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Old Sep 10, 2017, 09:52 AM   #1201
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Anybody have the list of players that visited last night?

I saw twitter mentions for:

Ayodele Adeoye
Tyler Nubin (2019)

Looks like MJ Rivers also visited (and some crystal ball movement on him to Illinois).
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Old Sep 10, 2017, 10:48 AM   #1202
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He committed to UT within the last year, so current staff. I also think he committed to ut like the day after he visited Illinois. Could be mistaking him for someone else though.
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Old Sep 10, 2017, 11:11 AM   #1203
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I guess the drama of Texas first game this year has him thinking about maybe he should go to a coaching staff that actually knows what they are doing
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Old Sep 10, 2017, 11:39 AM   #1204
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I guess the drama of Texas first game this year has him thinking about maybe he should go to a coaching staff that actually knows what they are doing
As a person living in Austin, watching them get owned by a B1G team was extremely satisfying. Even more of it cause him to flip.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 09:24 AM   #1205
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Hope the 4/5 stars see what this staff has done with lower talent and talent that was not even picked up by other programs.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 09:54 AM   #1206
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Josh Whitman spoke of creating an identity when he hired Lovie. All successful programs have one. Wisconsin, our favorite example, created the identity of a strong running game with big linemen. Every Wisconsin farm boy grows up wanting to play OT for the Badgers and while they are many times only 3 star guys, they plug them in and have one heck of an offensive line for their Florida running back to run through.

Our hope with Lovie is that we build that identity as a ball hawking D that sends lots of guys to the NFL. I think that is one of the great recruiting tools - an identity that kids want to be a part of.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 10:09 AM   #1207
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IMHO, great point, BZuppke.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 11:13 AM   #1208
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Josh Whitman spoke of creating an identity when he hired Lovie.
How about "the team that took Alabama to the woodshed"?

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 12:44 PM   #1209
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QB MJ Rivers commits to Illinois:

https://twitter.com/King_2_Be/status/907312430824529925

http://247sports.com/Player/MJ-Rivers-84061

http://scout.com/college/illinois/Ar...nois-107148119

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:02 PM   #1210
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Coran Taylor twitter watch starts now
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:09 PM   #1211
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Highlights from MJ's first two games this year:

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4224106/...b1a80d8843a5ac

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4224106/...f5950d5ce32c95
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:11 PM   #1212
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Coran Taylor twitter watch starts now
Doubtful. Does competition disuade top QB's from committing to top programs? No. If they do, they were not what you wanted in the first place.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:26 PM   #1213
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Josh Whitman spoke of creating an identity when he hired Lovie. All successful programs have one. Wisconsin, our favorite example, created the identity of a strong running game with big linemen. Every Wisconsin farm boy grows up wanting to play OT for the Badgers and while they are many times only 3 star guys, they plug them in and have one heck of an offensive line for their Florida running back to run through.

Our hope with Lovie is that we build that identity as a ball hawking D that sends lots of guys to the NFL. I think that is one of the great recruiting tools - an identity that kids want to be a part of.
By George, I think you've nailed it Zup!

I had a great feeling about Lovie when we initially made the hire. I still had that same feeling prior to the UNC game last fall. However, it then started to fade after that disappointing home loss and the poor showing during the conference schedule.

However, after recently receiving some positive recruiting news and after watching our young defense against WKU, I'm feeling it again. And a 6-6 record this regular season would help sustain the momentum throughout the off-season!
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:31 PM   #1214
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Doubtful. Does competition disuade top QB's from committing to top programs? No. If they do, they were not what you wanted in the first place.
His Twitter was unhappy with the 2nd QB we took. That's what I was referring to.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:34 PM   #1215
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Not sure how this impacts Taylor (grades?), but this officially closes the door on Lawson making it to campus.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:51 PM   #1216
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His Twitter was unhappy with the 2nd QB we took. That's what I was referring to.
True. Does he expect us to give the ball to one of our line-men to throw if he or someone else gets injured?
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 01:57 PM   #1217
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i would like to hear from CaliBear or some evaluations on these 3 committed QB's. I do believe the Illini has closed the door on Lawson.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:04 PM   #1218
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His Twitter was unhappy with the 2nd QB we took. That's what I was referring to.

Wait, was he upset or his followers upset?
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:23 PM   #1219
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Looks like he won't be intimidated with playing in Memorial Stadium if he plays his HS games at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, home of the Cowboys.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:35 PM   #1220
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Looks like he won't be intimidated with playing in Memorial Stadium if he plays his HS games at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, home of the Cowboys.

Believe most of the highlights are from the Cowboys practice facility, located in Frisco.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:38 PM   #1221
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His Twitter was unhappy with the 2nd QB we took. That's what I was referring to.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:41 PM   #1222
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Josh Whitman spoke of creating an identity when he hired Lovie. All successful programs have one. Wisconsin, our favorite example, created the identity of a strong running game with big linemen. Every Wisconsin farm boy grows up wanting to play OT for the Badgers and while they are many times only 3 star guys, they plug them in and have one heck of an offensive line for their Florida running back to run through.

Our hope with Lovie is that we build that identity as a ball hawking D that sends lots of guys to the NFL. I think that is one of the great recruiting tools - an identity that kids want to be a part of.
And offensively, McGee obviously likes dual threat QB's, so I wonder if we are pitching how McGee got Lamar Jackson?

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:51 PM   #1223
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And offensively, McGee obviously likes dual threat QB's, so I wonder if we are pitching how McGee got Lamar Jackson?
You tailor the pitch, based on who you're recruiting (penetrating observation). You'd better believe McGee brings up Lamar Jackson, early and often, to his QB targets.

We are setting up very nicely with young QBs. Surely, at least one of these kids will emerge.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:00 PM   #1224
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Believe most of the highlights are from the Cowboys practice facility, located in Frisco.
Thanks. Nice stadium for HS football.

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You tailor the pitch, based on who you're recruiting (penetrating observation). You'd better believe McGee brings up Lamar Jackson, early and often, to his QB targets.

We are setting up very nicely with young QBs. Surely, at least one of these kids will emerge.
MJ Rivers has confidence he's going to be the guy. He's impressive in every respect--great size and ability.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:06 PM   #1225
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He has since deleted it, but he did the eye emoji in reply to Littlejohn committing. Essentially, he took notice of it.

Coran just needs to accept that we have almost no depth at QB right now, getting 2-3 QBs this class was a must (especially considering they are all dual-threat and will take hits). I still think he's the best option of the group, but there is loads of potential with all 3.
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