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07:38 AM ET 07.24 | Illinois is making progress in its search for an athletic director, and a new name has emerged as a strong candidate. An industry source told the Tribune that the school has serious interest in Brad Bates, the athletic director from Miami (Ohio). Bates was a walk-on defensive back at Michigan under Bo Schembechler, has a doctorate in education from Vanderbilt and has helped rebuild a football program that last year won the Mid-American Conference.

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July 24, 2011  09:08 AM ET

Who frickin' cares? Pic thread?

Mornin' 0-6.

July 24, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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Who frickin' cares? Pic thread?Mornin' 0-6.

Big 12 Media Day starts tomorrow, so I'm sure some juicy threads are right around the corner.

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July 24, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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C'mon...it's a doctorate in education for crying out loud...

Why would an educational institution like the University of Illinois want a guy with a doctorate in education? That makes absolutely no sense...for crying out loud.

July 24, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Big 12 Media Day starts tomorrow, so I'm sure some juicy threads are right around the corner.

Doc, I'm afraid the whole frickin' media day will be about the LHN! If so, it won't be worth a <hit IMHO.

July 24, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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Doc, I'm afraid the whole frickin' media day will be about the LHN! If so, it won't be worth a <hit IMHO.

Texas A&M is up first (Monday) .... and OU is up last (Tuesday). It should be entertaining.

Imagine the brouhaha amongst aTm and OU fans when Dan Beebe introduces Deloss Dodds as "his royal highness"

July 24, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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Imagine the brouhaha amongst aTm and OU fans when Dan Beebe introduces Deloss Dodds as "his royal highness"

LOL

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July 24, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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LOL

Dan Beebe's introductions during Big 12 Media Days ...

"Ladies and gentlemen ... his royal highness ... Deloss Dodds"
"Ladies and gentlemen ... his lordship ... Joe Castigilone"
"Ladies and gentlemen ... his grace ... Bill Byrne"

.... and then there's the 7 dwarfs ...

July 24, 2011  11:46 AM ET
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A doctorate from Vandy, should be super smart, go for it.

Don't know how much a doctorate will help Mister Bates in his endeavor to be a Zookeeper!

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July 24, 2011  12:10 PM ET
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fixed

Jeez, didn't even recognize that it was a grenade, let alone that the pin was out.

July 24, 2011  01:49 PM ET

Why would somebody take a step down?

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July 24, 2011  04:42 PM ET
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Doc, I'm afraid the whole frickin' media day will be about the LHN! If so, it won't be worth a <hit IMHO.

LMAO....you guys come over to an Illi thread to talk about LHN????

 
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