A wide majority of the writers here at the Champaign Room pegged Illini football with four wins this upcoming football season. Most of us said that the two cupcake games (Kent State and Western Illinois) would go to Lovie Smith & Co., and likely there would be one to two more wins between Minnesota, Rutgers, Purdue and Nebraska.
We got a lot of great responses here for the Pulse. It appears that quite a few of you agreed with this sentiment of three to four wins for the entirety of the season.
Take a look and see for yourself:
Would love at least 4.— Mike Hill (@MikeHil87978657) August 27, 2018
So would we, Mike.
Hats off for this omni gif thrown in here:
Now, some of you were even a bit more optimistic, saying that five or six wins were in the hats. We appreciated several people who tweeted something to the effect of “My head says 4, but my heart says 6”:
Thinking with my head: 4— austin (@austin_mcd97) August 27, 2018
Thinking with my heart: 6
Others were just fairly confident that five or six wins was a real possibility.
Oh man, ok, I'm going 5 because if anyone is due for just a normal regular play to your abilities season, its Illinois. (We'll win KSU, WIU, RU, PU, Maryland.)— Jeff (@jjhparker) August 27, 2018
5. 6 max. And we’ll have to stay relatively injury free at QB, WR, OL. But we’ll beat USF, then go 2-2 against: Minny, Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue. Then onto a bowl in 2019 season.— 40thSt I-L-L Black ✝️ (@40thStreetBlack) August 27, 2018
At least there’s some evidence and logic going into it there. I can’t blame the optimism. Again, hats off for the excellent gif usage:
On an ending note, a surprising number of people people picked seven wins or more.
Go big or go home...Under radar Illini go 7-5 or 8-4 give em he'll gents!!— Agent 9218 (@JavierR25431155) August 27, 2018
Kool Aid - 8— Tom K (@Mossimo142) August 27, 2018
Optimistic - 6
Hoping - 4
But sometimes I wish I was more like Elroy here:
Heart hopes 6, head says 4. After two glasses of wine:7!— Elroy Wylde (@ElroyWylde) August 27, 2018
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