Up by 10 or 11 points with about 8 minutes to go, this talented bunch of under achievers lost to Michigan in the opening round of the Big 12 championship.
Coach Bruce Weber recruited these players who appeared to be a bit arrogant when leading and in disarray at the end of the game. I was switching back and forth between, the Atlantic Conference, DeeMak, the stock market, Fox news and the Illinois-Michigan game. Still, what I witnessed again was a team that appeared to think that they were too good to hustle and scrap through the entire game, not just when they felt like it.
I predicted 3 major coaches in the State of Illinois, would be fired this year. One is gone and Weber should be next. Nice guys can't handle kids who are and think they are really good but don't have the smarts and the guts to win consistently.
Maybe Illini alumni are satisfied with mediocrity. We will see as my predictions where, if not this year, next year.
Illinois should be no more than a bubble team and Missouri State is probably a better pick for the NCAA tournament.
Wasn't it rumored that McCamey thought of turning pro last year? I suspect he could be a regular on a team in Italy or Greece or maybe Brazil.