Recent content by bluemountain

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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    He actually started on the 2002 team that was Final 4 quality. He obviously developed his game over the years but he was quite good as a frosh; I want to say he scored close to 20 points in one of the tourney games
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    2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

    And it was 49-0 at the half!
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    2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

    You see this happen a lot - a coach catches lightning in a bottle and has a great season, school panics and breaks the bank to keep him, coach never replicates that level of success. It would be the equivalent of us paying Saban $ for Zook after the 2007 season or Coach K $ for Weber after...
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    2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

    Minor quibble, but RT was here for 8 years and RZ for 7 years, both within the last 20 years
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    This is the deepest team we have had since 84-85 (yes I've been around a while). The second 5 on that team was Tony Wy, Scott Haffner, Snake, Meents and Tom Schaefer - 3 future NBA'ers on our 2nd team that year.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Those two events are pretty indicative of someone's speed and athleticism, and I was being charitable when I said they were mediocre. Those #'s wouldn't place in a dual meet between Gibson City and Hoopeston. Given his offer list those were probably from a single meet he participated in as a...
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    2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

    Bill Snyder could very well be the greatest coach in CFB history. K-State was without question the worst D1 FB school in history - not sure anyone was even close. So Snyder comes in and from 93-2000 won 9+ games each year, with 4 straight 11 win seasons. After a mediocre 2001, he won 11 in...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread

    Total stud. Would have been a 5* under today's rating system. Was Nick Connor from Canton as well? Harv landed some serious talent early in his tenure here
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Those are very, very mediocre #'s. I was a distance runner and had better sprint #'s than that. On the flip side, nice offer list!
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    Illini Women's Basketball 2021-2022

    Is it just me, or do we finally seem to be headed in the right direction with WBB?
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    Illinois 14, Minnesota 6 Postgame

    Outside of incompetence, we have lacked an identity for a long, long time. There is no question that BB is changing that
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    Rutgers 20, Illinois 14 Postgame

    A different way to look at this is that other than Charlotte we have been at a talent disadvantage in each of our games this year; in some cases the disadvantage has been pretty significant. Yet other than against UVA and the 2nd half against UW we have been in the game until the very end. So...
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    Don't sell PU short. Painter is (IMO) the best coach in the league and they are very talented
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Didn't realize he was Scott Kehoe's son - he was a year behind me in school - heck of an O-Lineman
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    Art Sitkowski out for season (broken arm)

    Poor kid; had a feeling it was broken when I saw the replay of him hitting the ground. Hope he has a full recovery