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  1. GForce

    Illini Football 2019

    If the games were played today they would be varying degrees of upsets. Depending on what happens in September, maybe not. We now have a competent qb, so that's one step forward.
  2. GForce

    Illinois Football Performance Center

    I imagine the designers were tasked with trying to make it blend as much as possible under the constraints of needed square footage and close proximity to the stadium and practice field, and cost of course. Making it smaller or locating it farther away would negatively impact its utility as a...
  3. GForce

    Coaching Carousel

    He could probably field an NBA team with just his former players.
  4. GForce

    Illini Football 2019

    Well, historically Illinois has done well with QBs from Calif, so there's that.
  5. GForce

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I'm betting on Samba being a reliable option this year. He showed some good things at times last season, and should only improve with a full summer of workouts.
  6. GForce

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think what Kofi brings next season is defense and rebounds. We got abused by big front lines, and his mere presence will negate much of that. Whatever he adds on offense is just bonus; we have plenty of scoring options.
  7. GForce

    Illinois Football Uniforms

    When he's down in his stance, it'll be tilted forward to an 'I' again.
  8. GForce

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Yep, and I hate to count those chickens, but we have to expect a soph leap from at least one of our five freshmen.
  9. GForce

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Professor Ayo Dosunmu Sports Marketing 101
  10. GForce

    News-Gazette: Brad Underwood cleared in DIA Investigation into his coaching

    An alternative take: I think MS (and dad) were mad he wasn't the featured player and pg with the ball in his hands running the offense, even though he failed to win that job despite given every opportunity. To make sure he didn't have to sit out his transfer year, they went with the 'abusive...
  11. GForce

    Illini Football 2019

    He reminds of Clay Nurse. A tweener but super straight-line athleticism.
  12. GForce

    Spring Practice Thread

    I'm thinking safety should be improved merely because Brown will be a soph. He showed promise last season, and with a year of game experience under his belt, he should really start to get it. Linebacker? We'll see how Eifler does, but he has the athleticism and speed to cover the middle of the...
  13. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    That sounds like a Bond villain.
  14. GForce

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I think I read he had some injury problems during his time there, hip surgery or something. Sorry, too lazy to find the link...
  15. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Well, yeah, everyone knows the minimum requirement to apply for countrydom is 501 or more. But seriously, I bet a visit there would be fascinating.
  16. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Chad??? That's a landlocked Saharan country with like 500 people, and only one was known to play basketball. And we got him! So that makes Jamaica, Senegal, Georgia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (Trent in some way), a 2nd generation Nigerian, and now Chad. If I lived in Champaign, I'd...
  17. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    So just looking at big men, Kofi is our best recruit since Brian Cook.
  18. GForce

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think our priority right now is adding size and continuity. Having experienced players who know the system will go a long way toward success, and makes it easier to teach them the new wrinkles as the coach learns and adapts.
  19. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    He looks like Nate Scheelhaase's older, taller brother.
  20. GForce

    I was Wrong Thread; Now I'm a Believer

    apropos the passing of Peter Tork
  21. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    He's more aerodynamic now.
  22. GForce

    I was Wrong Thread; Now I'm a Believer

    I wonder if Kipper inadvertently had something to do with this. Underwood lighting into Kipper seemed to make his performance worse. As a result, BU has said he backed off and just let him be, and maybe toned it down with the rest of the team too. Or maybe our players just started getting it...
  23. GForce

    Football Coaching Staff / Coaching Carousel Thread

    Yeah, I think Butkus is pretty hard on his guys. I remember the freshman interviews, Ruben Unije was asked what it was like being coached by Butkus. I forget his exact answer but he looked exasperated, like the dude was too much.
  24. GForce

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    Yeah, I've seen clips of Kofi showing off his moves and footwork. With the right coaching and conditioning, he could be unstoppable underneath.