OT - former Illini coach Weber to K-State per ESPN
It seems like Jacob Pullen has turned into Braylon on his Twitter
EDIT: I went from good to funny to sad in about 10 seconds. I couldn't make up my mind.
It's always nice when it's not your schools alumni complaining
Pullen is still holding a grudge against Weber because he did not recruit him. Time to move on man.
Well seeing how Weber loves styling the school colors on the sidelines a-la Bruce Pearl it looks like he's gonna have to find one of these:
Compared to Frank Martin, Bruce Weber is a care bear on the sidelines. But good god I cannot imagine having to listen to that raspy voice all day every day.
Solid hire IMO. Bruce got a raw deal at Illinois, and replacing Martin with Weber isn't bad.
How did he get a raw deal?
He got tossed under the bus mid-season and it was rumored he was gone (they were doing decently at that point). After that the team started sucking.
Seems like Illinois AD wanted him gone, and were part of the reason the team was so miserable this year. We've all seen it's hard to succeed when your Coach and Athletic department are pulling opposite ways.
He's underperformed since he got there. Hasn't recruited well, couldnt get Chicago players. He only had success with Bill Selfs players. He didn't get a raw deal. He was a bad fit for them from when he got there.
I would argue it is harder to succeed with another coach's players even if they are all studs. Look at what appeared to happen with Beilein and Manny.
As long as Webber isn't as one dimensional, jump shooting, as he was at Illinois I think he'll do fine.
Agree to disagree. Weber is a solid guy, and is a solid coach. I think K-State (mediocre program) did very well to land Weber.
Weber was a nice guy but how many years of mediocrity should a school put up with?
I think Groce is going to recruit the hell out of chicago and lead the illini back to glory
for Doug Gottlieb's shameless self promotion campaign for this job. That would have been a bigger nightmare than his 4-7 p.m. radio show.
Re. Weber getting the job; reduce, reuse, recycle...
Wow. I wasn't aware of Gottlieb's latest idiocy until you mentioned it. Here's a link to a story about it:
I love the comment at the above link where the guy says he's never done television work before but wants Gottlieb's ESPN job if he leaves.
He won't last long at K-State. They expect final fours at that school. I think Weber is a MAC level coach.