Recent content by MoIlliniMoProblems

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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    The last player to chose between Miznoz and Illinois was...Aaron Cosby? And before that... These hypothetical recruiting battles are nice to talk about, but don't really carry much weight. We are just as likely to be battling SLU, Michigan State, Florida etc for kids as we are Miznoz. If...
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    Hiring someone just because you don't want to see him at a school you play against once a year is bad policy.
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    2017 Coaching Carousel

    I mostly lurk on here and enjoy some of the conversation so I apologize if this has already been brought up. It seems to me that Whitman really runs a tight ship and there's a possibility the next hire could be a surprise, a la Lovie. One name I came up with just looking at othe D1 jobs is...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Because of the quantity of numbers, we are 11th. The positive sign, I think, is the average recruit rating of 0.8487. That's the highest we've ever had, according to the 247 database. Talent upgrade.
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    John Groce at Illinois

    Of course they are different situations. But the apathy/anger towards each program is very much the same. I don't believe anyone thought back on November 28th keeping Bill Cubit around is going to build positive momentum and excite fans about the program. I'm not sure what about John Groce's...
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    John Groce at Illinois

    Which, I believe, was the exact same argument for hiring Bill Cubit to a two-year deal over trying to hire a completely new coach.
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    The Illinois AD Search

    I'm a young guy and quite ignorant to the Guenther problems. I know the facilities didn't improve under RG, but there was a basketball program which was consistently in the tournament and, at the very least, a football team which was a roller coaster (which included highs). He also seemed to...
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    The Illinois AD Search

    Henry Jones comments were interesting. I don't know what would make David Williams qualified for the job, besides success in business. Shawn Wax is a different story. Not sure I've read his name often in terms of possible candidates and I know little of him beyond a quick google search...
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    John Groce at Illinois

    I'd doubt Drew would come here. The guy turned down Iowa State, who was a pre-season top 10 team. Most likely more of a private school type coach where he can talk about his faith and face little media pressure.
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    The Illinois AD Search

    This is the Hail-Mary of all assumptions, based on the last 7 months.
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    Illinois Coaching Staff Carousel

    I'm starting to think along these lines. Most of the kids this staff has recruited only received one or maybe two B1G offers, it seems. Walking away from Illinois may mean resigning oneself to a MAC or CUSA career. That's a tough step for a kid who thought he'd be playing in the B1G for...
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    No bowl for Illinois (Bowl Projections)

    Anytime anyone writes this anywhere on this board, I laugh. The absurdity of it all...
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    The Illinois AD Search

    Has there been any rumblings as to a timeline for hiring an AD? I mean, if Rick George is the guy (or Tiley, or whomever) this thing needs to get done. Can't be hiring a head football coach in January IMO.
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    AD Mike Thomas out at Illinois (Beckman report released)

    Does anyone think Paul Kowalczyk could just keep the job? He's got a decent resume and he's already on campus. With the urgency of the football job and SFC renovations, maybe he's the answer?