It appears as if the Illinois Fighting Illini want to hire Ohio's John Groce as the program's next head coach, but negotiations hit a snag this week. We talk about the Illini's tumultuous coaching search on the SB Nation Chicago podcast. Sound treats, following the jump.
Intro: "Get Lite (Tobacco Remix)" by Anti-Pop Consortium
Outro: "Jaded" by Aerosmith
Ricky O'Donnell and Z.W. Martin discuss the Illini. Topics include:
- How important is it to recruit Chicago?
- John Groce's recruiting contracts in Indiana and Ohio.
- Illinois' chances at landing Simeon incoming senior Jabari Parker.
- How good of a job is Illinois? Top 10 in the nation? Is it even top five in the Big 10?
- Should VCU coach Shaka Smart have accepted the substancial raise offered to him by the Illini?