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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:21 AM   #601
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"Loyalty After Dark" should be renamed "Loyalty In the Dark"
Thanks for the chuckle!
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:24 AM   #602
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Hey guys,

Iím gonna be a freshman next year and want to manage. What steps should I take to make that happen?
Start here:



Sarcasm aside, maybe the DIA? Or just go to the basketball offices and find a manager. They will fill you in on what you need to do.

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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:26 AM   #603
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Iím gonna be a freshman next year and want to manage. What steps should I take to make that happen?
Contact Joey Biggs and Patrick Schulte. Their emails are publicly available on the coaching website. It's mostly a who you know thing so contact them and see what the deal is and if they have openings.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:33 AM   #604
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Lol these are Underwoods own guys.
Really? I must've missed Coach U recruiting Lucas, Black and Finke to Illinois.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:39 AM   #605
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Where is FiberGuru when we need a hug?
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:42 AM   #606
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Where is FiberGuru when we need a hug?
Yeah, the rumors aren't passing through quickly enough. FiberGuru can help move things along.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 10:46 AM   #607
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Hey guys,

Iím gonna be a freshman next year and want to manage. What steps should I take to make that happen?
Take a treadmill repair class at the local CC this summer.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 11:54 AM   #608
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Trent
Ayo
AJ
Kipper
Ebo

This should be pretty easy to see , now after that we rotate people , which who ever gets hot will get minutes, or defense situations. BU needs to see how different group's work together, at times we may need different sets, his coaching and staff need to shake it out, 8 man rotation would be ideal, with others getting minutes, not always same 8 will start out but once he gets them in flow, it will give guys stability to get consistent sets.

It may be we have more than 8, but not sure if that works as well, maybe we might get 10 average 10 minutes/game. Hard to keep everyone happy, just want to see good defense, low turnovers. We get to that point the rest will take care of itself. Can't get here soon enough.
If we can start 8 people we may have a chance in some games we shouldn't. Then again, look at Minnesota and Alabama.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:10 PM   #609
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Ebo's a Chin guy, right?

I think this is all smoke. Why would he wait until now to transfer? Unless there is some sort of personal/family situation that doesn't involve basketball at all.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:15 PM   #610
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Trent
Ayo
AJ
Kipper
Ebo

This should be pretty easy to see , now after that we rotate people , which who ever gets hot will get minutes, or defense situations. BU needs to see how different group's work together, at times we may need different sets, his coaching and staff need to shake it out, 8 man rotation would be ideal, with others getting minutes, not always same 8 will start out but once he gets them in flow, it will give guys stability to get consistent sets.

It may be we have more than 8, but not sure if that works as well, maybe we might get 10 average 10 minutes/game. Hard to keep everyone happy, just want to see good defense, low turnovers. We get to that point the rest will take care of itself. Can't get here soon enough.
Feliz will start.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:24 PM   #611
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Hoping the Ebo stuff is all smoke because he did a bit more for us last year than I thought he would. No, I didn't have any knowledge, I was just guarded in my expectations. When a freshman big comes in and contributes, I get just a bit more excited about his future.

Certainly hope that future is with us, as it seems to me to be a brighter future.

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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:39 PM   #612
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Can't really think of any valid reasons why Ebo would leave.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:42 PM   #613
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Can't really think of any valid reasons why Ebo would leave.
Yeah, I'm gonna choose not to believe this for the moment.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:42 PM   #614
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The only thing that bothers me is that Ebo hasn’t put out anything stating he isn’t transferring.....
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 01:47 PM   #615
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Maybe the coaching staff pulled a move I remember seeing from an early season of game of thrones...

They are trying to figure out who leaks info since they like to be tight lipped about their team/processes so they told several different reporters/writers/bloggers that a player was transferring.

A different player per writer/blogger.

Now they have found their leak!

I’m mostly kidding...work is slowish today.

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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:14 PM   #616
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Iím gonna be a freshman next year and want to manage. What steps should I take to make that happen?
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Take a treadmill repair class at the local CC this summer.

