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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 12:05:31 pm »

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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 12:29:58 pm »

Cubit was doomed from the beginning. Beckman was a joke. He was so bad that Nutt would be an upgrade.
Hey, you very well may have THE SOLUTION to Illinois' current problem. The Hooter is alive, well and waiting in the wings to resurrect yet another big time program. Someone get that man on the phone, pronto.....
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 12:35:17 pm »

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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2016, 02:27:33 pm »

http://coachingsearch.com/article?a=Illinois-dismisses-Bill-Cubit-as-head-coach-on-athletic-directors-first-day

WOW! is all I can say. I realize they have a new AD but this is incredibly bad timing with them just having finished their recruiting class that signed on expecting this particular staff to coach them at least through 2016.

Every single one of those kids who signed on for 2016 should be released from their binding commitments by the NCAA.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2016, 02:53:44 pm »

Watch an attempted raid on one or two of our assistants.

It doesn't help that we have some with B1G ties and/or recruiting ties.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 02:57:30 pm »

Watch an attempted raid on one or two of our assistants.

It doesn't help that we have some with B1G ties and/or recruiting ties.

Only if this was already planned. You don't fire the HC a week before spring practice, or do you???
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 03:10:33 pm »

Only if this was already planned. You don't fire the HC a week before spring practice, or do you???

Well someone has to take the job.
Then he has to hire a staff.

We seem to have highly attractive assistants.
I've already stated some have B1G ties with recruiting or coaching.

I'm being a little facetious but only a little.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 03:12:39 pm »

Well someone has to take the job.
Then he has to hire a staff.

We seem to have highly attractive assistants.
I've already stated some have B1G ties with recruiting or coaching.

I'm being a little facetious but only a little.

Some of the articles I read said the AD more than likely had his man picked out for the job, we'll see. He also fired his son, the OC, and reportedly, most of the staff.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 03:14:25 pm »

WOW! is all I can say. I realize they have a new AD but this is incredibly bad timing with them just having finished their recruiting class that signed on expecting this particular staff to coach them at least through 2016.

Every single one of those kids who signed on for 2016 should be released from their binding commitments by the NCAA.

And do what?  Sit at home for a year or pay their way somewhere else in hope of a scholarship?  Sucks for them, but seriously, how many of them could go somewhere else now even if they want to?
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2016, 03:17:16 pm »

Some of the articles I read said the AD more than likely had his man picked out for the job, we'll see. He also fired his son, the OC, and reportedly, most of the staff.

Honestly, I don't think we need to worry.
It wouldn't surprise me if there's an attempt though.

However, I bet Enos looks pretty attractive to them.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2016, 03:25:36 pm »

Honestly, I don't think we need to worry.
It wouldn't surprise me if there's an attempt though.

However, I bet Enos looks pretty attractive to them.

For Illinois everybody looks attractive.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2016, 03:28:00 pm »

Maybe Hargreaves has some Illinois ties?  8)
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2016, 04:14:19 pm »

Watch an attempted raid on one or two of our assistants.

It doesn't help that we have some with B1G ties and/or recruiting ties.

If the money's the same, Illinois is a huge step down from Arkansas.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2016, 04:22:22 pm »

If the money's the same, Illinois is a huge step down from Arkansas.

Beyond true.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2016, 04:27:38 pm »

Beyond true.

AD says in PC that he only fired the HC and OC, but the others would have to interview with the new coach.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2016, 04:30:44 pm »

I'm ashamed to admit it , but I'm so gun shy at this point the first thing came to my mind was that they'll probably hire Enos.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2016, 04:49:24 pm »

Wow. Big time hire.

Yeah, if he's the guy, then the timing makes a lot more sense.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2016, 04:51:59 pm »

Wow.
That wasn't a home run hire.
It was a walk off grand slam considering that programs low level of prestige.

Broke the bank to get him?
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2016, 04:55:18 pm »

Wait, huh?

Lovie Smith is now a good coach?
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2016, 05:04:09 pm »

Wait, huh?

Lovie Smith is now a good coach?

For Illinois.

He'll claim NFL connections/know how to recruits.
It will be a lot of positive media for awhile.
It'll create buzz with the fans for awhile.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2016, 05:10:51 pm »

If true, that's pathetic.

And you continue to be a complete tard.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2016, 05:18:19 pm »

And you continue to be a complete tard.

The term "tard" from a Cub fan.  Expected.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2016, 05:19:58 pm »

Wait, huh?

Lovie Smith is now a good coach?

Of course he's a good coach.

For Illinois, this is an incredible hire.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2016, 05:24:13 pm »

Guess the AD figured it might be now or never.
Bad timing - but how can the Illinois AD not roll the dice on Lovie Smith.
They'll have more publicity in the next week than they've had in the last decade.
His name alone should open some recruits doors that Illinois couldn't have sniffed at before.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2016, 05:27:13 pm »

Guess the AD figured it might be now or never.
Bad timing - but how can the Illinois AD not roll the dice on Lovie Smith.
They'll have more publicity in the next week than they've had in the last decade.
His name alone should open some recruits doors that Illinois couldn't have sniffed at before.

Hopefully not some OL guys we are on.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2016, 05:29:49 pm »

Hopefully not some OL guys we are on.

