Desperation drives Illinois past Miss...

Desperation drives Illinois past Missouri

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 22, 2007, titled Desperation drives Illinois past Missouri. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Illinois desperately needed a victory over a brand-name opponent and it got one Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.

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President

Sterling, VA

#1 Dec 23, 2007
Bruce Weber can coach, but, the player's he has can't play that well or, play as a group. He has no center. The fact of the matter is: He has no McDonald All American's on that team. If he did, the ILLNI would be rated in the top 5 in NCAA play. So the issue for Coach Bruce Weber and the ILLni Nation is-Recruiting! Period! Get the top players you win. Get small time players-you stay in the middle of the pack.
JolietJay

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Dec 23, 2007
As much as Illini Nation would like to see this team make the NCAA Tourney, they will need to finish above .500 in conference play for that and likely get to 20 wins. Both very doubtfull.
Quinn Snyders Stylist

United States

#4 Dec 23, 2007
Bill Self wrote:
Just getting the players isn't all it's cracked up to be. Look at DePaul all those years. Great players, suck-ass team.
I can coach. And I can get the players. I proved it at Tulsa, at Illinois, at Kansas.
Weber, well, he would fit in well at DePaul.
Sure, you coached Kansas real well against Bucknell and Bradley.
Commando

United States

#5 Dec 23, 2007
Finally, a team that shoots worse from the foul line than the Illini.

The mid 80's all over again
Kosmo Kramer

Chaparral, NM

#6 Dec 23, 2007
Bill Self wrote:
Just getting the players isn't all it's cracked up to be. Look at DePaul all those years. Great players, suck-ass team.
I can coach. And I can get the players. I proved it at Tulsa, at Illinois, at Kansas.
Weber, well, he would fit in well at DePaul.
In the first place, Bill Self would never say something like that for publication about another member of the coaching fraternity. And #2, how about Luther Head and Deron Williams? Weber did a great job with them. Why don't you stop pretending to be somebody you could never be...

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