I live near Indy...you would really hate his daily show. When he has a guest, he is pretty good but when he has nothing scheduled he is a total jerk. My wife cringes if she gets in the car...my signal to change to music. I think he is a good analyst because he is a coach...and he is not afraid to call people out..like why weren't we doubling the little guy to get the ball out of his hands since he was killing usI mind Dakich, screw that guy. My sister lives in Indy and said he and his son are total tools privately.
We're Illinois. No way do we get something as good as Kofi for more than one year.Regardless of the outcome of this season, I really want to see Ayo go pro and bring in Miller and Curbelo. We need a true PG.
I still believe this team will figure things out and gel more, but I’m way more interested in year 2 of Kofi, and real, actual wing play along with Curbelo and Miller.
Just gotta avoid a disaster this year.
And to think our top 5 in the country backcourt has gotten punked twice by the only 2 decent teams we've played. Can't wait to see what we do against Maryland's backcourt on Saturday.What is everybody complaining about offense? that wasn’t a problem tonight defense was. We gave up 50 pts in the 1st half and at least 10 turnover, 9 in the 1st 9 minutes of the game. It’s guard play on offense and defense that is killing us. Ayo seems disinterested at times.
I haven’t seen a stat where we’re 3rd in the nation in scoring.He very well may be just that but on a 3rd in the nation scoring offense, not sure this means alot one way or another for us? His other traits outway his lack of scoring.
So you're citing the effort and intensity as the issue. I agree with you. I think Underwood agrees with you too. There's only so much time you can spend telling, screaming, preaching effort. The one part of BU that I don't question is how fiery and intense he is. He had to apologize last year for getting in guys faces. I forgot who it was that he lit up in public. It was a whole ordeal. Well, he's strayed from that. I think he knows that he has to pump up the volume a bit because these guys don't seem capable of taking it upon themselves to do so. The frustration we feel, I'm sure BU feels ten fold. It's his product on the floor.I was pretty worried about this bc of the long layover. Illini tend to not do well coming out of a long break. I think the talent on the team is there. The problem imo is the coaching. I think that's why the team is so inconsistent. Underwood has a great recruiting staff, but I was hoping the Illini were getting a good coach as well.
I think with this Illini team, if the intensity is there from the getgo, I think they can beat the Michigans and Marylands of the world. They just have to be consistent and bring the energy every time.
What team are you talking about? Kofi is the top 30 recruit.....who's the NBA first rounder and the best 6th man? I'm not seeing that.Not too many teams in the country have a top 30 recruit and NBA 1st rounder, an all B!G freshman and the conference's best 6th man in the backcourt.
Sorry, Ayo was #32 and haven't you seen on here he is squarely a first rounder )), plus not sure there was a better 6th man in the B!G last year than Feliz. If there was I'll take your suggestion.What team are you talking about? Kofi is the top 30 recruit.....who's the NBA first rounder and the best 6th man? I'm not seeing that.
Oops, sorry it was 2nd not 3rd....I haven’t seen a stat where we’re 3rd in the nation in scoring.
We may be Top 5 in the B1G, not the country. I actually like our chances alot better against Maryland than Miami guard play.And to think our top 5 in the country backcourt has gotten punked twice by the only 2 decent teams we've played. Can't wait to see what we do against Maryland's backcourt on Saturday.
Agreed on the top 4 and agreed that you don’t need marquee wins to dance, but the wins have to come from somewhere. The B1G schedule-makers did us no favors this year and we have a decidedly uphill climb.You can add Ohio State to that list. Needing 3 or 4 top tier wins is not necessary to get in to the dance. But we can talk bracketology later in the year.
All I know is it is way too early in the season to be saying things so definitively. Remember the Michigan game in football? Bad 1st half, good 2nd half. Maybe this is the basketball version.