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    2019-2020 Predictions Thread

    If I may, I believe the point about AJ is that his value as a plus player came in large part from his understanding of Underwood's system AND his experience as a senior who had learned the lessons on how to be a successful major college basketball player. That's not nothing. We'll need someone...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm okay with this one because a) we needed to fill the suddenly open scholarship from Kouma, b) with the Alexander connection, they know exactly what they're getting with this kid, his mental makeup, his potential, his fortitude, everything.
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    Italy Tour

    That's the biggest takeaway here. Those extra practices are invaluable. As to the loss everyone is focusing on, I think it shows: a) missing two important scholarship players makes a big difference in keeping the team at least somewhat fresh at the end of a very active week of games and tours...
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    First off, when I look at that first photo, I'm captivated by what looks Elway stiff arming a Pats linebacker. But yes, I would certainly take the old unis over the new. And for better or worse, I like how the Pats are all in on the red/white/blue patriot theme in a big bold way, fat stripes and...
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    The new ones above are bad, but the old ones are comical. Denver's looks like a toy helmet logo thought up by Hasbro, and we all know about those epic pickeup games at Valley Forge.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Down to a svelte 280
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Depth was a big issue last year, especially for a team trying to learn and execute a pedal-to-the-metal system like ours that relies more on its bench to spell tired players. This year it should be a strength since most of our players, starters and bench, will have at least a year experience.
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    Illini Football 2019

    If the games were played today they would be varying degrees of upsets. Depending on what happens in September, maybe not. We now have a competent qb, so that's one step forward.
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    Illinois Football Performance Center

    I imagine the designers were tasked with trying to make it blend as much as possible under the constraints of needed square footage and close proximity to the stadium and practice field, and cost of course. Making it smaller or locating it farther away would negatively impact its utility as a...
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    Coaching Carousel

    He could probably field an NBA team with just his former players.
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    Illini Football 2019

    Well, historically Illinois has done well with QBs from Calif, so there's that.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm betting on Samba being a reliable option this year. He showed some good things at times last season, and should only improve with a full summer of workouts.
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think what Kofi brings next season is defense and rebounds. We got abused by big front lines, and his mere presence will negate much of that. Whatever he adds on offense is just bonus; we have plenty of scoring options.
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    When he's down in his stance, it'll be tilted forward to an 'I' again.