8. Ed DeChellis, Penn State Buzz: Penn State's basketball history is an embarrassing one. The Nittany Lions have made nine NCAA appearances but just three since 1965. DeChellis, a Penn State alum, is heading into his eighth season as coach and has had just two winning records (one of those was 15-14) and one postseason appearance (NIT title in 2008-09). Penn State is a difficult basketball job, no doubt. Still, another losing record may mean new blood is needed.
May mean new blood is needed? MAY? Mike Huguenin is too kind.
10. Bruce Weber, Illinois Buzz: A lot is expected of Illinois in 2010-11, and that could be a double-edged sword for Weber. The Illini made the 2009 NCAA tournament and were expected to return in 2010; instead, they went to the NIT. Weber is entering his eighth season with the Illini and has been to five NCAA tourneys. But the two "misses" have come in the past three seasons, and if the Illini don't make the field of 68 next season, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him replaced. The flipside: It would be a big surprise if the Illini don't make the field.
If Bruce was coaching in State College, he would have a Joe Paterno type contract (length wise… lifetime).