Recent content by Austin

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    Coaching Carousel

    All good names. Still think UNC is a family first place. Previous mentions of Wes Miller make sense to me. He's got to be a top under 40 coach. Stackhouse doesnt do it for me, but who knows.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Is their a previous failed head coach that holds a higher standing than Groce for us? Weber's schtick got old, Self/Kruger left, and I feel no love lost for any of our football coaches. He genuinely seemed like a great guy, decent recruiter, but someone who didn't have the coaching chops to cut...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    I can't recall if Franklin ever played a lead guard role in IU's offense. Does he have any chance of doing so here? I think he's a take regardless, but getting a true CG would basically solidify the back court next year.
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    Maybe I worded that too strongly against Curbelo. If I had my choice, he'd be out there for 35 minutes a game, every game. I do agree he's our PG, full stop. The fact he averaged 2.7 fouls in 21.5 mins per game, means that if we expect him to up his minute total by 10, he's averaging 4 fouls a...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    If we're expecting Belo to play 30+ mins next year, his defense needs to a tick or two upward, similarly his fouling (or at least silly fouls) needs to trend the opposite way. In terms of the next couple years, especially next years team, an impact big is still solidly number 1 on my list. The...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    That team (minus the parentheticals) really seems like a wrong side of the bubble type team to me. That being said, I would be shocked if we dont add at least three more pieces that'll contribute next year. I believe, if Kofi does not return, we start at least 2 new comers next year.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Musellman would be my first choice if I was an IU fan. Disappointing end to his Nevada teams, but he has Arkansas humming quickly. Feels like he could be a BU-esque hire considering trajectory. Although, Brad Steven's barber's dog told my 2nd grade teacher he was interested in the IU job.
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    I basically only watch B1G basketball during the regular season, but try and watch a majority of march madness. Seeing how teams like FSU and Bama play (recency bias I know), make me wonder if that's where BU would like to be. Maybe you have 1 guy on the court short than 6'5", but 3 and D and...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (March 2021)

    This doesn't exactly fit this thread, but what stopped Winston from going pro early? Seems like Curbelo is on a similar if not better trajectory. I'd assume 3 pt stroke at this point. You can never have too many PGs. I'd rather force a PG to play off ball than vice versa, especially after...
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    No reason to pay Dalton 10m to be a bridge QB when you literally have someone who is at least as good as him rostered in Foles. Unless they move on from Foles this season, the move is absolutely baffling (assuming you want to be competitive). Spend half that (or less), get a career backup, and...
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    3/9 Games

    Gonzaga has quality players, 1-5. I'm not clear on their depth, but they have as good a starting 5 as any out there. Our team has clearly showed it's capable of handling top talent teams, but Gonzaga is deserving of a top 3 ranking at minimum. BYU shot lights out for an entire half and Gonzaga...
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    Coaching Carousel

    All excellent points. Hard to see a coach leave a team who is poised to still be a B1G contending team next year, with the resources/AD we have, and at his age. Regardless of if it's his home, KSU is in bad shape. It would be just as, if not more, of a monumental task to dig KSU out as it was...
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    Let's talk about Bruce Weber

    I remember thinking that Weber/KSU had probably the luckiest draw of any team in tournament history. They won their opening round game, played a 16 seed, had to beat a goodish kentucky team, then had an 11 seed for a shot at a FF game against a 3 seed. Thats about as easy as it gets. Webers...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Those are three large and's. He's capable, but an Ayo trajectory seems more likely.
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    3/8 Polls - Illinois #3 in AP Poll

    Seems unlikely, but I think it would be incredibly close if that scenario plays out.