this is the biggest thing*
Posted by cpsteine on February 17, 2017, 11:35:10, in reply to "Yep, as is not having two all-time great programs down the block. *"
As much as Weber seemed to whine about Chicago's entitlement, etc. I don't recall Groce saying anything about it. A big boy coach should do just fine operating there and would likely view it as a positive.
I guess they can point to a pair of NC trophies, and Illinois can point to long term Big Ten success (the last 5-10 years notwithstanding), but I have a sinking suspicion both fanbases will end up equally disappointed.
The best thing we have going for us is an AD who is passionate about the university, and has proven so far he can land a giant coaching fish.
Recent track record and plenty of Chicago-based concerns bring the attractiveness of the job way down.
It will be interesting........
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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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