That's some good stuff, right there.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:15 PM   #617
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Basketball will play a Big Ten game at United Center this season. Will bring a nonconference game back to Champaign. Whitman wants fans to know that the 20-game B1G schedule gave Illinois an extra home game.
https://twitter.com/JWerner247/statu...55971224211460
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:19 PM   #618
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Can't really think of any valid reasons why Ebo would leave.
I can't either. FWLIW, there is a poster on the other board that sometimes seems to know what he is talking about. He mentioned a couple of months ago that Ebo might leave but probably not until next year, presumably because his playing time would decrease if he was recruited over. Who knows, the timing of him leaving now certainly doesn't seem to make sense.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:20 PM   #619
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Can't really think of any valid reasons why Ebo would leave.
Plus, if he was going to leave, why in the heck would he wait until June to do it?????
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:25 PM   #620
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Maybe the coaching staff pulled a move I remember seeing from an early season of game of thrones...
Me if I see Ebo's raven announcing that he's transferring.

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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:29 PM   #621
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Basketball will play a Big Ten game at United Center this season. Will bring a nonconference game back to Champaign. Whitman wants fans to know that the 20-game B1G schedule gave Illinois an extra home game.
https://twitter.com/JWerner247/statu...55971224211460
This is a really, really smart way out of the great Illinois non-conference scheduling dilemma.

Braggin' Rights, a holiday tournament, Big Ten/ACC, the Gavitt Games, a UC game, PLUS the return game you have to schedule to get anyone to come to the UC was way, way too much.

We always ended up trying to awkwardly split the difference on opponents which led to embarrassing attendance and all these weird neutral site road games for no apparent reason.

Moving a conference game doesn't require you to give away any return games, you're able to pick the right opponents to bring some but not too many opposing fans (I bet you a million internet points it will be Ohio State this year, and Maryland at some point in the future), and with the 20 game schedule you aren't cannibalizing the slate for your Central Illinois core audience and leaving them with nothing but cupcakes until January.

And the new combo of the B1G/ACC and Gavitt Games gives you something resembling one marquee SFC non-conference game a year, so you don't need to go around finding power conference home-and-homes.

Whitman is really good at this you guys.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:37 PM   #622
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The only thing that bothers me is that Ebo hasnít put out anything stating he isnít transferring.....
Why should he have to do that? To appease a message board? If players and coaches spent time to squash every message board rumor that popped up, they'd never have time for basketball.

Also, for what it's worth, someone reported on here yesterday that he said on some kind of Instagram stream not to believe the rumors. I obviously can't confirm that, of course.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 02:41 PM   #623
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This is a really, really smart way out of the great Illinois non-conference scheduling dilemma.

Braggin' Rights, a holiday tournament, Big Ten/ACC, the Gavitt Games, a UC game, PLUS the return game you have to schedule to get anyone to come to the UC was way, way too much.

We always ended up trying to awkwardly split the difference on opponents which led to embarrassing attendance and all these weird neutral site road games for no apparent reason.

Moving a conference game doesn't require you to give away any return games, you're able to pick the right opponents to bring some but not too many opposing fans (I bet you a million internet points it will be Ohio State this year, and Maryland at some point in the future), and with the 20 game schedule you aren't cannibalizing the slate for your Central Illinois core audience and leaving them with nothing but cupcakes until January.

And the new combo of the B1G/ACC and Gavitt Games gives you something resembling one marquee SFC non-conference game a year, so you don't need to go around finding power conference home-and-homes.

Whitman is really good at this you guys.
Good analysis! I hope they move one of the games over break when the students are gone.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 03:03 PM   #624
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Good analysis! I hope they move one of the games over break when the students are gone.
Yup, seems most likely.
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 03:06 PM   #625
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If Ebo is leaving, youíd have to wonder if they knew about it during the Francis recruitment. Would be hard to not sell having literally all the playing time you want.


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