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Yes 210 60.69%
No 136 39.31%
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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On this day of his visit, I'm curious to know how many people think we get Mark Smith. I don't think we do, but will be very happily surprised if we do.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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You're biasing the poll!
The Yeses are winning! Edit: Not anymore...
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:35 AM   #3
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This is gonna be a tight one.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:58 AM   #4
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The next two seasons will be enough to get all of these no people to throw their cups in the trash and say yes to success.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 08:59 AM   #5
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Commits on Sunday. Party at SFC Sunday night.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:06 AM   #6
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He commits today during his visit and cancels the OSU visit.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:35 AM   #7
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Lots of factors that do not play in our favor.

- Too many schools involved
- Coaching change, and the Tilmon defection
- We're pegged for no better than 12th in the Big10 in 2017-18
- Charlie Moore is probably a lean towards the ILLINI, thus competing for minutes in a year

Somehow, though, I get the impression that his mom is a huge Illini fan. I'm hoping she's a big influence on his decision.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:37 AM   #8
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Lots of factors that do not play in our favor.

- Too many schools involved
- Coaching change, and the Tilmon defection
- We're pegged for no better than 12th in the Big10 in 2017-18
- Charlie Moore is probably a lean towards the ILLINI, thus competing for minutes in a year

Somehow, though, I get the impression that his mom is a huge Illini fan. I'm hoping she's a big influence on his decision.
Moore won't come if Smith is here. Totally fine with that.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:38 AM   #9
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Lots of factors that do not play in our favor.

- Too many schools involved
- Coaching change, and the Tilmon defection
- We're pegged for no better than 12th in the Big10 in 2017-18
- Charlie Moore is probably a lean towards the ILLINI, thus competing for minutes in a year

Somehow, though, I get the impression that his mom is a huge Illini fan. I'm hoping she's a big influence on his decision.
Hopefully the distance to East Lansing and Columbus compared to Champaign will also factor into the decision. I don't think the Charlie Moore situation will influence too much.

The 12th placed projection is probably the biggest factor. With MSU being a favorite to get to the Final Four next year, that looks like the biggest negative against us.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:45 AM   #10
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I would, of course, love to see MS in the Orange and Blue but had to vote "no." Too many blue bloods on his trail. I hope I am proved wrong.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:49 AM   #11
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There is no "maybe" choice so I didn't vote.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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He commits today during his visit and cancels the OSU visit.
He won't commit today
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:03 AM   #13
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The Yeses are winning! Edit: Not anymore...
That may be because it says that you already voted if you vote yes...at least that is what it djd for me
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:06 AM   #14
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That may be because it says that you already voted if you vote yes...at least that is what it djd for me
Another rigged election. Dangum Russians.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:06 AM   #15
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He won't commit today
Just to clarify, I have no inside information... Just wishing, LOL!
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:15 AM   #16
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Have stated many times before Smith comes to the ILLINI...he places a lot of value in being at home....we are home for him...sticking with it Smith to us by Friday cancelling trips.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:18 AM   #17
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Is there an electoral college, or is this based completely on popular vote?

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:25 AM   #18
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Is there an electoral college, or is this based completely on popular vote?
Electoral college - Mark decides based on the votes on this board
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:26 AM   #19
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I voted "no", it seems possible, just not probable against the field.
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:26 AM   #20
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57/57 tie right now after I just voted

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:29 AM   #21
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Have stated many times before Smith comes to the ILLINI...he places a lot of value in being at home....we are home for him...sticking with it Smith to us by Friday cancelling trips.
I've had the gut feeling he comes here, too, since the beginning. I feel like this is home for him and he knows it deep down. Just wanted to let the process play out, enjoy the process, and explore all options so he and his family could be sure. Mature way to go about it, IMO.

Man, if he does commit I'm going to be extremely excited about the future. A future guard lineup of Smith, Frazier, Lucas, Coleman-Lands, DMW, etc. is extremely exciting to think about under Underwood's coaching.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:52 AM   #22
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You will never guess how I voted
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 10:59 AM   #23
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You will never guess how I voted
Russia did though
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Old Apr 20, 2017, 11:21 AM   #24
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Another rigged election. Dangum Russians.
Nyet, comrade.

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Old Apr 20, 2017, 11:31 AM   #25
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If he goes elsewhere does this poll become: Did we need Mark Smith?

I kid, I kid.
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