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  1. OrangeSoda

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Get a suitable PF and this team will win 22-25 games. Shouldn't be hard to convince someone now with Ayo coming back.
  2. OrangeSoda

    Illini Football 2019

    Might as well become the Fighting Trojans if we get this kid. He was listed as a dual threat guy in high school and has some pretty solid tape. Wouldn't hurt to see if he's interested. Not sure if he would be an upgrade at the position though.
  3. OrangeSoda

    Spring Practice Thread

    Please reiterate this to Robert from Illini Board. I love the guy's dedication but dang he needs to get off the edge. It is only spring gentlemen.
  4. OrangeSoda

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Can't believe there are still posters here that say things like there is "NO WAY" about anything anymore. Look how great Giorgi was this season. There were probably only 5-10 of us on this entire board that thought he would even be a starter. Making a 100% prediction about Kofi at this point...
  5. OrangeSoda

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Ya I'm pretty sure we all know that if Alabama or Clemson had a recruiting class like this it would hurt their programs. But in case you need a reminder, we're just trying to win 6 next year. Take the shades off man. Dang.
  6. OrangeSoda

    Pregame: Illinois at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 30th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    Finish 9-2, win 3 in the BTT, then sweat it out on Selection Sunday. Sound like fun? Orange soda and orange goggles are ready.
  7. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Whoever we hire, it better be someone with the last name Smith. Then we can complete the 3 headed Smith monster. Lovie, Rod, and TBA Smith. Except Miles. That is not a Smith we want as our DC.
  8. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    If there isn't a hire by the end of next week I would be both surprised and a little worried.
  9. OrangeSoda

    Looking ahead to 2019

    At the time the schedule was made under Mike Thomas (2012 or 2013?) UConn was consistently a 5-8 win type of team in a pretty decent Big East conference. Things have definitely changed though.
  10. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Is that you Jon Gruden?
  11. OrangeSoda

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    Yes comparing Self and Underwood IS ludicrous based on the very different conditions they walked into. Self was handed the keys to a borderline blueblood program on the rise. What was Underwood handed? Yet BU has recruited extremely well in his first 1.5 years for a program in a never ending...
  12. OrangeSoda

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    On the recruiting sites and "on paper" this class won't look great. That is simply because it is a small class and we will finally be close to top heavy with the junior class. If you look at the average ranking of our recruits though we are in the top half of the B10. Still have to see what...
  13. OrangeSoda

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    Find one day where he could have reasonably made it while also preparing for upciming games. You can't. Argument over. Good day.
  14. OrangeSoda

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (November-December 2018)

    There's a certain five star guard we have from Chicago that makes me not too worried about this ridiculous article.
  15. OrangeSoda

    Illinois 73, East Tennessee State 55 POSTGAME

    Have to side with Obelix here. The overall argument on the last two pages is pretty subjective. It's very difficult to stamp a definition on what it means to be a "fan". Might as well pull out the Socratic Method to discuss something so arbitrary. People can be fans without being die-hards. And...
  16. OrangeSoda

    Illinois 73, East Tennessee State 55 POSTGAME

    The people on here who complain about tough love and BU's consequences are probably the same people who think a parent is supposed to be bestest friends with their kids.
  17. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Points given up on D are pretty much irrelevant in a discussion about a no huddle, up tempo team that scores a TON. The defensive efficiency statistic (Syracuse is top 40) is a much better representation of the overall strength of the defense. Simply looking at points isn't enough. This isn't...
  18. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    So you're presented with evidence and still choose to be ignorant? Interesting. It may not "seem" efficient to you but you are not the one who measures efficiency thankfully. It is instead measured by a statistical model created by experts. They held Clemson to 27 this year and 23 last year...
  19. OrangeSoda

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Can we stop claiming that the scheme is outdated please? Syracuse is running the Tampa 2 and it has been pretty successful. It can work here too.
  20. OrangeSoda

    Illinois 77, UNLV 74 POSTGAME

    Nope. The thinking is that he was 8 weeks behind everyone at the start of the season and he looks better against bad competition (UNLV).
  21. OrangeSoda

    Illinois 77, UNLV 74 POSTGAME

    Yes. We played against a team that wasn't in the top 20. Not even in the top 75. Pretty magical.
  22. OrangeSoda

    Pregame: Illinois vs UNLV, Saturday, December 8th, 1:00pm CT, BTN

    This should be the start of a 4 game winning streak. Need this win badly. Very very badly.
  23. OrangeSoda

    Pregame: Illinois vs Ohio State, Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00pm CT, BTN

    My birthday is March 16th. I am a march madness baby. Mom yelled at dad because he was trying to catch the games on TV while I was being birthed (y)
  24. OrangeSoda

    Illini Basketball 2018-2019

    Is Obelix just a clone of Second and Chalmers or...?