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    Your new Illinois football Offensive Juggernaut.....we get off the bus running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    Why would you think I lived in FL?

    I somehow have you figured as a varsity HS or perhaps Community College Head Coach for a baseball team. I thought you alluded to it but I think now I must have misinterpreted that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunky Porkstacker View Post
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    Your new Illinois football Offensive Juggernaut.....we get off the bus running.
    They should. It's worked for Wisconsin since Alvarez was hired as HC. Nothing fancy. Just solid.

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    I somehow have you figured as a varsity HS or perhaps Community College Head Coach for a baseball team. I thought you alluded to it but I think now I must have misinterpreted that.
    What's that got to do with living in FL? Perhaps all the info I had on the Rays? I do have good connections at the pro level at least better than the overwhelming majority who post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    What's that got to do with living in FL? Perhaps all the info I had on the Rays? I do have good connections at the pro level at least better than the overwhelming majority who post here.
    That you seem to be coaching a lot and in the midwest that really can't happen for several months a year. No biggie. I really did think though that you lived in FLA.

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    Wow... a truly uninspiring hire.

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    Wow... a truly uninspiring hire.
    Did you expect more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimer View Post
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    Wow... a truly uninspiring hire.
    What's "uninspiring" about it? The instant national recognition? The ability to go into any living room in America to recruit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett05 View Post
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    That you seem to be coaching a lot and in the midwest that really can't happen for several months a year. No biggie. I really did think though that you lived in FLA.

    Well I am a hitting coach and do clinics. That type of stuff is done in batting cages and gyms in the cold months.

    edit: I was lightly recruited for a FL HS VC gig and turned the idea off due to family. Otherwise I would have done it in a heartbeat.
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    The threads were speculation before, Gale. Now they even have a picture of Whitman and Smith signing the contracts and the introductory presser will be at 2p.
    Thanks Parade.

    Even though, like you said, I posted the "official" news, I still received red dot negs. The same posters over and over again ... smh.

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    I don't understand why you wouldn't have thought this wasn't already posted. Only a moron would have to post this again.
    Dude, I don't post as much anymore because you and a couple others keep red dot negging me. You just did it again, even though I was the first to post the "official" news on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalePayton View Post
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    Thanks Parade.

    Even though, like you said, I posted the "official" news, I still received red dot negs. The same posters over and over again ... smh.
    From who? For what post?

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    From who? For what post?
    I don't want to rat the guy out. Not a big deal, man.

    I was red dot negged and called dumb for post #32. I "officially" broke the news a couple posts prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    What's "uninspiring" about it?
    Smith's HC record since 2007?

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    The instant national recognition?
    This isn't Steve Spurrier going back to college after a very successful track record. Smith has no record to speak of at the college level and his NFL reputation has been tarnished over the past several years. I really don't think his name carries the weight you think it might ala 2005-2006.

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    The ability to go into any living room in America to recruit?
    Again, there's no track record here to speak of. It seems like you're simply asserting it because you want it to be true. I wish the guy all the best, and hope he does well, but I just don't get the raging optimism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbeard View Post
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    Smith's HC record since 2007?



    This isn't Steve Spurrier going back to college after a very successful track record. Smith has no record to speak of at the college level and his NFL reputation has been tarnished over the past several years. I really don't think his name carries the weight you think it might ala 2005-2006.



    Again, there's no track record here to speak of. It seems like you're simply asserting it because you want it to be true. I wish the guy all the best, and hope he does well, but I just don't get the raging optimism.
    You don't get the raging optimism because you don't understand UIUC. Everyone from the OSU boards to B&B are praising this move, yet here you are.

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    Wow... a truly uninspiring hire.
    48 hours ago, conventional thinking was:

    a) Cubit would be here two years
    b) We would be bad, and the rebuild wouldn't even start until 2 years from now
    c) The school wouldn't make coaching changes due to budget constraints
    d) The new AD was hired because he'd be happy just to have the job, and be a Yes man, and he won't be allowed to make moves
    e) The Administration simply does not care about athletics and won't address them

    ALL of those have been blown up with this move.

    Inspiring to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    You don't get the raging optimism because you don't understand UIUC. Everyone from the OSU boards to B&B are praising this move, yet here you are.
    I dunno, I spent 13 years growing up in IL, most of my friends went there, and my brother got his undergrad, Masters, and PhD from there. I think I've got as decent a handle on it as anyone else--without the orange glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbeard View Post
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    I dunno, I spent 13 years growing up in IL, most of my friends went there, and my brother got his undergrad, Masters, and PhD from there. I think I've got as decent a handle on it as anyone else--without the orange glasses.
    So IOW B&B and all the other positive media who have been negative about IL, but like this move and think its positive so they must have orange glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    So IOW B&B and all the other positive media who have been negative about IL, but like this move and think its positive so they must have orange glasses.
    Now where did I say it wasn't a positive move? It absolutely is. I just don't think it's going to end up nearly as good as you think it is. I think it moves the chains 15-20 yards so to speak, but it isn't a 40 yard TD pass to win the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbeard View Post
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    Now where did I say it wasn't a positive move? It absolutely is. I just don't think it's going to end up nearly as good as you think it is. I think it moves the chains 15-20 yards so to speak, but it isn't a 40 yard TD pass to win the game.
    Who needs 40 yards? I mentioned previously about Illinois being in the B1G West and you chose to ignore that information so you could rant about Lovie's record on the NFL. His record in the NFL isn't going to impact his record at UIUC. Pete Carroll was canned in NE and succeeded at USC. No one expects Smith to beat Saban in the National Championship game. Getting IL on track like Alvarez did at Wisconsin is doable. Start getting 6-6 and 7-5 and go from there. He can do that the first 2-3 years and hopefully the recruiting classes improve the first couple of years. Surely he can do better than the majority of 2 stars that Cubit was bringing in this season. He isn't going to be losing recruiting battles to Miznoz. Compare him to Zook, Beckman, Cubit. This man is ahead of them in how he presents himself to the public. That translates positively.

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    $4 mil assistant coach pool. That is 3rd in B1G behind Michigan and OSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parade_Rain View Post
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    What's "uninspiring" about it? The instant national recognition? The ability to go into any living room in America to recruit?
    The fact that Smith has zero connection to the current college game and is a retread NFL coach when there are better options at the college level.

    I almost forgot that you are a blind Illini homer though. Have fun.

    Can't wait until Groce gets fired and is replaced by Vinny DelNegro

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