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  1. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    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...
  2. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I listened to this song for the first time in years... only to be saddened that while Ludacris was born in Champaign - he didn’t shout out the 217 at all in his song about area codes :-(
  3. NBB1979

    2/2 Games

    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...
  4. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (February 2019)

    If I’m 3rd on depth chart, but outworking the starter and back up each and every day in practice ... I’ll eventually step into their role ... or they’ll step up and play for their job
  5. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Looks like he has another good friend from DeSoto there as well (in Colorado) - KD Dixon - he describes him “like a brother” on Twitter ... unfortunately, I won’t be holding my breath for this one
  6. NBB1979

    Minnesota 86, Illinois 75 POSTGAME

    Minny got 0 threes in 1H and 6 in 2H ... they were Iowa hot after we went up 47-42
  7. NBB1979

    Minnesota 86, Illinois 75 POSTGAME

    DaMonte and AJ go 1/10... Giorgi started strong - not sure if they denied him, we went away from him?
  8. NBB1979

    Minnesota 86, Illinois 75 POSTGAME

    Need more shooters - another game where Trent goes off and Ayo disappears ... :-( games like this however lead me to believe he’ll stay in college 1 more season :-)
  9. NBB1979

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

    I worry about travel to Minn. if they are flying, will flights be grounded? We’ve seen some Chicago flights cancelled this week already ... but if they bus it - they’ll most likely play, IMO
  10. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I’m a big fan of Patterson. I’d take Whitney (obviously) and Brown (l don’t think Kofi is going anywhere, but this would solidify it) before him and that’s it.
  11. NBB1979

    Iowa 95, Illinois 71 POSTGAME

    I’m just opening the thread - but this is not serious... is it? The refs were not great... but the defense was certainly anything but great
  12. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Let me also add, the UM coach tweets seem to indicate he gone.
  13. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    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.
  14. NBB1979

    Transfers Thread

    This is a big loss for a secondary that wasn’t great to begin with :-(
  15. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    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...
  16. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    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?
  17. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 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...
  18. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    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...
  19. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    Just want to ensure you are aware there are only 2 rounds in the NBA draft
  20. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    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...
  21. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    My issue is your speculation of what Mark Smiths waiver indicated as if there was a Beckman like situation in the basketball program. Maybe re-read your original quote.
  22. NBB1979

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    I’d rather imagine a lineup of Ayo, Trent, Brown, Giorgi, and Kofi ...
  23. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    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)?
  24. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    FWIW - he is NOT listed on the Miami Hurricanes official roster on their athletics site
  25. NBB1979

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    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...