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Old Sep 11, 2017, 02:42 PM   #501
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Do people fret when a paid board person gives info? Are they stealing thunder?

This is one thread on a message board; it's not USA Today or ESPN in scope.
and it's not gospel. The actual kids themselves have posted places (everything is fine. goodnight) and changed their minds.

If some poster (cash in this case) wants to make his opinion known, then that's his right. the one guy running him off just makes the board less, and people like that should avoid recruiting
Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.

I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.

It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.

I'll go hide in my corner now.

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:06 PM   #502
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Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.

I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.

It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.

I'll go hide in my corner now.
It's an Illini recruiting message board. Nothing is definitive here.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:11 PM   #503
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Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.

I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.

It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.

I'll go hide in my corner now.
I mean the point of this board is recruiting. People come here to get exactly the news that Cash shared. So even if he "spoiled it" it's up to you whether or not to believe it because until Nolley actually commits it's still just hearsay. For the rest of us, a main reason we come here is to get any and all recruiting news that we can.

Not trying to call you out, just that what cash posted is exactly what I think most people expect to get out of reading this board

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:16 PM   #504
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Surprised that Izzo oversigned to take Henry a 100+/3 star player. Must have seen something in him to oversign for 2018.
Or he knows he is losing some underclassmen.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:18 PM   #505
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Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.

I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.

It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.

I'll go hide in my corner now.
Hey, you've got just as much right to post what you want as anybody else. He's the one who flipped out (for the 2nd time) and this time decided he wasn't posting anymore. Definitely no need to hide in a corner.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:21 PM   #506
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Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.

I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.

It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.

I'll go hide in my corner now.
Honestly, I have seem many on these boards state that we are going to get player A as "inside info." It has not come true, far more than it has. So, I think we all need to go back to Defcon 5. JMHO
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 03:39 PM   #507
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Not to add more drama but...normally I keep quiet about predictions but Cash's statement didn't sound like opinion to me.



I have no issues with people feeling good about a recruit or things are looking up. It's when someone throws something definitive out there that shocks me. The only thing definitive should come from the kid/parents/or an article from a known source.



It's probably just semantics to a lot of you but that is how I saw his post. Not opinion or strongly hinting but rather matter of factly.



I'll go hide in my corner now.


Nobody should get their feelings hurt on a fan recruiting message board. No need to hide. Cash said he didn't care what anybody thought the post before he said he was gone forever.....so idk why he cares what you think now

But to what most are saying - If cash, or anybody for that matter who had inside information, was on twitter tagging Nolley in posts saying MY SOURCE SAID YOURE GONNA BE AN ILLINI...and putting it where literally everyone can see it that would be different. But a message board is such a small group of people. And it's the reason 99% of us are here.




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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:23 PM   #508
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Or he knows he is losing some underclassmen.
FWIW, it completely takes him out of the running for THT and Dort, two much better and higher rated athletes than Henry, because the NCAA says you only can only oversign by 1. But hey, who am I to question one of the greatest recruiters and coaches of all times. It's interesting that MSU's 2018 class of 5 only has 1 athlete in the top 100. Go Green...
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:23 PM   #509
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THT unlikely to come here as of right now.

I am hearing staff is trying to get Ayo, Nolley, Sow, Conditt.

Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
Ayo is the obvious one and has been for some time.

Nolley is a superior athlete and shooter with size for the position as well.

Sow is a ready B1G forward who could and would play the 5 as well.

Conditt is the intriguing one, full of potential, not true big and never will be imo. wing player that would probably start off as a Tisdale/Leonards mix as far as ability and grow from there.

Would be ecstatic with this class, wouldn't even mind another solid wing like THT if we whiff on Ayo....we do and will have plenty of guards plus with Miller in 2019, who knows?
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:27 PM   #510
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Ayo is the obvious one and has been for some time.

Nolley is a superior athlete and shooter with size for the position as well.

