Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

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I think 3 B1G schools will be right around the Top 5 at the end of the season. Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue. Maybe Michigan as well but I guess I'm lower on them than most. Imo Gonzaga and Texas will be the best non-B1G teams.
UCLA should be pretty tough as well.
 
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Anyone else noticing they have a medically necessary need for pharmacological intervention for OCD - currently resulting in constantly refreshing this thread awaiting “the announcement”?
 
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what is almost lost in all our happiness that he’s picked us over going to UK, is that he’s also picked us over going pro .

3 weeks ago very few of us thought he would ever be on our roster again .

we are a legit top 10 team and should be in the top 3 in the B1G , and perhaps as good as last years team .
Will be better than last year.
 
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I'd have preferred a slightly less depressing first two years, ideally. But if that house cleaning was a necessary step to righting the ship as squarely as we have, then it's totally worth it.
I wonder if even Underwood was surprised at the overwhelming lack of talent he was given to work with when he arrived at a Big Ten state school.
 
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I'd have preferred a slightly less depressing first two years, ideally. But if that house cleaning was a necessary step to righting the ship as squarely as we have, then it's totally worth it.
I definitely understood the first two terrible years and was patient. Season 3 was huge b/c you could see Brad's moves come to fruition.
 
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I wonder if even Underwood was surprised at the overwhelming lack of talent he was given to work with when he arrived at a Big Ten state school.
I wouldn't necessarily say lack of talent. We were probably below average there but not bottom of the barrel. I think a bigger issue was lack of discipline and culture. We weren't a Big Ten Championship caliber roster (nowhere close) but we were better (on paper) than the records we produced. Coaching matters.
 
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what is almost lost in all our happiness that he’s picked us over going to UK, is that he’s also picked us over going pro .

3 weeks ago very few of us thought he would ever be on our roster again .

we are a legit top 10 team and should be in the top 3 in the B1G , and perhaps as good as last years team .
I agree with you for the most part. I think that, when the NBA didn't pan out the way he wanted, he, or someone close to him, said he should look at UK. That's where OA is, and it's, arguably, a higher-profile program than Illinois. He, or someone, thought he would get more exposure there, which would help him with the NBA, and he would be around a couple of familiar coaches. If what we've read is true, OA discouraged him from transferring, knowing that he will be an All American here, his NIL money will be much higher than at UK, and that Tim Anderson is the guy to prepare him for the NBA. We'll never know when he actually made the decision to come back (if he does), but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the hype of the past few weeks has been solely for the purpose of amping up his profile locally and nationally to make him a marketing juggernaut. Let's hope he can focus on basketball with everything else going on around him.
 
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