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#303      
Never in the history of sports fandom anywhere has the topic of Assistant Coaches been debated more lustfully and intelligently than right here. Two big thumbs up to Illini Nation once again.

Why such enthusiasm over ‘Assistants’? This issue is seen as a Rorschach test for the health and future of the program. And, in fact, it is. To some degree.

Still, the foundational layers of the Head Coach and Athletic Director remain the most important. Everyone is replaceable. But the replacements of any part need to be of the same or better quality for the health of the machine.
 
#305      
Decatur
I am all in if he will promise to give the opposing coach a hard chest bump to start the intros
All I'll say that is that Hokie fans absolutely love Chester Frazier out here. I've seen and heard it myself. He would be a rockstar addition to our staff. One of the best defensive players I've ever seen play for us and it looks like he can coach it as well.

Get Mennenga as well and we're in great shape. Get it done BU and JW
 
#307      
For those of us in the laughable position of not seeing why we should be excited about Chester coming in as AC can you enlighten us to why this is a slam dunk?

Alumni with p5 experience as an assistant coach at KSU under Weber and VaTech. So that's not nothing. But it feels like a downgrade from OA/Chin/Gentry. Maybe downgrade was inevitable, but it doesn't scream great hire unless alumni was one of your criteria.

Looking forward to getting excited about Chester coming back.
Did I highlight the objection?
 
#308      
Never in the history of sports fandom anywhere has the topic of Assistant Coaches been debated more lustfully and intelligently than right here. Two big thumbs up to Illini Nation once again.

Why such enthusiasm over ‘Assistants’? This issue is seen as a Rorschach test for the health and future of the program. And, in fact, it is. To some degree.

Still, the foundational layers of the Head Coach and Athletic Director remain the most important. Everyone is replaceable. But the replacements of any part need to be of the same or better quality for the health of the machine.

Let's not say things we can't take back.
 
#309      
Ordained Dudeist Priest
Johns Creek, GA
Never in the history of sports fandom anywhere has the topic of Assistant Coaches been debated more lustfully and intelligently than right here. Two big thumbs up to Illini Nation once again.

Why such enthusiasm over ‘Assistants’? This issue is seen as a Rorschach test for the health and future of the program. And, in fact, it is. To some degree.

Still, the foundational layers of the Head Coach and Athletic Director remain the most important. Everyone is replaceable. But the replacements of any part need to be of the same or better quality for the health of the machine.
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#312      
of all of the ex illini out there with resumes that could get them an interview even if they weren’t former illini, don’t think that CF is one of them. roger, jerrance, randle, yes. if we need to take a shot on an under qualified guy because they “connect with recruits” why not Dee?

i forgot... “the incident” that no one will talk about and knows no details about but has somehow resulted in his banishment
So you don't think Frazier is qualified to be considered for an AC position, but you would take 2 individuals with character issues and an NBA assistant with no college coaching experience over him? Glad you're not the AD. Most people assumed that Coleman was hired to please the Fire coaches. He still hasn't shown he would be a better hire than Frazier. Maybe it's time to hire assistants that don't cater to one Chicago AAU team over another. I think the only way you get Powell to come to Illinois is the day he's named HC.
 
#315      
An offer? from one meeting? Brad has communicated with numerous different coaches.
Awful lot of smoke with at least one assistant spot. Speculation on names, though. I figured it had to be Frazier after meeting with Underwood in Chicago. If it's not, what are other names to keep an eye on?
 
#324      
The public facing Kentucky insiders definitely seem to suck at their jobs (not that Chin isn’t leaving). Based on that one free day of 247 though, that Kentucky insider seems to be fairly well connected