Weber Taking Control
Willhite, Lindsey, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer
Years from now, presuming Bruce Weber's still at the Illinois helm, everyone will look back and pinpoint Saturday night as the moment when Weber truly became the program's boss.
Weber believed that point would occur somewhere between his April 30 hiring and mid-December, but various problems kept it from happening.
Bill Self's lingering influence over Illinois' players and fans hasn't been the only issue, but comparisons between Self and Weber certainly have been a constant.
"One of the coaches told me the other day that they're sick of hearing it, too," Weber said. "They said, 'You've got to …
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Publication information: Article title: Weber Taking Control. Contributors: Willhite, Lindsey - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 15, 2003. Page number: 3. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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