- Phoenix, AZ
Our D was pretty fantastic last year. We just always lack something. Our players could not seem to grasp the last coach's system and those were a lot of 50-100 type recruits as well.Those who think that the problems on the floor aren't Groce's fault are crazy. His teams play a glorified pick up game basketball. Everyone has a green light and no one plays defense. With all the good basketball players that come out of Illinois, why do we have some of the lowest basketball IQ players?
Groce is a rah rah guy that isn't getting it done. Finishing in the top 5 for 5 start recruits, but never landing one is just fantasy land! Pick players that fit your system and develop them. If you can't find them in Illinois then time to move on.
And I don't want to hear that "you must not be a real fan if you think this way". Whatever! I'd rather watch Wisconsin play real basketball with some of our Illinois players none the less. At least it's watchable.
But I'll look forward to next years early season games so I can watch Illinois pound the crap out of Flamingo Beauty College.
Hard to put your finger on it really.