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About bigruss

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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  1. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Basketball shouldn't take 4 years to build a team. Big news with Kofi, a much needed step but they need more.
  2. Illinois has been killing it in recruiting the last couple of weeks. If Lovie can finally get to a bowl game in 2019 then I'm feeling pretty dang good about the future of the program.
  3. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Yea the Kofi rumors were fun for about a day until he and his manager changed tunes when off campus. We'll see how that goes, fingers crossed he comes here because that is a game changer. But if he doesn't come here, I honestly don't know the way out of this. I don't think we have enough talent or we aren't coaching well enough to get out of this mess with the current roster.
  4. bigruss

    Technology catch-all thread

    Yea heard about that, not surprised as the Sr Dir never trusted SA (who I like). My former manager at my current company did crazy things, I can count on two fists the number of times he purchased something without POCing it or comparing it versus something else. We've wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars because of that in license fees alone, much less people hours. Glad he left awhile back, wasn't going to last long with his style.
  5. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Honestly don't see Underwood working out, he's digging too much of a hole. We have one of our biggest recruits on campus and we lose to FAU. Doubt Whitman makes a move after 2 years but he should at this point. Just inexcusable what is happening here.
  6. bigruss

    Technology catch-all thread

    Mannn I hate the SSO tech at my company, went with it because it was already included (Azure) but it feels like they are always playing catchup to you guys and others. Wish I was here when they decided, the amount of time we spend integrating apps and turning on MFA is ridiculous.
  7. bigruss

    Technology catch-all thread

    Ha I know the guy who is the product manager for the Starbucks reward program. He's trying to build it out more, always corporate stuff in the way.
  8. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Oof, this game hurts. Former Illini signed players are killing us. I want Underwood to work out but man, this year is ROUGH.
  9. bigruss

    The Fighting Illini

    Agreed with pretty much all of that. Sounds like Lovie is about to get some optimism on the recruiting front. I've truly been stunned by how bad Underwood has been. I don't get how so many people are just accepting this season as lost. He put himself in that position!
  10. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Nah, Prohm has that program rolling again.
  11. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Meant fired after year 3, I don't think Whitman fires him after year 2 unless we don't win another game and have a scandal or something crazy like that. Buyout: Termination Date Liquidated Damages 03/18/2017 - 04/30/2018 $8,500,000 05/1/2018 - 04/30/2019 $7,400,000 05/1/2019 - 04/30/2020 $6,300,000 05/1/2020 - 04/30/2021 $3,000,000 05/1/2021 - 04/30/2022 $2,000,000 05/1/2022 - 04/30/2023 $1,000,000
  12. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    If Illinois doesn't win 10 games, is Underwood on the hotseat for next year?
  13. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    So no different than last year, sigh...
  14. bigruss

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Gives me hope that Underwood can go get the underrated kids, need more of that with our recruiting misses. And I think last night is only a moral victory if you win today, no one will remember last night if we lose again.
  15. bigruss

    The Fighting Illini

    Who said failure? I said he underperformed...
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