Whatever the story of 2019 Illinois Football is going to be down the road, it’s going to be a good one.
So let’s be prisoners of the moment and tell stories about this team now — with a twist.
We asked you for a five-word story about this year’s team, and these were your novelas!
The Great Lovie by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fire Lovie not so much— Ron (@pollackdad_ron) November 11, 2019
Fire Lovie? Wait, Keep Lovie.— Hayden Strader (@HaydenStrader) November 11, 2019
Fire Lovie now! Wait, no!— Ken (@kenny12786) November 11, 2019
Lovie Smith haters are sad.— Jason Koch (@2006illinifan) November 11, 2019
Fight and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Don’t give up just yet.— JU-house (@Mr_Uhouse) November 11, 2019
never say quit - FIGHTING Illini— Nick Hafner (@NDHafner) November 11, 2019
Every Player Resilliant As Hell— Gary Albert (@GaryAlbertILLIN) November 11, 2019
Twenty Nine-Teen by George Orwell
This isn’t what I expected.— Ben (@BENDRlCK_LAMAR) November 11, 2019
What the fuck is happening?!— Joe Rudicil (@2Rudys) November 11, 2019
Here we go aga . . . whaaaa?— Benjamin Ford (@TheRealMrPoints) November 11, 2019
From The Depths of Despair— James T Purcell (@jpheismn) November 11, 2019
Middlenovember by George Eliot
I am upset no longer.— Jacob Rajlich (@JacobRajlich) November 11, 2019
Josh. Ima. Tor. Bhe. Bhe.— Bill Wilson (@ivwilsoniv) November 11, 2019
Illinois received an AP vote.— Mihir Chavan (@MihirChavan_) November 11, 2019
Most fun since 2007 season.— Ryan Reynolds (@ryanreynolds86) November 11, 2019
And the greatest story we told...
Overinvestment finally paying small dividends?— The Walking Deadline Aaron G. (@algorhetor) November 11, 2019
Don’t stop now, boys.