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  1. KevinC

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    I think that you are kind of confusing skill and basketball knowledge with athleticism. GB can only dream of being the athlete that Ebo is!
  2. KevinC

    Illini Football 2019

    I agree with most of this. Actually, the kids were a lot better than the guys they replaced.
  3. KevinC

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The only reason he didn't go is that he is not the physical specimen that NBA teams desire. He is considered by his coach and many others as the best passer at MSU since Magic. Somehow, the coaches did vote him Player of the Year in the B1G. I know a number of NBA scouts that just wish he was a...
  4. KevinC

    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Curious how a guy considered possibly the best pt guard in the country, in your mind, should not be considered the best in the Big Ten? He makes passes a lot of guys don't even see and a lot of his turnovers against us were because guys didn't catch the ball or, didn't get their head around...
  5. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Simple question. Who would he be doing this for, you or himself? There is a lot to recruiting and, making a decision in a rush is not a good way to do things. All schools tell you what a great school they are and how badly they need you. I actually leaned towards Stanford before I picked...
  6. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    If we get the Mich QB, we may also want to take a look at this young man. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2019/06/05/oliver-martin-transfer-michigan-football/1360622001/
  7. KevinC

    Illinois Football Performance Center

    Wow!! Thanks!!!
  8. KevinC

    Illinois Football Performance Center

    Any recent looks for the Performance Center?
  9. KevinC

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Sam Mitchell was also an NBA Coach of the Year.
  10. KevinC

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I was simply responding to the claim that our facilities are first rate. Facilities may not get a kid to sign with you but, they can certainly lose a kid that you are recruiting.
  11. KevinC

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Our facilities are decent at best. We are not even close to the top half of the B1G. We have announced an upgrade but, no one seems to know when.
  12. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    That was funny. Took me by surprise!
  13. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I acknowledge FT35's football knowledge but, have no idea what makes you an expert, Illiniwil. The preference is to catch the ball with your hands but it is not the requirement. I know of some great Hall of Fame receivers that used their body to catch the ball. So, there goes your every time...
  14. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I apologize if I responded too harshly to this in my earlier post. I consider you and Dude as two of the most knowledgeable posters on this board. Not that my opinion should carry any great weight on here, lol. It just bothers me, and has for many years, to the degree that I get overly...
  15. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I just couldn't ignore this. As long as the ball is caught is what should be important. I guarantee you will see just as many balls dropped with the hands as you will with the body. That is what one hears from h.s, coaches that have never played receiver. You would have hated Lynn Swann. Some...
  16. KevinC

    Illinois 74, Northwestern 69 OT POSTGAME

    I don't see putting TU in the game at that point. You are looking for points and you make that substitution? I think he can contribute but, we desperately needed scorers at that time in the game.
  17. KevinC

    Illinois 74, Northwestern 69 OT POSTGAME

    100% agree. A team is only going to get so many shots in a game. Who should lose shots for him to take more. He, like AJ, does some truly awesome positive things for this team. On another angle, I will say that we need to completely reverse the ball more. We will start to reverse it but, it...
  18. KevinC

    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    I am not really trying to argue your opinion. I just know that me and a lot of the freshmen that I came in with on the football team, all felt that our legs were shot by the last couple of games. I also know that the basketball freshmen complained about the same thing. I am with you on the fact...
  19. KevinC

    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    You obviously only consider points scored as important. AJ had to deal with guards looking for their shot and no desire to pass to him unless they couldn't get a shot off. He did a great job in running the options of the offense. He did an outstanding job of getting his hands on balls on D and...
  20. KevinC

    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    I made this statement on another site but, an 18 yr old does not have the physical stamina that a 20 year old has. No matter how hard one tries, it is like wading through water. It doesn't mean that one doesn't have the desire or the talent. It simply means that an 18 yr old body hasn't reached...
  21. KevinC

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    You are making this rather one-sided. There are many times that a school will demand a recruit commit and later tell a kid that they can't honor their commitment.
  22. KevinC

    Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 POSTGAME

    I may not have watched the same game. I saw them repeatedly driving into the paint and getting their shots blocked or altered. We have 3 pg's that all insist on taking the ball deep into the hole whenever they drive. If they ever learned to make a perimeter pass when they get one stride into the...
  23. KevinC

    Transfers Thread

    I actually hope that if we are running the ball 90% of the time that every receiver that we have, transfers out.
  24. KevinC

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (January 2019)

    The biggest de-motivator in basketball! One tends to lose one's intensity when one is not getting touches. One can try to stay motivated but, it generally doesn't happen even for the greatest competitors except, in the last minute or 2 of a close game..
  25. KevinC

    Looking ahead to 2019

    Just curious. What does Robert's evaluation have to do with the coaches' evaluation of the squad? Let Taylor go through the spring, at least, and see what type of progress that he has made.