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Old Sep 1, 2017, 06:07 AM   #1
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 06:15 AM   #2
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Whelp, if Ayo shows up for Nolley's OV, that would be good (file under penetrating observations). If THT also shows up, I'm going to have to start building an Underwood statue in my backyard. If Nolley commits, it's all sunshine and rainbows.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 06:30 AM   #3
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College and BU system is a guards game, but I still want two bigs (Castleton and Conditt).
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 06:56 AM   #4
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My 2 cents, Sept is going to be a long month. Visits should get things rolling, though.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 07:49 AM   #5
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Supposedly, Ubben is open to the public at 8:00 am on Saturday to view a workout. Nolley and Castleton will be present but I doubt they can workout.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:02 AM   #6
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Guys have to be careful with their words at certain points. It can be a tricky sell telling Ayo etc. on "being great, be in your state" while simultaneously telling Castleton to choose us over Florida. You have to make sure that same pitch isn't being rung in Castletons ear. If Florida picks up the heat, I'm sure it will be by them.
I disagree with this. Selling the top Illinois kids to stay home and be great is the fastest way to turn this program around. Get multiple top Illinois players for consecutive years (Smith, Ayo, THT, Okoro, Lidell) and this program has turned around in a hurry. If you happen to get a player like Castleton from out of state then great, but if he chooses to stay home Conditt will work just fine.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:05 AM   #7
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I see Nolley's height listed anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7". He must have had a growing spurt this past year.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:14 AM   #8
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I see Nolley's height listed anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7". He must have had a growing spurt this past year.
He tweeted he is a 6'7" SG.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:16 AM   #9
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He tweeted he is a 6'7" SG.
Was he wearing shoes when he tweeted?
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:26 AM   #10
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Was he wearing shoes when he tweeted?
more importantly, are his growth plates still open
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:40 AM   #11
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FWIW, I just left Original House of Pancakes... no sight of recruits, but did see SERG!

*Bacon pancakes, for those that were wondering.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:43 AM   #12
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more importantly, are his growth plates still open
This joke just won't die. Nor do I expect it to.

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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:46 AM   #13
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Whelp, if Ayo shows up for Nolley's OV, that would be good (file under penetrating observations). If THT also shows up, I'm going to have to start building an Underwood statue in my backyard. If Nolley commits, it's all sunshine and rainbows.
Is this a rumor?
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 08:56 AM   #14
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Is this a rumor?
I'd say it is....he doesn't seem like the kind of guy to build a statue, let alone in his back yard, IMO.

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Old Sep 1, 2017, 09:09 AM   #15
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I'd say it is....he doesn't seem like the kind of guy to build a statue, let alone in his back yard, IMO.

Nah, he did put up a JFG statue in June of 2013.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 09:28 AM   #16
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This joke just won't die. Nor do I expect it to.
Nope. You could say it just keeps growing.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 09:42 AM   #17
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Is this a rumor?


Heard it from a guy in a black shirt


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Old Sep 1, 2017, 09:45 AM   #18
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Welcome Colin and Nolley to the. Hope you have a great visit. Join us soon.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 09:52 AM   #19
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Nope. You could say it just keeps growing.
Way to step up to the plate.

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Old Sep 1, 2017, 10:31 AM   #20
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Nah, he did put up a JFG statue in June of 2013.

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Old Sep 1, 2017, 10:31 AM   #21
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Whelp, if Ayo shows up for Nolley's OV, that would be good (file under penetrating observations). If THT also shows up, I'm going to have to start building an Underwood statue in my backyard. If Nolley commits, it's all sunshine and rainbows.
That whole statue thing didn't end up so well last time

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...&postcount=130

A what happened to the log Fume?

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...&postcount=918
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 10:42 AM   #22
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But did he hear it in Geo's barber shop?
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 10:43 AM   #23
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But did he hear it in Geo's barber shop?
I think he heard it from the hot dog vendor in the barbershop
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 10:58 AM   #24
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That whole statue thing didn't end up so well last time

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...&postcount=130

A what happened to the log Fume?

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum...&postcount=918
No Goodwin, no statue. No Wilkes, no log flume. The Groce statue was conditional, IIRC. Plus, it would've been made with paper mache. The upshot is that things can go south and fast.

Good catch, BTW. Same w/TCTORNADO.
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Old Sep 1, 2017, 11:12 AM   #25
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Supposedly, Ubben is open to the public at 8:00 am on Saturday to view a workout. Nolley and Castleton will be present but I doubt they can workout.
They'll play.
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