No kidding.
We are going to be in deep "do" if we don't pick up some good OL guys this year.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2016, 06:06:05 pm »

Wait, huh?

Lovie Smith is now a good coach?

He's better than Jeff Fisher

Plus he went to the ship with Grossman at QB.

He's from Texas might have some connects there still.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2016, 06:16:51 pm »

Wow.
That wasn't a home run hire.
It was a walk off grand slam considering that programs low level of prestige.

Broke the bank to get him?

Absolutely... he'd be a big time hire for any program.. winning record in NFL- head coach for 11 years..

big, big get for UI and I'd like to see Lovie kick the ship out of Urban Liar and Jimmy Huffball....
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2016, 06:20:55 pm »

Absolutely... he'd be a big time hire for any program.. winning record in NFL- head coach for 11 years..

big, big get for UI and I'd like to see Lovie kick the ship out of Urban Liar and Jimmy Huffball....

Agree with this except.....I call him Bourbon Cryer.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2016, 07:33:56 pm »

~In other news..

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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2016, 07:41:31 pm »

It's Illinois. Who cares?
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2016, 08:08:59 pm »

Illinois is a real tough spot to win but Lovie Smith is a great hire. Especially in March.  We got John L Smith in April
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2016, 08:36:02 pm »

It's Illinois. Who cares?

It's March and a CFB HC just got fired.  It's news, and it's not like we've got a ton to talk about, anyway.

Strange that this would bother anyone.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2016, 06:12:44 am »

He's better than Jeff Fisher

Plus he went to the ship with Grossman at QB.

He's from Texas might have some connects there still.

This was a pretty big controversy in Chicago. Orton had the been the QB until the SB. They were there for their defense, so many people felt Lovie shouldn't screw with the offense and let Orton remain the starter.

Instead he stubbornly chose Grossman. He is a very stubborn person which seems to get him into trouble with upper management. However, his players always loved him. Preaching "you are a man so act like it" may work with a 26 year old player, but could be disastrous with a 19 year old.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2016, 06:14:50 am »

And do what?  Sit at home for a year or pay their way somewhere else in hope of a scholarship?  Sucks for them, but seriously, how many of them could go somewhere else now even if they want to?

Point is, any kid who commits to a program and signs a LOI in February, only to have the HC they signed with be fired a month later, should have the option to move their commitment to another program without penalty. There may be other schools they could go to and there may not be, but they should have the option nonetheless. Lots of teams didn't sign their full allotment of players.

Now I see that Lovie Smith may be hired as the HC and if he is, kids may want to stick around and play for him so maybe that works out well for them.
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2016, 06:45:22 am »

Point is, any kid who commits to a program and signs a LOI in February, only to have the HC they signed with be fired a month later, should have the option to move their commitment to another program without penalty.

Yes.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2016, 07:26:20 am »

WOW! is all I can say. I realize they have a new AD but this is incredibly bad timing with them just having finished their recruiting class that signed on expecting this particular staff to coach them at least through 2016.

Every single one of those kids who signed on for 2016 should be released from their binding commitments by the NCAA.

Disagree. Every single one of those signees were crazy to sign with them knowing the coaches were interim unless they had extremely loyal ties to the school itself.
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2016, 07:47:28 am »

Absolutely... he'd be a big time hire for any program.. winning record in NFL- head coach for 11 years..

big, big get for UI and I'd like to see Lovie kick the ship out of Urban Liar and Jimmy Huffball....

Big time hire? You've got to be kidding. Head coach for 11 years and ONLY two games above .500 in the pros as a head coach…………….Oh yes that's a dazzling record.………………How that adds up to a big, big get is laughable.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2016, 09:03:59 am »

Disagree. Every single one of those signees were crazy to sign with them knowing the coaches were interim unless they had extremely loyal ties to the school itself.
I thought Cubit signed a two year deal after the season ended.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2016, 10:12:58 am »

I thought Cubit signed a two year deal after the season ended.

He did, had he signed a "long" term deal, then the AD said it probably wouldn't have happened.
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« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2016, 10:20:51 am »

I can't imagine that Illinois fb could even dream for a bigger hire than Lovie Smith. At the very least, they will no longer be an embarassment. Good for them
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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2016, 11:30:09 am »

I thought Cubit signed a two year deal after the season ended.

I wasn't aware of that. BUT in my book two year deals are interim by nature. They may not be called that but ANY coaches contract that short would make me think twice before signing with that school…………………...
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2016, 12:43:10 pm »

Big time hire? You've got to be kidding. Head coach for 11 years and ONLY two games above .500 in the pros as a head coach…………….Oh yes that's a dazzling record.………………How that adds up to a big, big get is laughable.

ROFL.  ROFL.
LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL.
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2016, 01:47:07 pm »

ROFL.  ROFL.
LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL. LOL.  LOL.  LOL.

Don't look now but your ignorance is showing. Lovie walked into the Bears with a ready made defense. He couldn't field an offense to save his life. He was fired. He went to Tampa and was fired again.

So stop rolling on the floor laughing and explain why you think he is a great coach?
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Re: Illinois fires coach
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2016, 02:10:49 pm »

Lovie does not seem like the type of person that would want to recruit. he wasn't a good NFL coach anyways
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