"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 week 1 day ago||I'll take a point.||
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm generally of the same mindset as you,||
but I think Beilein has already gambled on Wagner's upside simply by burning his redshirt already. Best case scenario for him at this point is a contribution like Caris in his freshman year, which would be great to get off the bench in someone who can play the 5.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So far||
I'd rank the teams as follows
1. Brian (Overall best backcourt, I think Williams will be good this year)
2. Ace (Good wings, but no centers yet)
3. Alex (seems to have best options for a diverse frontcourt)
4. Seth (best centers, but McIntosh over SoboCop??)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Overall, great news!||
Really happy that we get to have Beilein around for a few more years, and very clearly this is his last stop.
One potential downside is that I'd say this puts a damper on a "coach in waiting" situation with Jordan or BA to immediately follow Beilein. But that may be for the best, we will have to see.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oooooh||
This will be fun to revisit come March....
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe didn't phrase properly||
I didn't see highlights including him dunking, and I wanted to pass that interpretation along to say that he's maybe not as athletic at this point as some other similarly sized prospects in the class. Not saying he can't dunk or that he will never dunk in his collegiate career, just saying it wasn't in the film I watched. And yeah, maybe he doesn't need/want to.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Seems consensus top 100||
Aside from Rivals which has him at 105. Can't find him on ESPN.
My uneducated take from two highlight reels is he is a shooter. Long range and mid-range. Can get close to the hoop, but doesn't seem to quite be able to dunk it. Also capable of distributing the ball. I'd say he fills sort of a MAAR role or Stu Douglass where you could slot him at the point in a pinch, but you'd rather he play the off-guard spot ideally.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||this will go well||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||One note||
Jordan Poole is from WI, not OH. Despite the fact that we have indeed gotten many recruits from there recently.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Additionally||
Evan Flood, who made a post saying the latest intel had Simpson going to Wisconsin hours ago, made a crystal ball pick to Michigan just recently as well. I'd say we can maybe get a little optimistic here.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||2:30 pm|
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I 100% agree||
I actually like his game a lot. Certainly hope we can generate some positive buzz. I just didn't want people to think he was a 5 star by accident.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||There's a Scout article||
from Snow and Daniels saying Michigan may have made a late push.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||"Update on top 15 PG Xavier Simpson"||
To be fair, he is top 15 at his position, but he's not top 15 overall. May be an exciting day.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, this is one of the reasons||
why I'm not upset about the lack of media availability while the sub is "submerged." The main thing we might be getting more of is insider impressions of camp. But the media interviews are not going to be interesting information. At least not to me.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||If I may be so bold||
I don't think you necessarily help your case by giving one edit that's legit and one that's fake. For what it's worth, I hope there is some good news coming our way, but I won't be buckling quite yet.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Indeed.||
I believe it's possible for people to re-evaluate their stance after an event as likely frustrating as the Battle/Langford situation was.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Was an interesting tidbit indeed.||
Davis reclassifying only allows you to take your PG in 2016. Then I think you start looking at an expectation that someone is going pro after this season (likely Irvin). Going to be interesting beyond that.
That said, I'm all for taking another wing in 2016 if it means we can get Coffey or Bridges.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I missed these.||
Glad they are back.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I had forgotten||
How quickly I could scroll through and skim who picked whom.
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||Didn't see the Coffey tweet, so didn't know if I could say it.||
But wow his film looks great. I'd actually prefer him as a SG/wing prospect in the class over Battle. Maybe not as much as Langford, but his film looks great. I guess the question is if the ACL potentially becomes a larger issue. Hopefully not.
|22 weeks 58 min ago||We knew||
a lot of the rumblings, but maybe soon we will start getting some clarity on what that was all about. I am buckling down for this one.
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Insert||
*Oh Long Johnson Cat.gif*
|22 weeks 1 day ago||This||
is why I think the SEC and ACC can go stuff their opinions on satellite camps.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||In after||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah,||
At this point I think I can point to nearly any fandom of any book series, video game, tv show, movie, etc. and find a lot of divisive discussion at play. I understand they are "fanatics" and not "rationals" but it feels slightly worse now than in recent memory.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Some interesting videos||
on HBO's youtube channel. Some 30 second character spots for the four main actors (Farrell, McAdams, Vaughn, and Kitsch). Have to say they got me a little more excited for learning more about the other characters than I was before.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Will be compared to Season 1||
By pretty much everyone early on. In that sense it's probably a small step down so far, but it's still very enjoyable TV. I will say I latched onto Colin Farrell's character really quickly, so I'm invested in figuring out how that develops. Will have to wait and see on the other characters.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Jon Teske||
was a plan A type kid as he was offered day 1 by the coaching staff. They got him. Just because he isn't as highly touted as Battle does not mean he wasn't the staff's top choice for the position.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||That's it folks||
No confirmed spoilers left for book readers to spoil for you guys. Now you just have to be wary of theory territory.