Sow is a ready B1G forward who could and would play the 5 as well.

Conditt is the intriguing one, full of potential, not true big and never will be imo. wing player that would probably start off as a Tisdale/Leonards mix as far as ability and grow from there.

Would be ecstatic with this class, wouldn't even mind another solid wing like THT if we whiff on Ayo....we do and will have plenty of guards plus with Miller in 2019, who knows?
Miller is 2020.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:41 PM   #511
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Miller is 2020.
Thank you, wrong class, but even better if we miss on Ayo I think. Considering out current guards in place and class'
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:42 PM   #512
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Not trying to call you out, just that what cash posted is exactly what I think most people expect to get out of reading this board
Yep. And now that is gone. Thanks.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:48 PM   #513
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Yep. And now that is gone. Thanks.
Another "insider" will be here to take their place before you know it. Promise.

It is wild how much history repeats itself here.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:54 PM   #514
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Another "insider" will be here to take their place before you know it. Promise.

It is wild how much history repeats itself here.
Maybe we will eventually learn and stop chasing the ones away that have a solid track record of good info then. Cash was one of two people on this board that I actually give the benefit of the doubt to.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 04:54 PM   #515
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Sounds like Sow is being very business-like.

"The weekend at Colorado was a success. Now on to the next"

I like our chances
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:03 PM   #516
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Question: Are we even sure cash is not coming back? I mean, he or she seemed to not really care.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:03 PM   #517
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Maybe we will eventually learn and stop chasing the ones away that have a solid track record of good info then. Cash was one of two people on this board that I actually give the benefit of the doubt to.
You're either not giving stuemke or lefty the credit they deserve.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:32 PM   #518
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Mac Irvin Fire‏ @TheMacIrvinFire 16m16 minutes ago

Illinois entire coaching staff watching Morgan Park 5Star PG Ayo Dosunmu in open gym.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:34 PM   #519
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I Vote For CASH to stay!!!
Cash stays, I stay, lol. Hoosiers reference.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:46 PM   #520
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You're either not giving stuemke or lefty the credit they deserve.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 05:54 PM   #521
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This whole Insider posting thing is humorous to watch it play out.

I for one miss Old Ward and his cryptic messages they were fun to decipher.

There are Insiders to the program make no mistake about that but you will never find them posting information such as a commitment in advance (Usually without permission).

Loose lips sink ships.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 06:03 PM   #522
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This whole Insider posting thing is humorous to watch it play out.

I for one miss Old Ward and his cryptic messages they were fun to decipher.

There are Insiders to the program make no mistake about that but you will never find them posting information such as a commitment in advance (Usually without permission).

Loose lips sink ships.
Cash has been around since 2012. Go back and read his previous posts and in no way would you get the impression that he is an "insider". One of his best posts was early on when he "predicted" that Larry Austin would commit to Illinois. How did that work out??
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 06:13 PM   #523
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This board has been much better recently, lets not splash Hater*Shade on each other. No need to get butt-hurt either if somebody doesn't agree.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 06:31 PM   #524
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Mac Irvin Fire‏ @TheMacIrvinFire 16m16 minutes ago

Illinois entire coaching staff watching Morgan Park 5Star PG Ayo Dosunmu in open gym.
Ayo knows what we think of him, we making the all in effort, it would be very unfortunate if we don't get his commit. There still more in the future if this happens. Hopefully it won't.

Nolley has declared Halloween as his confirmed date to commit, this is great , we feel good about our chances on him coming here. Inside info or not, I think he's coming here. IMO.
Castleton, Sow , or Conditt , anyone of which, would be great to fit. Not sure any of these will be here.

My thoughts was that we have a commitment b4 October 1, not sure if it was wrong day, more like 31. We are in good shape, patients will give us the recruits we want.
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 06:33 PM   #525
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Ayo would be the centerpiece. He's the guy. The keys to the state would be his.
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