Weber went to more tourneys than he missed, and the majority wanted him gone for a long time.
Posted by uofi1998 on February 17, 2017, 9:05:24, in reply to "If John Groce had the track record of even Gottfried at NCSU"
I don't want to split hairs over whether or not his record was better or worse (I get that Gottfried's was better if you compare Weber's post-Dee record), but rather the point that Illini fans think this should be an elite basketball program.
I'm not sure people wouldn't have still wanted Groce canned with that track record. Personally, I think his teams have been unwatchable since his first Big Ten season... and if Groce was 3-10 this year on the heels of missing last year, I think I'd want him gone very quickly. That's not all that different than what Weber did in 2008, and many of us wanted him gone then.
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- Well this is an intriguing blurb (coaching search) - DT February 17, 2017, 7:00:53
- If we don't get a home run hire, I really want Kevin Keatts* - Blazer February 17, 2017, 12:42:44
- Grayson Allen news - bjl63 February 17, 2017, 10:35:45
- Parrish on North Carolina State job - Detlef February 17, 2017, 7:43:01
- I mean, I get his point, and he's not necessarily wrong - Blazer February 17, 2017, 12:53:43
- "You have to be a truly special coaching talent to win big consistently at NCSU (w/o cheating)." - osklister February 17, 2017, 9:42:27
- if he hasn't made the Tournament in 2 years, he deserves to get fired - bbonb February 17, 2017, 9:13:02
- As was noted yesterday, the expectations in our fanbase are very similar to theirs - uofi1998 February 17, 2017, 8:47:04
- I think our sense of history is skewed here though - Blazer February 17, 2017, 12:59:40
- I'm hoping that the Chicago concerns are water under the bridge - TarheelIllini February 17, 2017, 10:26:21
- it seems like they're a level up in nuttiness from us. groce's tenure has been far worse than gott* - cpsteine February 17, 2017, 10:23:32
- I realize it's a complex issue but I think having Chicago in the state is an advantage. - Warrin'_Illini February 17, 2017, 8:56:32
- If John Groce had the track record of even Gottfried at NCSU - Ron McDon February 17, 2017, 8:54:23
- It helps that Whitman is at the start of what's shaping up to be a long tenure. - opossum jenkins February 17, 2017, 8:52:11
- Damn* - opossum jenkins February 17, 2017, 7:55:54
- perfect place for Clappy * - Pooter February 17, 2017, 7:55:29
- Thamel has all the contacts - LWillhite February 17, 2017, 7:21:48
- I do think this is the year Lorenzo Romar gets the boot. - opossum jenkins February 17, 2017, 7:16:10
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