I never remember Snacks being a walk-on. I thought he was always a scholarship player.Howard was good for our program his senior year. I think he was instrumental in getting players to buy in as a walk on.
However as an assistant here from my perspective he was not a good fit and was part of the problem under Weber
It will be interesting why he left
Only certain Illini fans think Howard was a "proven top recruiter". Townsend was the coach that brought in top talent at KU. If you think Howard did good work at Illinois, you don't know much about the guy. His behavior as an assistant coach should have gotten him fired.Some of the comments above are uncalled for. Howard is a proven top recruiter, who had a hand in bringing many McD AAs to KU and UT. Plus, he is an alum and a former AC who did good work here.
At the gym I work out at, they put at least three trash cans on the BB court and have the kids dribble around them during agility drills, so I'll pass on your complement to them. LOLYou could have 3 trash cans as assistants at KU and Bill would still bring in McDs AAs. Also Wayne did a majority of the leg work here with recruits
I thought that 24 hr cascade of BP, JB, and DJ came shortly after Jerrance was hired and credited in part to that.Snacks bolstered (heavy-lifted?) Weber's recruiting efforts for a time here. We were ready to make him HCIW at the time. Remember the Orange lowrider pic that circulated here? I don't like speaking against the character of a former staff who left on good terms.
Seriously? None of these guys were that good and they were all saddled with Weber's personality in the closing area.Jay Price never got the credit he deserved as a recruiter. Fans thought that Howard was the hot shot recruiter, but Wayne and Jay did a lot of the work.
I can't find anything on Jay after UofI, basketball or otherwise. Impressive.
He was the girls basketball coach at St. Thomas More starting in 2014 LINKI can't find anything on Jay after UofI, basketball or otherwise. Impressive.
[Or I'm having a bad Google day.]
Not sure when he stopped coaching college, but he was the maitre d at Houlihans for a while. I walked in and made idle chit chat with him, and then he awkwardly showed us to our table. I assumed he was waiting for someone important, but it turned out he worked there. Is he still coaching the girls team at St. Thomas More?
Seems like a natural progression after his Bill Self tutelage??Looks like Snacks wants to be an agent now:
I never said they were great recruiters, but Jay Price was a better coach than he was given credit for. Jay made a decision concerning his career. Sometimes a bad experience makes a person evaluate what they want to do in life.
I hit a drive right over Jay's head back in the day at an Illini Rebounders scramble. He was really nice about it as I apologized. I liked that guy after thinking I almost injured him.