Bruce Weber is Staying at Illinois, Not Going to Oklahoma

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After the Matt Painter mess fatigued us all the next Big Ten coaching carousel rumor mill to spin so rapidly it gave us vertigo (too many metaphors concentrated in one place!) was Illini coach Bruce Weber going to Oklahoma.

There was a whole series of tweets and leaks saying there was mutual interest- not true. Don’t you love this time of year in college basketball? When the whole industry plays the “mommy, mommy! Look at me I got this first!” routine.

According to Weber, there’s no story there. According to Illini an official announcement will come from the school later today regarding Weber staying Champaign.

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Bruce Weber Not Going to Oklahoma, but what would Illini do Without Him?


Rumors released via the Twitter-verse that Illinois coach Bruce Weber is in talks with the Oklahoma Sooners on their head coaching vacancy.  Two newspapers in Oklahoma are apparently releasing statements about the rumor today.

Of course, it’s all about CYA in college basketball reporting, since no one wants to “pull a Bernie Miklasz,” but ironically, the same newspaper that employs Milkasz, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was the one that squashed the rumors. Stu Durando texted Weber, and the coach told him all the reports were false.

A quick timeline of the Weber to OU rumors.

But if you’re an Illini fan, this probably got you thinking about what life would be like if Weber left.

Why would he leave Champaign?

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