Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by ILLINIFAN1, Jan 21, 2016.
no we dont...
Are there nerves in the air about him leaving at least?
He's actually a frequent member on this board, here I'll tag him for you
Rick is staying at CU. However, we can give you a sweet deal on our head football coach and a couple of his assistants.
Can we talk some hoops?
Does Illinifan stand outside marriage counselor's offices and try to pick up chicks asking their husbands if their wives might be leaving soon?
Nothing is ever certain, but I think most CU fans would be pretty surprised if RG left. Football aside, the CU athletic department is pretty strong.
I thought you all already hired a new AD?
Must be a Northwestern fan pretending to be a Illinois fan.
We had a thread on this a while back there were some initial nerves that Rick might bolt for the Illini job but he was pretty forceful in denying it, I've talked with Rick a bunch i dont get the sense he's leaving boulder in the next 2 years for anything but the most ideal job.
There were rumors out there that Illinois was in the process of hiring Josh Whitman from Washington University in St. Louis:
But I haven't seen anything else other than that tweet. Interestingly, while I was looking for that tweet/follow up, I saw that Illinois had agreed to a long-term Nike contract...without an AD in place:
wait. you're saying that's wrong? I mean if it's wrong, I dont wanna be right.
We havent hired an AD yet. The football scoop article was wrong, it stemmed from a false rumor on a message board that spread like a wildfire. The reason I ask is because there is a lot of smoke about RG back in Champaign right now, even after his denial a couple months ago. I just wanted to see if there was smoke in Colorado.
There was initially, but that has died down and RG has come out a few times since then and said he is sticking around.
I suppose something could have changed with that, but he was pretty forthright with his comments and that seemed to put the rumors to bed.
Interesting on the smoke. It's probably from Gary, but on the off-chance that there is some validity to the rumor, I'd be pretty bummed. Hope you guys strike out on this one.
I know he's a favorite son and all, but have you ever been to Champaign? I'm hoping that the reality of the midwest, once viewed from a less than nostalgic lens, puts this to bed.
If Mrs George ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
Mrs George is happy in Boulder.
Lots of green smoke.
I get what you're throwing down goalline haha!
Curious, was "Illinifan" already taken?
Hahaha no this is my go to a lot of the time if available!
Also women's basketball needs a new coach pronto.
Latest on Illini AD search
Who is Mark Tupper?
Would suck if true. Would also be an absolute surprise and gut punch since RG pretty much squashed the speculation and conversation on our side months ago.
Hes the second longest tenured Illini writer in the Champaign area.
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