Originally posted by Windy City Big Gamer Uno
Plus Bruce Weber is on the brink of singing some stud 08 and 09 guys right now (plus he's got the #1 Illinois prospect from 10' already signed). He'd get the same guys whether or not he won this game.
Self is still a terrible coach and you can just tell because his players were making dumb plays down the stretch, and that is a sign of no discipline and poor coaching. The only reason he wins is because he's got talent on his team that can overcome his coaching. He's a great seller and recruiter but can't coach his way out of a bag (I'm an Illini guy but I bet a lot of people would say that he's the Ron Zook of Basketball, only I think Ron can coach a lot more then Self can).
There is no clear cut #1 team this season; so it's going to be fun to watch the battle for the top spot. I think it'll probably go to, hmmm; UNC, UCLA (weak Pac-10), or Florida again. But who knows, maybe Butler will get it.