When you step back and take a look at it, college football is full of odd and comical minutiae. That's what makes it great. Every program has quirks that make it unique and also laughable to the outside world.
So each week during the 2015 season, Ben Goren will explore the weird ticks of Northwestern's opponents. Because... well, because Every Week is Hate Week.
This week, we have Illinois.
Oh Illinois. Good, old Illinois. Your athletic department is in shambles. Your football program is going nowhere except backwards. Your basketball program... wow.
But wait, we are just getting some news that Illinois has hired a new football coach. Check out his opening press conference.