Chester Frazier joins Illinois coaching staff

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I love this, add Roger and we have a major future maybe even a future HC for the Illini who was an Illini? I am 60 I donā€™t remember that ever, maybe Doug Mills 75 years ago?
 
#107      
I love this, add Roger and we have a major future maybe even a future HC for the Illini who was an Illini? I am 60 I donā€™t remember that ever, maybe Doug Mills 75 years ago?
Harry Combes played basketball at Ilinois and was coach for 20 years until 1967...do you still remember Lou Henson??? :ROFLMAO:
 
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What has Chester Frazier done or what is he known for at this moment in coaching other than being an alum? Maybe we want to work that area? But man, I have to say that this is looks like a step down from either of the two coaches we lost.
This is for anyone not real familiar with Chester. Pretty well dogged by a lot of fans first 3 years. Senior season led one of Illinois's grittiest teams to a 24-10, 11-7 season, 5 seed. Nice team but had no business being this good except for Chester and Trent Meacham. One of my all time favorite teams. This is a copy/paste of an article written by Paul Klee. Kind of long, but well worth the read if you want to know Chester a bit. Enjoy!
 

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chrisRunner7

Spokane, WA
This is for anyone not real familiar with Chester. Pretty well dogged by a lot of fans first 3 years. Senior season led one of Illinois's grittiest teams to a 24-10, 11-7 season, 5 seed. Nice team but had no business being this good except for Chester and Trent Meacham. One of my all time favorite teams. This is a copy/paste of an article written by Paul Klee. Kind of long, but well worth the read if you want to know Chester a bit. Enjoy!
That was such a great article. It's still online here btw... read it last night. Did not remember Jamar came to him for help after the wreck with Carlwell.
 
#110      
This is for anyone not real familiar with Chester. Pretty well dogged by a lot of fans first 3 years. Senior season led one of Illinois's grittiest teams to a 24-10, 11-7 season, 5 seed. Nice team but had no business being this good except for Chester and Trent Meacham. One of my all time favorite teams. This is a copy/paste of an article written by Paul Klee. Kind of long, but well worth the read if you want to know Chester a bit. Enjoy!
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Why did I cut onions reading that article, silly choice.
 
#112      
Was looking on the Virginia Tech forum thread (https://247sports.com/college/virginia-tech/board/59428/Contents/chester-frazier--165014683/?page=1). Chester Frazier definitely left a good impression there. It's kind of funny, you could change the school names, they were having the exact same discussion we were about losing assistant coaches. Of course, and I realize it just happened, their thread is only four pages long compared to the hundred plus pages over two threads on ours. Frazier is a great hire. He has a great defensive mind as a coach, and a passion for the school.
To me the last part of your post is what separates him from OA and Chin. All great coaches, but Chester bleeds orange and blue.
 
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To me the last part of your post is what separates him from OA and Chin. All great coaches, but Chester bleeds orange and blue.
I think Illinois can be a bit of a tough sell vs some of the other schools, mostly in regard to the college town and proximity to bigger cities. His absolute belief in UI and his apparent undying loyalty will be a huge strength with recruiting, happy to have him back. Helluva leader and competitor, probably HC material reallll soon.
 
#125      
Yep my Dad used to say that all the time and I'd think to myself, "or they become a friggin' knowitall critic like you Dad." Never said it to his face because he like to punch me.

I think Chet is young enough that he can SHOW our guards all kinds of good stuff.

"No, THIS is the way you do it. Drive to the basket and score like this, it'll work better with you because you are taller than me." etc. etc.

"what? you're complaining about a stupid treadmill? Jeeeshh"
Just to chime in I always hated that expression. It smacks of either anti-intellectualism or an excuse to marginalize teachers to justify underpaying them.