I think Mark Smith as "the next Jason Kidd" became a punchline. I think the Hutch stuff is meant as good, positive, fun. Because most of us are legitimately excited to see him play, and hopeful that he is as good as we've heard. I think everyone appreciates that he's stuck with the Illini, and that the Illini have stuck with him. It's all good.Personally I think these Hutch jokes have run their course. If I were him I'd be pi$$ed that my name has been turned into a punchline. Let's just wait and see how he pans out.
It’s going to be a mess! The dirty will prosper and everyone else will falter.I agree Illinois will do well under the new system, but, coupled with the new transfer rule, I see a bidding war not only for recruits, but for transfers after the freshman year What kind of offers $$$$$. might a player like Curbelo be seeing right now?