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What's the Problem?
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So what's the problem with the Illini? Are our recruits overrated or are our coaches underachieving? We discuss with Mark Tupper, and offer up our own reasons. Plus - Play-by-Play voice Steve Jones gives us the Nittany Lions' perspective on this weekend's game against Penn State.
Episode Segments:
Talking Illini 9/29/09

After the debacle that was the Ohio State Game, Boz & Mr. G just have to ask. Wheres the Fight in Fighting Illini? Boz also gives us a first-hand account of the game & why the Illini need to tuck in their damn shirts. Then, Mark Tupper joins the program to give his assessment of the program, and if theres any hope for the rest of the season.
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Talking Illini 9/29/09 Hour Two

Mark Tupper continues his analysis on whats not clicking with the Illini, with a focus on the defense and the coaching staff.. Then, Penn State Play-by-Play voice Steve Jones gives us a scouting report on Jo Pa and the Nittany Lions. Plus Listener e-mail.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Mark Tupper
Mark Tupper is the Executive Sports Editor of the Decatur Herald & Review and has covered Illini football and basketball for the past 25 years. He wrote the book "Through My Eyes: The Greatest Season in Illini History," with basketball coach Bruce Weber and has written a book for young readers about the life of former Illini basketball star Brian Cook. He co-hosts a weekly radio show, "Sports Night Decatur" each Thursday and does other on-air work for radio station WSOY (1340 AM, Decatur).