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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Episode 1 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT), a behind-the-scenes look at 2012-13 University of Illinois basketball. The first episode takes you from preseason workouts through the season-opener. Look for more episodes throughout the season on Fighting Illini Insider.




Episode 2 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT), a behind-the-scenes look at 2012-13 University of Illinois basketball. The second episode takes you from the Illini's trip to Hawaii through their come from behind win at Gonzaga.




Episode 3 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT), a behind-the-scenes look at 2012-13 University of Illinois basketball. The third episode takes you from the Illini's Holiday trips to St. Louis and Chicago through the start of the Big Ten Schedule.




Episode 4 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT), a behind-the-scenes look at 2012-13 University of Illinois basketball. The fourth episode includes Illinois last second win over Indiana.




Episode 5 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT)




Episode 6 of Toughness and Togetherness (TNT)



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"I do want to address something. I understand there was an article written about Illinois basketball being put in it's place. I'm going to tell you what place it's in. It's in a great place. That's what place it's in.... So if anyone wants to know what place Illinois college hoops is in right now, it's in a great place. Not a good place. A great place" - JFG

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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John Groce is really impressive, you can see how he relates so well with these kids.

Haha the last 15 seconds are pretty hilarious after Groce gets the game ball, definitely not something that would have happened with Weber.

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"I do want to address something. I understand there was an article written about Illinois basketball being put in it's place. I'm going to tell you what place it's in. It's in a great place. That's what place it's in.... So if anyone wants to know what place Illinois college hoops is in right now, it's in a great place. Not a good place. A great place" - JFG
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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John Groce is really impressive, you can see how he relates so well with these kids.

Haha the last 15 seconds are pretty hilarious after Groce gets the game ball, definitely not something that would have happened with Weber.
Yeah, you're right. Mike Thomas would never have shown up in the locker room and congratulated the Illini team after a great win while Coach Weber was here. I presume that was the point you were making...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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Loved it! Great PR by the program for the fans and the recruits.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Illinimath, not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but Thomas did greet the players after most of the games, in the tunnel. He also was in the locker room after the OSU game and probably others.

Kramer, thanks for posting!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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Yeah, you're right. Mike Thomas would never have shown up in the locker room and congratulated the Illini team after a great win while Coach Weber was here. I presume that was the point you were making...
Is this an attempt at baiting?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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Illini Productions deserves a lot of credit - they've improved their content exponentially every year. I remember when they were starting up pretty much from scratch.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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Just watched the video. Very impressive. The content and the production quality were both very cool
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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Love everything about it!

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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MORE PLEASE.

"What makes greats great...DETAILS"

I can attest to that! Great quote

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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2012-13 Illinois Basketball: TNT Episode 2 by IlliniProductionsHD





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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:33 PM   #12
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Illini Productions deserves a lot of credit - they've improved their content exponentially every year. I remember when they were starting up pretty much from scratch.
+1! Greaty job by those guys and gals!

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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Did i see somebody with shoulder pads on in that clip??
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:04 PM   #14
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I wonder how much Groce had to do with this? Ohio had the same kind of thing last year. Maybe Groce feels it's very important to give fans an inside look and also helps fans connect with the team and therefor be more passionate.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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I agree! Excellent job of setting up the season. I really like the inside look at how HCJG coaches the kids up. I also really, really like the cheer: 1 ,2, 3 One for all, and all for one. 1, 2, 3 Finish. Togetherness = main focus (that's been missing since '05)

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:09 PM   #16
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Groce is my type of coach.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:19 PM   #17
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Recruiting. Tool.

I love it.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:21 PM   #18
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At like 5:30 was there some drill where they were wearing shoulder pads?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:22 PM   #19
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this is like the journey, only it only focuses on the one team. I like it, and its probaby a pretty good thing to show the recruits.

Well done IP, and thanks for sharing
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:02 PM   #20
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Just watched part 2 as well.

These are awesome. Well done IlliniProductions.

I can't wait for Saturday...

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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If they do one of these every 5-6 games, it's going to make a heck of a post-season recap when put all together.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:24 PM   #22
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:19 PM   #23
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I wonder if this was a marketing idea by Thomas, Groce, or who but those videos are great. It definitely helps to be 12-0 during the making of the videos though
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:41 PM   #24
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These videos are GREAT! Addicting
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:46 PM   #25
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These videos are GREAT! Addicting
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