This is a good post Obelix. Groce's first year was composed of Weber recruits dj richardson, b paul, leonard, etc though. Bottom line is that Illinois needs to get dirtier like the rest of the programs that take the talent from Illinois such as Kansas, Duke, Kentucky. Weber had Jerrance Howard and we know how we won when Self was here.
Leonard actually left for the NBA draft before Groce's first season. The level of talent in the Weber-Groce and now BU eras (so far) pales in comparison with the golden eras, with significant positional gaps, with the 2010-11 year the lone exception. Other programs are unfortunately getting stronger in comparison.