Illinois (8-0) off to hot start no one saw coming

"They've seen so much, these guys," [Groce] said.

If Weber was the good-guy coach who slowly lost the team, Groce is the energetic newcomer who came to town to help them pick themselves up again. It isn't just the positive approach, the players say. Groce says he's tough on them, particularly Paul, when he needs to be.

"I was on him in the film session now. I mean, in was on him," Groce said. "And that sends a message to the other guys -- 'Whoa, like man, he's going at him, man, everybody's held accountable around here.'"

David Mercer

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