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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Still important to build solid ties with recruits, players do transfer down the road. Just be glad the school's AD won't talk for an hour before the announcement.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    A lot of the soap opera is created by the fan base and not the recruits. This recruitment is straightforward, some top programs involved.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Mustapha looks like the stretch 4 BU system needs. Video of him looks like a highly skilled, good fundamentals euro player. On radar of top 20 programs, so gamr likely translates over to NCAA. Could take the sting out of recruiting misses. Not sure about Bryce coming to UofI, would be...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    In retrospect easier to see where Groce went wrong. Start at his asst. coaches, they were neither great at teaching fundamental and developing players. They were also below average recruiters, they couldn't recruit at Illinois a historical top 15-20 program. Walker eas their top technical coach...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Ayo going to be tough to stop driving into the lane with his size and speed.
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    Wisky loses starting QB recently and top RB and WR to pros. Also loses several starters on O-line. Mertz a RS-Freshmen will start for them. Similuar ranking that Peters had out of HS. It seems we have the edge at QB, WR, and O line. Without fans in the stands and first game of year it is a...
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    A lot comes down to QB play. Can Peters keep us on the field? Maintain long drives, put up TDs, limit turnovers. My concern is our d-line and RBs. Our secondary should be strong, would be disappointed if they can dissect our safeties/CBs. 23 points seem absurb, we should be able to put up...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Really looking forward to seeing HUTCH, his athletic ability along with his shot, size, dribbling look pretty impressive on the highlights from his previous school. The back injury sounds pretty serious since it dates back to his freshmen year of high school. Hoping that he is able to return...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    One difference with Illinois in the past and blue bloods is that at Illinois we have a hard time pairing top 50 players. It doesn't seem to attract more. At blue bloods it seems like it doesn't matter if they are stacked at that position. Hoping this time around the likes of Curbello and...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    I wonder if our AD is on this one like a couple other high value fb/bb recruits
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    Because each school will leak info in some form, sometimes by offering plan B the next day. Also can make video will multiple endings. Feel good but still put our odds at 40% against the field.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    B Hopkins looks like a player that can develop well. Has nice size and frame to add muscle. Kentucky not a great place to develop as system is geared towards one and done top 10 recruits.
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    Big Ten Football to Start October 23-24 (CFB Thread)

    I believe this year Lovie gets a pass, this was supposed to be our strongest team in a long time. I want to keep Lovie, the structure of the program is much better than it was 5 years ago. We have JR/SRs playing, better training facility, and a better recruiting system. We are getting top...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (September 2020)

    Not sure where the truth lies, but I don't know where Nesbitt or other top recruits will land. But I'm pretty certain BU will land some good players.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Agree, but beating Mizzou be great. Have laid an egg two years in a row, last year we had the better team. Maybe allow for one regional rivalry game.