We got a LOT of responses after this week’s #IlliniPulse question on Twitter.
After losing to USF, do you feel better or worse about the direction of the program? #IlliniPulse— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) September 17, 2018
Either you feel better, worse, or the same about the direction of the football program after the Illini faced South Florida at Soldier Field. I, for one, felt just a hair better about the program after getting to go into the game in person.
The results were pretty consistent:
Neutral. It is infuriating to give a game away after leading for 3 quarters, but its much different than the 42-14 loss I predicted. I have much higher expectations for 2019.— Andrew S. Jensen (@DrAndyJensen) September 17, 2018
I can only assume this means the same.
Thanks for the reality check, guy:
Neutral. Yeah, Illinois covered but the reality is that several remaining games are against teams rated higher that USF (via the power index). I'll need to see more games...if we win 1-2 conference games (as I now expect) I'll say "better".— onanyesfbb (@onanyesfbb) September 17, 2018
The majority of folks responding did feel better about the direction of the program, which I would’ve subscribed to as well.
Some people are taking the positivity with a grain of salt, though:
Better, but it doesn't take much for that to happen.— Loyola Basketball Fan (@Frustrated_Fan) September 17, 2018
I may not have put it this way, but sure:
Better. Anyone who says worse is crazy. That USF team received votes today to be a Top 25 team on ESPN rankings.— Cubs Fan in Milwaukee (@chjulian1) September 17, 2018
This next one I actually agree with.
I definitely feel the team has shown improvement. We look to be tackling better and have a lot more speed than the last three years or so. We are still very young and are beginning to show good promise.— Jack Parisi (@parisijack) September 17, 2018
Thanks for this:
Actually, there were hardly any that said worse. So, I guess we are mostly in agreement that things at least do not look worse moving forward.
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