It appears that Ohio University head basketball coach is headed to Illinois (after they whiffed on no less than 5 other candidates).
Groce of course was a former assistant at OSU before heading to Athens. Now, it appears as if he and Matta will go head to head in the Big Ten. But that's not the big effect this move has on OSU...Jeff Boals, current assistant coach with OSU right now, has to be a top 3 candidate for the job at OU. He's an OU grad and 2 year basketball captain there. He's almost in the same position Groce was in when he left - young (mid-to-late 30's) and a so called "rising star" on Matta's staff. Boals was key in recruiting over the past few years as well. Matta may yet again lose his top assistant to OU.