The return of karma

He’s back, baby.

That’s a lot of money to pay for mediocrity.  What’s that you said about college athletics finances during a pandemic?

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16 responses to “The return of karma

  1. Granthams Replacement

    After working in Illinois for 3 years I can tell you Illinois fans would pay double that for 10 wins a year.

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  2. Remember the Quincy

    Of course he wasn’t great at Arkansas, but he wasn’t mediocre at Wisconsin. Three B1G conference titles? Illinois will gladly take that coach.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      You took the words right out of my mouth. Three conference championships in 4 years is nothing to sneeze at. I do agree that his record at Arkansas was pitiful.

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  3. Greg

    They paid Lovie just under that for 5 years….. 17–39.

    Gotta feeling he will improve on that.

    Thinking I am in the WRONG business.

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  4. Whiskey Dawg

    I can’t print my reaction, it’s a four letter word that begins with “F” and isn’t “fine”.

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  5. TEXBaller

    Champagne, where coaches (“they”) go to die….see what i did there Illini?

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  6. rigger92

    I’m just glad that when you post content about him I can continue to refer to him as Bert.

    And, I sincerely wish IL better success, even though they’re orange. That team is my only “eh, ok, I wont hate them because they’re orange”.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    Bert is so happy he’s going to go hop on his wife.

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  8. gotthepicture

    The BigTen West (I had to look it up) is a bit more wide open than the East, so he could do something of note there, but Illinois just isn’t known for sustained success (read: 4-5 consecutive 8+ win seasons). I know they’ve had a few decent teams, but not a vibrant, recent history.

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  9. Illini84

    It says this is probably the best we could do. The Illinois job is not one of the greatest there is but if, and that’s a strong if, he can make some inroads into the state it gives some hope. He’s from Illinois and that can’t hurt.

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