Recent content by sacraig

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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    As much as I'd like to see another player from my hometown suit up for the O&B, I'm not sure we are going to get where we want to be again by going after these guys.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I think in hindsight, that's perhaps true. But even without the gift of hindsight, he needed to be fired at least several years before he was. It was clear what trajectory we were on and there was no indication that the ship would be righted. Even ditching him after '09-'10 would have probably...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I don't think I called for Weber's head until about 2008 or so. I know I was still in school but toward the end of my time there.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    He probably didn't make an offer just to spite you for harassing him for 2+ years. If he had given in to your peer pressure, there is no telling how big the mountain of letters with suggested recruits might have become. You probably could have buried Bielfeldt under letters supporting Matt Chastain.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    And yet our geography still gives us an built-in advantage if the right coach arrives. I don't think it's overly simplistic to say that a school in the geographic and historical position we are in is always just one coach away from being good. I am not claiming we are one coach away from being a...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Well, assuming that Patterson counts as "someone," then you almost can't be wrong.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Eh, I don't really see this as being very accurate. I think the next 10 months may be critical for Brad Underwood's success at Illinois, but that is as far as I am willing to meet him. In my opinion, as long as the University of Illinois exists in a basketball-crazy part of the country and is...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    While I do appreciate that he apparently has an appreciation for Dee, what does this have to do with recruiting him? Maybe the sound was just bad in the video. I had to turn my speakers all the way up and still couldn't hear much.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Who said we were recruiting via YouTube?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    What bad blood? Real or imagined? I've seen a lot of message board bluster about bad blood but I've yet to see anything reliable saying the same.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    You must be new here. He dropped to 39 because of his interest in Illinois.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    ABC = always be 'cruitin'.