So, Gritty, during last football season you were prepared to fire Lovie. This appears to be you changing your tone and now thinking Lovie CAN be the guy. No?
I know your overarching theme was you wished IL success, just didn’t believe Lovie could be the leader to get them there...
In 2009 - Illinois dropped 2 games where they scored under 40... they lost at home to Penn State 38-33 in the worst game I have ever attended. They also lost 59-36 at Minnesota... careful who we throw stones at - we've been there too (maybe not 24 there - but what's the difference between 24...
Nothing from Bob A yet ... but I’m surprised Lovie is giving JT this many chances ... he didn’t give McCray or the other WR decommit even a second chance
I’m over this saga :-(
Let me also add, the UM coach tweets seem to indicate he gone.
I guess my main point was when Keene was recruited - he picked Illinois over duke, but Illinois was limited to what - 2 scholarships a season and we didn’t get to recruit off campus or do any official visits paid by the school for a few seasons. I was thinking team, not individual.
That said I...
I wasn't necessarily trying to say - "hey look at this guy we missed on - doing nothing" ... it was more of an "I thought he'd do much better given more PT" thought but take it for what it's worth.
Didn't he move up from 2020 to 2019?
I decided to go over and check Okoro's stats since Bol Bol has been out awhile....not very impressive at all - 7 games:
111 minutes (16 MPG)
22 points (3.1 PPG)
25 rebounds (3.6)
5 Blocks (0.7)
8-15 from 2, no threes, and a HORRIFIC 6/15 FTs
1 assist and 3 steals (probably not expecting...
Finally - re: Ayo and the NBA
If Ayo is a projected first rounder - he has to keep his name in the player pool and leave Illinois (that's the correct choice to make)
If he's a fringe second rounder in some drafts, but not others, then I think it would be best for him to return to school for...
I don't know enough about Liberty - but Keene certainly is unfair - that turd currently coaching Auburn ruined Keene (and Deon Thomas') shot at great college careers.
My answers to the questions would be
1 - Jereme Richmond - one and done to where is he now?
2 - Pre-AAU: I'm definately going...
Big swing for 12 hours - I actually was resting easy based upon last nights quote, lol Thanks for giving us what you have when you have it 0440 - i'd just like more of the former than that latter, please!
How could he have till the 23rd though with school starting today (i think)?
After reading this article, I kind of feel like... if you're only coming to Illinois because Miami won't take you back... I don't know if this is the kind of student athlete I necessarily want wearing the O&B? And I hate to say that because he'd be our BEST player on next season's team. I...