It might take time, but Groce will get job done

New men's coach John Groce finds himself facing the toughest, deepest Big Ten lineup in years. But he's not here to make excuses. He's just facing the fact that, much as he loves to run and play aggressively, well ... his inherited squad may not be ready for that overnight. There's a reason why the Illini lost 12 of their last 14 basketball games.

"I have to keep reminding myself to be patient," Groce said Wednesday. "As coaches, we're aggressive in everything we do. As we establish how we do things on the court, off the court and academically, it is different for the players. Hopefully we can make the learning curve shallow and not steep, and give us a chance to be successful in Year 1."

Tate





Filed under: Illini Basketball

 

IllinoisLoyalty on Facebook Facebook    IllinoisLoyalty RSS Feed RSS    IllinoisLoyalty Daily Email Daily Email

Upcoming Football Games

Sat, Sept 3Murray State2:30pm BTN
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina6:30pm BTN
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan3:00pm ESPNews
All times CT

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Basketball Transfer Thread
Last post by soupy17 5 minutes ago
Illini Football 2016
Last post by Joel Goodson 29 minutes ago
2016-17 Blackhawks
Last post by Joel Goodson 33 minutes ago
Chicago Cubs 2016 Season
Last post by Shane Walsh 39 minutes ago
2016 St. Louis Cardinals
Last post by gibb52 2 hours ago
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by Illini B-Ball Fan 3 hours ago
Illini Basketball 2016-2017
Last post by TCTORNADO 22 hours ago
English Premier League Thread 2016-2017
Last post by jrichisamazing 1 day ago
Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2016-2017
Last post by rbachhuber 1 day ago
State Farm Center Renovation
Last post by ilphotog 1 day ago
Illinois Football Recruiting Thread
Last post by JucoIllini10 1 day ago
2016 White Sox
Last post by champaignchris 1 day ago
Joseph Bertrand
Last post by Captain Bubbles 2 days ago
2016 PGA Tour season
Last post by WesterveltVictoryCigar 2 days ago
Euro 2016
Last post by IlliniDent 3 days ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2016 Illini Football Schedule

DateOpponent 
Sat, Sept 3Murray State2:30pm BTN
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina6:30pm BTN
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan3:00pm ESPNews
Sat, Sept 24---Bye Week--- 
Sat, Oct 1@Nebraska2:30pm
Sat, Oct 8Purdue 
Sat, Oct 15@Rutgers11:00am
Sat, Oct 22@Michigan2:30pm
Sat, Oct 29Minnesota
(Homecoming)
11:00am
Sat, Nov 5Michigan State 
Sat, Nov 12@Wisconsin2:30pm
Sat, Nov 19Iowa 
Sat, Nov 26@Northwestern 
All times CT