When you're always playing from behind when it comes to recruiting, why not at least have a style which has a chance of exciting high school athletes. We've done that in basketball, and the score in 7 seconds is a brand that has really caught on with recruits.
It's pretty clear our coach wants to do Wisconsin 2.0, and I get it, it's what he knows. But no kid wants to spend his career losing AND playing boring, conservative, when it doubt punt, football. Give them a reason to consider Illinois aside from early playing time. I'm not sure we're doing that.