Kain Colter of Northwestern (pictured) is among the first to speak out.
Wildcats had lost four straight overall and three in a row in Big Ten conference play.
Illinois finishes 4-8 after 37-34 loss to Northwestern
Tigers take opener in Las Vegas Invitational, 78-67
Illini get revenge for earlier loss to in-state conference rival.
Northwestern shocks Illini on home court, 68-54
Northwestern scores early, often in 50-14 rout of Illini.
Wildcats win for first time on Illini’s court since 1999.
Illinois comes back, defeats Northwestern 57-56 at Evanston
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase scored from one yard out to cap 38-35 comeback.