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with central Illinois radio station...good stuff. Have a listen
http://wjbc.com/jankovich-first-said-no ... ersistent/
I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience.
First -- he's speaking to a Central Illinois and Illinois State audience which is hurt, upset and confused about why and how this happened. So he's massaging the hurt speaking the way he did. I get it.
Second -- what exactly has SMU accomplished since 1999-2000? Plus, how many CUSA conference titles has SMU won let alone a winning record? If we played Illinois State, we would get run out of the gym. This program has a lot of work ahead of it.
Third -- coaches love challenges. They want to prove they can win anywhere. Throw in the chance to learn with Larry Brown and the chance to be a Big East coach in the near future. And if you got a job offer that paid you reportedly twice than what you currnetly earned would you take the job or not? Chances are you would if you wanted to make your life better and your family's life better.
I guess that is why Coach Brown is moving to make roster changes so quickly.
"We will play man to man and we will pick you up at the airport." - Larry Brown
Exactly why LB made the quick moves. I got to hang with Tim for several hours on Saturday and Coach J is a great, great guy and he likes the move to Dallas as he was originally accepted at SMU Law school and had put up the $ to get into SMU when he got a call to go into the Securities Business for 5 years....and then he felt the coaching urge. Coach J thinks that Illinois State will be Top 25 ranked next year...they have 2 guys that are NBA quality and a really good College player on the team and will go to the NCAA dance ( IF they leave the coaches and style of play intact...which may not happen)...and YES they would blow us out the door.
Tim J is big time quality.
When he was a UNT, they had him on all the time. If I recall, Jank's band was called "Major Violations."
Do unto others before they do unto you!!
They mentioned that band name, I had forgotten. They had a laugh about the band name with him landing at SMU.
Impressive interview and coach. SO and SMU appear to have stepped up to offer a very unique position and "guarantees". If ISU with Coach J at the head had broken into the Top 25 and the Tournament, other bigger and more successful teams would have been pursuing him next year.
If LB and TJ are joined at the hip and both are enjoying the situation, SMU has just made a major college BB move while also joining the BE next year. It would be hard to imagine a more unlikely outcome that this one as recently as last fall. Amazing actually.
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