Groce: Emotion 'is a fine line'

In Illinois' last two games — against Purdue and Michigan State — John Groce has gotten animated on the sidelines.

The Illinois coach even received a technical foul against the Spartans.

On Wednesday morning, Groce went to Twitter to offer an explanation.

"Get 1% Better Today - one of our program staples. I want our players and my own children to display emotion and not be too emotional," he tweeted at 7:18.

Then, three minutes later.

"It is a fine line. For them to learn I need to model that balance better than I did last week. Thank God for lessons! "

The Illini return to action Thursday night when they visit No. 17 Ohio State.

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