In an attempt to always be innovative at The Champaign Room, we’re trying something new this week, and we’re calling it “Pulse of Illini Nation.” Every Monday night, TCR’s Twitter account, @Champaign_Room, will be sending out a tweet asking for your opinion on something, and we’ll post out the best answers in an article on Tuesday afternoon (like this one!).
With August and football training camp finally upon us, we asked for your biggest Illini-specific fear for the upcoming year, and you guys answered. Here are some of the best responses!
Could the Illini really lose to Ball State Week 1?
Losing to Northwestern. Or a cupcake. I'm also very anxious about fumbling every punt return ever. #kylehudson— Bryan W. Hernandez (@bwhernandez) August 1, 2017
Not winning 2 of 3 in non-conference.— Jeff (@jjhparker) August 1, 2017
What if Mike Dudek’s knee goes out again?
Dudek's knee does that thing again.— Alex Petrakis (@Trakis) August 1, 2017
"thinks about Dudek's knee"— Noah (@noahsArk96) August 1, 2017
Doesn’t have to even be Dudek’s knee...
ACL’s— Chris (@illiniracers) August 1, 2017
Afraid rest of the team doesn’t pan out — again.
The passing game. On both sides of the ball.— Your Name (@BDC_Towanda25) August 1, 2017
The o-line being swiss cheese to the point that the offense is worse than the garbage fire it was last year #yikes— Mark Garofalo (@MarkIllini24) August 1, 2017
Purdue? Illini Nation is afraid of... PURDUE??
Hearing Purdue fans brag about beating Illinois last year and nearly being convinced we might lose to them this year.— Mike Hill (@MikeHil87978657) August 1, 2017
Our tweet never specified it had to be the football scaries.
Loosing Ayo Dosunmu to Xavier or Kansas— Kevin Branson (@branson2_kevin) August 1, 2017
That I go all four years without a tourney birth and make myself go to law school.— OG Cuck (@Goetten_paper) August 1, 2017
But, at the end of the day, shouldn’t this be every Illini fan’s biggest fear?
(takes a swig of orange koolaid) That we'll lose in the semifinals of the college football playoffs because we're too focused on the final.— Alex Orr (@theorryouknow) August 1, 2017
Be on the lookout next Monday night for the next Pulse of Illini Nation question!
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