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Illinois Coaching Search: John Groce Stuck In Limbo (SB Nation Chicago Podcast)

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
"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?

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