Over the summer, Illinois sent most of it’s staff to State College in an attempt to recruit Penn State players. While the trip wasn’t very successful, it did create animosity between Penn Staters and the Fighting Illini. With all of the forced rivalries in college football, Illinois did a fine job of manufacturing one of their own in short time.
Here’s a look at some twitter feedback from the game!
“Gotta give Beckman credit, he knew the Penn State players were better than his players.” -Lou Holtz on Illinois’ recruiting of PSU players
— Greg Zelinske (@gregzelinske) September 30, 2012
In fairness, that’s just what we think Lou said…
It would appear that Tim Beckman coming to Illinois is worse than any sanctions the NCAA hit Penn State with.New low point for Illini fb. — Paul Rieken (@PaulRieken) September 30, 2012
One could argue that losing the last 6 in 2011, then firing Zook before giving up 50 at home to Louisiana Tech are all low points in the running, but point taken.
They stand out in a crowd! Or in an empty stadium, in this case.
How do you get blown out by Penn State? Illinois has to be the worst team in the country.
— EJ (@Ejayjones3) September 30, 2012
If this were math class, you would get half credit. Your answer is right, but the work used to achieve it is flawed.
Penn state won today in a very solid fashion. Shameful how Illinois played looking for headshots all day
— matt g (@Phillyfan4lfe) September 30, 2012
Was that the case? Two flags and an ejection certainly came across as strange.
Penn State whooped Illinois like they stole somethin
— #RobSimer (@RSimer2) September 29, 2012
Technically, it was like they TRIED to steal something…
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