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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2019)

    Which perplexes mean considering the staff has seemed to prioritize him from the beginning (along with Miller obviously)
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    Coaching Carousel

    I wonder if the young defensive coach for Michigan will become the new head coach? (yaklich, I think it is)
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    This pretty much confirms what Ward said. Texas Tech is bringing in a 2019 power forward for a visit infers they didn't land their first choice, aka Holyfield.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Should we have a preference of 1 or the other of these grad transfer QB's?
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I'd love to get Moss, though, I'd be a bit concerned he would take PT away from Griffin & Jones. However, if we somehow added Holyfield & Moss, we're talking top 25 team and a lock for the tourney IMO.
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    2019 NBA Draft

    I'm surprised by how many are hiring agents but projected to go in the mid-late 2nd round. That's shocking to me! To each their own.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I'd probably say my realistic expectation for Kofi next year would be 8 and 6 with the obvious influence defensively in the paint (mostly because he is HUGE). IMO, if we get that or anything more, that would be amazing.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    I think there are a few posters who may be a little overly critical of Kofi. But IMO a lot of us are realistically cautious that Kofi isn't going to come in and dominate. I think it's more than fair to temper our expectations for ANY big outside of the top 10. Historically post players take time...
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    Coaching Carousel

    I was at a coaching conference a little over a year ago and heard Knight talk. Unfortunately I saw the same things, it's really quite sad how much his memory is slipping him. No exaggeration, he literally repeated some things at least 20 times. You could tell the crowd felt uncomfortable about...
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    Elite Eight Games

    Izzo proving he's the best in business. No doubt he had far less talent than Duke and still found a way to beat them.
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    Elite Eight Games

    To be fair, I'm pretty sure Eifert made the rebound in regulation that could've sealed the game had Cline made both free throws.
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    Elite Eight Games

    They did, but it's still considered a loose ball and therefore not a backcourt violation. Technically they don't count that as possession. Although, IMO, a controlled tip is close enough to possession that I think it should be counted. I'm pretty sure controlled tips are sometimes counted as...
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    Elite Eight Games

    Good point on that foul up 3. At the moment I thought it was a great call, obviously that back fired lol. I do think it's better to foul with a little less time than 6 seconds though.
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    Coaching Carousel

    I think this moves the needle for Nebraska to be consistently in the top half of the Big Ten. Hoiberg is a great hire for them and paired with their resources will be a dangerous combo.
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    Elite Eight Games

    I still believe that Haarms is criminally underutilized for Purdue. Edwards was sensational, but I think they needed to play through Haarms more. Edwards does things other players can't but just as much as he giveth he also taketh away with poor shot selection (aka being down 1 and chucking a...
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    Elite Eight Games

    IMO, Few has underachieved recently. I'd love to have that problem, but man, his team this year had enough talent to win it all.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2019)

    It seems as though it's possible we could get out of this offseason with 0 or maybe 1 transfer?
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    3/28 Games

    This is the worst I've ever seen a Beilein team play. They look horrible tonight. I think it's a combo of Texas Tech D & an off night. They look like their sleep walking.
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    3/28 Games

    He's a fantastic coach
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    Izzo outburst w/Aaron Henry

    Here's my quick thoughts. Izzo's point was that all professional places have expectations and accountability for an employee. This is reasonable and true, however, if the majority of any bosses delivered the message of dissatisfaction to their employee the way Izzo did, they would be fired for...
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    3/21 Games

    Caroline is being criminally underused In this game
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    3/15 Weekend Games

    How on earth does a 19-13 and 7-11 Oklahoma team get a better seed than 22-11 and 10-10 Iowa team??? Big Ten getting no love as per usual.
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    3/15 Weekend Games

    Little Richard is coaching em to their potential finally. Minnesota has looked very good.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Iowa

    Skip worries about size, almost every team we play gets whatever 3 point shots they want because our defense over extends. That & our help defense is horrific because we watch the ball and not ball and man