podcast Q&A with The Champaign Room

Brandon Birkhead of TCR breaks down the Illini for Gophers fans.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve moved from cautiously optimistic to FULL HOMER EXCITEMENT for Minnesota this weekend. Why? Because this week has been full of reminders that ILLINOIS IS BAD.

That’s the primary message I took from my chat with Brandon Birkhead (@bbirk3) from The Champaign Room as we recorded the second edition of the Minnesota Nice Pahdcast. Illinois fans are not optimistic right now and Brandon didn’t even try to hide that as we recorded MNP.

Here’s some of what you can expect from this trip through the woodchipper:

  • How the heck did Illinois lose to Rutgers?
  • Why the Illini are playing ALL OF THE FRESHMAN
  • How patient are Illinois fans going to be with Lovie Smith?
  • THE WORST PUNT RETURN EVER.
  • Illinois isn’t just young, their best players are hurt.
  • Illinois players to watch for.
  • What Lovie wants to do on defense (hint: they’re not great at it).
  • Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
  • How can Illinois beat Minnesota?
  • Prediction

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Don’t forget to stop by The Champaign Room for great #content of the Illinois variety!