Of course if the coaching change hadn't happened, that would provide cover for the university to consider just not releasing him, though I don't think that would be a positive development either.Cuonzo (or his people) getting into the ear of JT's dad is the reason he asked to be released. The coaching change just became his out. I firmly believe if Groce was still our coach the same scenario plays out.
+1. Hard to believe I'm reading this stuff. I'm going with Whitman's intellect and strategies. He got played? Like he didn't contemplate any of these scenarios? Okay. Time will tell.I sincerely doubt Walker guaranteed anything. Saying he's useless unless he brings us 2 players is nonsense.
No offer from UI.Kareem Brewton commits to Memphis....6'3 Juco being recruited by Illinois? I know right?
http://247sports.com/player/kareem-brewton-46039297, who knew? Missed that one in the past?
How do you know he's way more enamored with MSU? Everyone is guessing, no one really knows whats going on. We are used to getting passed over so it feels like that, not sure its true though. I have heard tons of different things about Smith, i dont know who to believe.This really bothers me.
The guy is barely a blip on MSU's radar while we're falling over ourselves for him. Yet he's way more enamoured with East Lansing, and he's probably going to commit this weekend (whether or not he announces it).
All this J.Walker bashing must stop.I don't know the details of Walker's contract, but is there any chance Underwood cans him if he fails to deliver either Smith or Walker? It seems to me as if that was a major reason he was hired.
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This is done with transfers, I assume, because of competitive advantage. We might "block" a transfer to Mizzou or Iowa because we play against them. The scouting and familiarity are risks.I think I've heard of schools releasing a player but blocking them signing with specific schools. I guess that's just transfers, any way they can do that with recruits that signed loi?
Your whining about Jamall Walker borders on farcical. By all accounts he's a good coach and a good recruiter with connections to a lot of players. The "precious resources" have not been squandered. Get a grip you can't force 18 year old kids to honor their word.
No, not really. There is an option to allow them to be recruited without giving them a full release, but that's not a realistic option in most cases, IMO. In the end either you release them or you don't.I think I've heard of schools releasing a player but blocking them signing with specific schools. I guess that's just transfers, any way they can do that with recruits that signed loi?
There are a "bunch of other guys" on here that you haven't heard of?I don't know what that means except that he's listed with a bunch of other guys I've never heard of so I doubt we were after him.
ESL area is up and coming as far as potential players now and to come...Walker is also well liked in many other circles and with many other players. Many of whom are sticking to their commitments.All this J.Walker bashing must stop.
1. Underwood has known and had relationship with him for a while.
2. He has close relationships with current players(huge) and current recruits.
3. He is a good Coach and mentor.
4. He has recruiting connections in key areas.
If you think he was hired solely for Tilmon and Smith you're wrong!!
Yeah, I'm talking about the "Scout Look" section, which I assume means guys they've checked out but aren't really pursuing. Look at those rankings, 200, 300, 400....these aren't high major players.There are a "bunch of other guys" on here that you haven't heard of?
I don't think there is another guy that I haven't heard of the ILLINI showing interest in, in the past?