Recent content by HeartofaChampion

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    Illini Volleyball 2017

    Isn't Stadick back as a senior?
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    Brad Underwood Named Illini Basketball Coach

    He is a Huggins and Martin disciple, so the look makes sense ;).
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    Most big-ticket donors want a new HC. I'd be very surprised if JW ignored their wishes. Wouldn't be a wise decision from a monetary/support standpoint.
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    +1. Best case scenario IMHO.
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    Tallest midget.
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    Illinois 73, Michigan State 70 POSTGAME

    Driving back home after the game. Electric scene in the AH tonight. Haven't heard the home crowd this loud for a game in a long time, since maybe the IU win in 2013. Gutty W. Proud of the seniors, especially MH. Two more wins and I think we're in the Dance at long last.
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    Wisconsin 57, Illinois 43 POSTGAME

    WI missed numerous open 3s. They were three made 3s away from beating us by 23.
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    Illinois 76, Iowa 64 POSTGAME

    We're up 10-0 or 11-0 and rolling and he yanks TJL and JCL with 16:45 left in the first half. Didn't end up hurting us, but just makes no sense. Those guys were really clicking.
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    Indiana 96, Illinois 80 POSTGAME

    And we gave up 48 both halves. Defenses as bad as ours go to the NIT or nowhere.
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    +1. Ironically his best player to date has been a BW recruit (MH). Yeah, he wasn't able to build a great class with Tilmon as the centerpiece. The result: Next year's Illini look like another bubble team in year 6 of his tenure. Another bubble team. Stunning how far the program has fallen...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    I reached this conclusion about 2 1/2 seasons ago, about the time I started posting less on IL. I like JG tremendously as a person; my cousin introduced me to him a couple of times his first and second seasons at the helm, and we had the chance to chat for a few minutes after games on both...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    +1000. I can name 10 donors from Sunday's game who would be irate and making their frustration known to JW if we miss the Dance this year and he retains JG.
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    Based on the donors I've talked to, strong respect for JG is too strong of a statement to describe JW's disposition toward him. I'm sure he respects him, but I don't think he has a lot of confidence in him as the long-term HC. One donor said JW has been actively talking in back channels to...
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    Illinois 75, Ohio State 70 POSTGAME

    Was at the AH tonight. Far from a packed crowd and not very noisy without the Krush but nice to get a W. (P.S. I'll always call our arena the AH.) Few random thoughts: ** LB is no Rodman, but he has those same kinds of instincts for the ball on rebounds and is quick off his feet and plays with...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    Was at the AH tonight. ** My cousin is a big donor, and we hung out with other donors before and after the game. Most of the donors I talked to are not happy with the state or direction of the program or with JG in particular. Of the dozen or so donors I spoke with, including my cousin, I'd...