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Old May 11, 2017, 10:13 AM   #251
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Thanks for posting the video, WVC.

I love that BU is so into the X's and O's and trying to find new tweaks to mix in. Maybe all coaches are like that, but I think I've heard more about it in the first two months of Underwood's tenure than I did in 5 years of Groce's.

Also, I can't wait to hear reports from media who attend practices. I think Underwood said he would generally allow folks in to watch, so the practice reports should end up being a little less biased than they might have been in the past.
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Old May 11, 2017, 10:27 AM   #252
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I've always said inside my head
YOO ben
and he said
UBB en

Am I the only one that didn't know that?
Learn something new every day
I always thought it was

OOO ben...

Ubb en sounds weird.
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Old May 11, 2017, 10:28 AM   #253
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Thanks for posting the video, WVC.

I love that BU is so into the X's and O's and trying to find new tweaks to mix in. Maybe all coaches are like that, but I think I've heard more about it in the first two months of Underwood's tenure than I did in 5 years of Groce's.

Also, I can't wait to hear reports from media who attend practices. I think Underwood said he would generally allow folks in to watch, so the practice reports should end up being a little less biased than they might have been in the past.
I liked how he perked up when talking about practice. He also perked up when talking about the current players here as well. That's good to see. Seems like he genuinely cares that they improve and get better. That will go a long way with players and future recruits.
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Old May 11, 2017, 03:23 PM   #254
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From today's link on bigten.org "
"2018 Big Ten Tournament at [Madison Square Garden] from Feb. 28-March 4, 2018"
Ugh. During the mid-major tourneys? For a conference tourney junkie like myself, that's going to be very weird.

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Old May 11, 2017, 03:30 PM   #255
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I always thought it was

OOO ben...

Ubb en sounds weird.
My headcanon has always been "ubb-en." The double B turns the vowel short.
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Old May 12, 2017, 07:13 AM   #256
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2 B1G b4 braggin' rights game ? We have a good idea where we at before Xmas.
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Old May 12, 2017, 08:00 AM   #257
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I've always said inside my head
YOO ben
and he said
UBB en

Am I the only one that didn't know that?
Learn something new every day

I always think Oooh-ben
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Old May 12, 2017, 10:10 AM   #258
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Let's put an end to the pronunciation thing and get back to basketball shall we??



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Old May 12, 2017, 04:17 PM   #259
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Shannon Ryan‏ @sryantribune 19m19 minutes ago
OK St PG Juwaun Evans on Underwood at #Illini: "I think he’ll do real good. He changed our team around. They have (good season) coming up."
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Old May 12, 2017, 04:32 PM   #260
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Thanks for posting the video, WVC.

I love that BU is so into the X's and O's and trying to find new tweaks to mix in. Maybe all coaches are like that, but I think I've heard more about it in the first two months of Underwood's tenure than I did in 5 years of Groce's.

Also, I can't wait to hear reports from media who attend practices. I think Underwood said he would generally allow folks in to watch, so the practice reports should end up being a little less biased than they might have been in the past.
I love his X and O focus too. Means that he's less reliant on recruiting homeruns but getting most out of his players. google videos for "underwood offense" and compare with same search on "groce offense" and you'll see stark difference in the video search results. We will win!
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Old May 13, 2017, 08:42 AM   #261
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Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans predicts big things for Illinois coach Brad Underwood
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...512-story.html

Last edited by Dan; May 13, 2017 at 08:02 PM.
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:59 AM   #262
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I love his X and O focus too. Means that he's less reliant on recruiting homeruns but getting most out of his players. google videos for "underwood offense" and compare with same search on "groce offense" and you'll see stark difference in the video search results. We will win!
As we talk about videos and what not, idk if these have been posted, but here are some full practice videos from Underwood at SFA. No sound but good drills.

https://youtu.be/OQiMs5zsp2o
https://youtu.be/gQt-M97m1nw
https://youtu.be/U8yB-qh2_FI
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Old May 13, 2017, 01:53 PM   #263
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Not sure where to put this. Maybe the coaching carousel. Things sure have gone south for Matta.
Clay Hall‏ @claywsyx6 18m18 minutes ago
BREAKING: JaQuan Lyle no longer part of OSU b-ball team, quit on April 11th according to OSU spokeman. Reportedly arrested overnight in IN
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Old May 13, 2017, 02:06 PM   #264
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Not sure where to put this. Maybe the coaching carousel. Things sure have gone south for Matta.
Clay Hall‏ @claywsyx6 18m18 minutes ago
BREAKING: JaQuan Lyle no longer part of OSU b-ball team, quit on April 11th according to OSU spokeman. Reportedly arrested overnight in IN
Ouch indeed.
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Old May 13, 2017, 02:22 PM   #265
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2015 number 5 class in the country.
JaQuan Lyle, Mickey Mitchell, Daniel Giddens, Austin Grandstaff, A.J. Harris --- all gone.

tOSURecruiting‏ @tOSURecruiting 31m31 minutes ago
Welp. pic.twitter.com/JobzAtYQ5s
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Old May 13, 2017, 02:29 PM   #266
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2015 number 5 class in the country.
JaQuan Lyle, Mickey Mitchell, Daniel Giddens, Austin Grandstaff, A.J. Harris --- all gone.

tOSURecruiting‏ @tOSURecruiting 31m31 minutes ago
Welp. pic.twitter.com/JobzAtYQ5s

Wow. What is going on over there?
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Old May 13, 2017, 08:10 PM   #267
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2015 number 5 class in the country.
JaQuan Lyle, Mickey Mitchell, Daniel Giddens, Austin Grandstaff, A.J. Harris --- all gone.

tOSURecruiting‏ @tOSURecruiting 31m31 minutes ago
Welp. pic.twitter.com/JobzAtYQ5s
Man, and I thought we had a few rough years.

Mickey Mitchell had the most entertaining highlight reels.
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Old May 13, 2017, 08:37 PM   #268
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So is it coach or kids? Thad got a mess.
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Old May 14, 2017, 02:02 AM   #269
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So is it coach or kids? Thad got a mess.
I bet his teammates are thad to see him leave.
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Old May 15, 2017, 08:31 AM   #270
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I bet his teammates are thad to see him leave.
*Checks timestamp*

Way too early in the day for this Loyalty-after-dark pun.

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Old May 15, 2017, 09:35 AM   #271
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*Checks timestamp*

Way too early in the day for this Loyalty-after-dark pun.
I know right?? What's the matta with some of the posters on this board?

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Old May 15, 2017, 09:54 AM   #272
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Craggs and Leitch on state of the program and this upcoming season - http://www.smilepolitely.com/culture...ch_volume_one/


Looking forward to more of this on Smile Politely. Great idea getting those guys involved
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Old May 15, 2017, 10:04 AM   #273
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Craggs and Leitch on state of the program and this upcoming season - http://www.smilepolitely.com/culture...ch_volume_one/


Looking forward to more of this on Smile Politely. Great idea getting those guys involved
That was a fun read!
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Old May 15, 2017, 12:33 PM   #274
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Brad Underwood: We should be an NCAA Tournament team next year
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Old May 15, 2017, 12:39 PM   #275
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I agree with him. I wouldn't use "should" but I definitely think we can and will be a tourney team.
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