Recent content by bluemountain

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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Eh, so much of this is based on recent performance. Tell me how this would have looked 15 years ago. Is there any chance OSU or UM or PU would have been ranked ahead of UI?
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    Track & Field

    Agree it's time for a change in track. Devin Quinn provided over half our points at the BTC and he's gone next year, so not sure we have much to lose from making a change. Would love to see us hire Buford-Bailey back in some capacity
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    Track & Field

    Didn't he have mono at some point?
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    Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 OT

    Beard is one heck of a coach. Their defense is phenomenal and I love the motion offense
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I know it's too easy to attach significance to these moments in hindsight, but doesn't it seem as though everything has gone downhill from that point? If that shot counts we are Big 10 champs again, for the 5th time in 6 years, with a somewhat similar situation in 2003 keeping it from being 6...
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    Track & Field

    What a terrible, godawful indoor season
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    Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 OT POSTGAME

    Georgi and Ayo are awfully darn good. Are they better than others such as harper, Douglass, Winters, Deon, Garris, Dee? Not sure, but they certainly belong in the same conversation
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    Old Timers Thread

    Yes - when I started college in 1981, you could get into Urbana bars at 18, champaign bars at 19, so all the freshman went to T-birds. free hot dogs on Fridays
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    Illini Bars

    O'Malley's? I was a regular for the MNF quart per quarter club
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Regarding IW, think Antwaun Randle El. Not an NFL caliber QB necessarily, but a very dangerous college QB
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Zook's last couple classes were disasters - I want to say there were no players drafted out of his last 2 or 3 classes, which in a negative way is very difficult to accomplish. I think Zook's last good class was after the '08 season, so the 10 year reference is valid
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Maybe I can help you out with this one.... 1. White inherited the dregs of a program after the Moeller era; Zook inherited the guts of a pretty good team from Turner 2. White won a Big 10 title; Zook didn't 3. White had 5 straight winning seasons; Zook had one winning season 4. White had a Big...
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    This is the biggest issue I have with Lovie. A HC's most important job is to find and develop good assistant coaches. If he does this, he can win with below average recruiting and a plain vanilla offense; Iowa and Northwestern are very good examples of this. Lovie has done a miserable job...
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    Track & Field

    So the men were missing 3 likely top 10 finishers in Reiser, Davis and Smith, plus O'Callaghan. I figured Reiser and Davis were redshirting, but any news on why Smith and O'Callaghan haven't been running?
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    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Has there ever been a worse set of defensive coaches in college football? We are just laughably bad. I don't think it's the scheme; our players are just consistently out of position and take poor angles.