Recent content by IlliniRyan

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    2018-2019 Predictions Thread

    I don't know how everyone else feels (I gather from some of the middling record predictions), but I think that 17 or 18 wins from this team is absolutely a bubble team. I mean, with the new formula that the NCAA is going to use, it would require a very respectable defensive and offensive...
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    Pregame: Illinois at UNLV, Saturday, December 9th, 11:00pm CT, ESPN2

    You must be a blast at parties. The offense we have seen recently also includes a near 22 point comeback against a similarly talented team in Maryland, who by the way have a far superior PG. Do I believe that we are an offensive powerhouse, no. But to act like there is no hope for a...
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    Pregame: Illinois at UNLV, Saturday, December 9th, 11:00pm CT, ESPN2

    I'll be there! Would love to see a resume building win on the road. But, man that McCoy highlight reel is a wet blanket on my expectations for this one. Going to be tough, but I trust we'll have some sort of game plan for him.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2017)

    Maybe it's just overly optimistic, but that was my take too. If he had a committable scholarship and/or really liked how he would fit, then it seems you pull the trigger on the dream school. That he is now saying an October commitment seems like the UF ship has sailed as it seems improbable...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July-August 2017)

    I'm not literate in emojis, but this seems to be a fairly obvious not so humble brag. But, Mr. Tied-in, explain the other three. It may be just as likely that he's not enamored with UI because he is Plan B?
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    I don't mean to be a jerk, but, yes, you are giving an utter and complete pass. Perhaps the below will make my point more clear regarding the Groce era: 1) 1 out of 5 NCAA tourney (fireable for almost any P5 program) 2) losing record during Big Ten play (see above) 3) a winning percentage that...
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    BIG Predictions

    I've been in the camp of 6-12 and 7-11 for a while, but the more I thought about making that prediction, the more I think this is the biggest crapshoot season in recent memory. I could see this team catching fire for a stretch and beating some teams they shouldn't and finish somewhere in the...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2015)

    This makes sense to me, because he certainly has prior history as a superior recruiter, but that was with Matta, who seems to be an awfully good recruiter in his own right. Anymore, it seems that to put a "full court press" on a recruit requires both a very capable recruiting assistant (as...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2015)

    I only mention that because our thirsty assistant is on his way with Groce to visit Moore, a Chicago recruit who likely has heard the characterization.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2015)

    Is it time for Groce to re-evaluate which assistants are moving the ball forward for him in the area of recruiting? It seems to me that if perception of a certain assistant is "too thirsty" then that might be a consistent thought throughout the recruiting scene and starts us from a deficit...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2015)

    Maybe I'm missing something, but Roux appears to leave Wisconsin off the list of schools he chose Michigan over. Has Wisconsin been a smokescreen the whole time?