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    IUBB vs Michigan State - Sunday, 1/22/23 @ Noon on CBS

    Agree about Essegian. It would be awesome to have him with Cupps in the backcourt going forward (assuming we could go back in time and take our pick of Smith vs Essegian). Nonetheless I'm still perplexed how Smith's recruitment played out and I wish he would have kept it open a little longer. Purdue offered on April 26, 2021 and he committed on April 29, 2021 and Woodson's staff was only in place a little over a month at that point. That was also only a handful of weeks after Jameel Brown decommited from PU to follow Shrewsbury to PSU. I wonder if Painter basically pitched it as a "we've got a spot opened up for you if you take it now" type of deal.
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    College Bball Thread

    I think the pollsters will give Purdue the benefit of the doubt with their one loss versus Bama's two and Purdue beating Gonzaga who gave Bama one of their L's. But based on the most recent bracketology Purdue has only faced two teams solidly in the tournament since the Phil Knight Invitational on Thanksgiving weekend and they lost to one of them. Meanwhile no one has came within single digits of Bama since they lost to Gonzaga on Dec. 17th, including a couple solid SEC teams. In other words, Roll Tide tomorrow.
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    College Bball Thread

    In retrospect that 2017 coaching candidate board was pretty grim. Archie, Gregg Marshall, Chris Mack, Steve Alford, Chris Holtmann, Dane Fife, Mike White, etc. Archie wasn't the answer but man that list was full of misses.
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    College Bball Thread

    Was just looking at that same mock draft myself. Maybe I'm trying to speak it into existence because I'm tired of seeing him at Purdue but If Tacko Fall and Boban Marjanovic can make NBA rosters then Zach Edey certainly can. If he keeps putting up 30 + points in big ten games I think a team will get enamored with his uniqueness and may grab him early 2nd round or so, especially if it's a team that plays a little slower and uses more drop coverage defensively.
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    2022/23 IUFB Offseason News

    I can't imagine the playing time outlook is very positive for him at Tennessee right now with Iamaleava coming in. Tayven is talented and could be a nice P5 QB but even if he beats out Milton to start next season that fan base would want Nico the first time something bad happened. I doubt they ponied up an $8 mil NIL deal for him to drink Gatorade and hold up those funny signs on the sidelines.
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    2022/23 IUFB Offseason News

    That, and I think this tweet got people speculating a little although it could mean anything.
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    College Football Thread

    You're probably right, I totally forgot about them being AAC previously. Still winds me up how weak Michigan's non-con has been both of the last two years and will be next year too.
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    College Football Thread

    I always thought that was the rule as well, in which case I'm curious how Michigan got away with scheduling UConn, Hawaii, and Colorado State in the non-con for 2022.