- Rockford, Illinois
What a resilient group of guys. After listening to Coach’s presser, I am even more impressed that this TEAM made the dominant second half surge because they were “disappointed in themselves.” I know that was coachspeak, but it’s still important. I love this mindset. It’s great to see them having fun, slapping the floor TOGETHER. I think this is a very special close-knit group who really do listen to and care for each other. We are watching champions in the making, men with character who have what it takes both intrinsically and athletically to get through adversity and win together. I am more excited than I’ve been in a long time to watch our Illini reach their potential and become the champions they strive to be.