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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I seem to remember that when the recent asst coach hires, someone said it wouldn’t matter the Illini wouldn’t be able to make inroads in GA. Maybe he meant better quality recruits than the two we’ve picked up from GA thus far, but looks like we’re getting some traction down there.
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    Coaching Carousel

    He has a nice start to their 2021 recruiting class so far.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I noticed that too, but I really don’t think he meant it as a jab at Collier. I think he meant more as first signed this year. But if not, nothing wrong with a little confidence.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Not sure I follow. So because last year people were excited and talking about two players Illini didn’t get, recruiting is destined to not be improved this year? I think the pandemic and its impact are to blame somewhat combined with Lovie’s low key approach. That said a few signings would be...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    i think reading way too much into Miller’s reaction. As someone mentioned, he’s just giving some love to a new recruit.
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    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA Draft

    I agree with the comment on Twitter announcement. I don’t follow announcements that closely, but as you say would seem strange to do the alternatives you mention. i have no idea whether he’ll be back. Seems like he does need more work, but does he want to be in college any longer? If...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2020)

    For a “shooter” he really doesn’t shoot that well. He’s never shot better than 41.2% overall in a season. Had a great 3 point shooting season as a freshman and a ver good one as a sophomore, but this year for DePaul he shot 32.1 from 3 and 36.3 overall. What was the injury he suffered? Has...
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    Looking ahead to 2020-2021

    Another tangible (or an extension of one you already gave — Trent had 28 turnovers in 943 minutes; AG had 23 in 506 minutes. I like AG but there is more to the game than shooting — especially in the B1G. Sorry to see him go but much easier to handle his departure than it would be Trent’s.
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    Tevian Jones enters transfer portal

    Good luck Tevian. Sorry things didn’t work out at Illinois. Hopefully next stop brings you closer to achieving your goals
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    Alan Griffin transfers to Syracuse

    Sorry to see him go, and I wish him the best. He would have been a key contributor next year, but going to see this as team gets better. Everyone wants to start and everyone wants to play 30 mpg. Takes special types of players to buy into it all for the team. AG might well have been that...
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    Coaching Carousel

    I think he'll bring back Iona to the success they had in the Jeff Ruland days (his playing days not coaching days). Interesting fact, when Ruland was player they beat eventual national champions Louisville in the regular season.
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    2020 Illinois Basketball Appreciation Thread

    My favorite Illini team has always been the 1988-89 team. And I have to admit, I don't have the memory many on here do regarding particular games and seasons. It might be the recency factor or maybe because I've been able to reinvest myself in Illini basketball more in the last 8-10 years (and...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Steve Hawkins of Western Michigan is out after 17 years as head coach (been with school for 20 years). Overall record of 291-262. Two NCAA appearances -- last in 2014. He's 57. Any others happen yet?
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    Big Ten Tournament Canceled

    Well that sucks. Understandable, but still sucks.