I would never post three times in one day if it was not needed. I can not BELIEVE that Eric Gordon decided to back out of his commitment to Illinois and go to Indiana. It just makes the 2005 loss to North Carolina sting even more because we were really building some momentum after that title run, and now, our immediate future is not looking so bright. I know that you never how a player will turn out when they come to college, but Gordon looked like he was going to be part of a very strong 2007 class. Now, it is hard to tell. I know that this will put into question the ability of Bruce Weber to recruit, which is valid, but I really feel like if we are going to make it back to the Finals and win, Weber is the man to do it. These recruiting pains aside, he is a great coach. I will always believe in my Illini, but it is hard to swallow something like this. We have lost strong in-state recruits before and we have not always been successful getting out-of-state recruits. Peoria should not be the only place we get our best players. I could go on and on, but I’m going to forget about it, keep on rooting, and begin to really despise Kelvin Sampson and the Hoosiers.