The way I see it Groce has 3 options, two of which depend on success level...
1) Akron makes a tourney run and he gets another Big Time gig.
2) Akron makes the tourney, and he leaves for better pay with a lesser big time program.
3) He stays at Akron and gets a banner of his own as one of Akron's best coaches ever.
His brand of basketball is not only productive, but it is an absolute blast to watch. We hung 80+ on EMU. How many years of 55-49 did we have to suffer through to get a style of basketball that puts up 80+ on the Zone of Trees, AND kills them on the boards? He has beaten PCCC, owned OU, beaten Toledo, BUGS, etc. It's hard not to like the group of guys he has brought in to wear the Akron Blue & Gold. I still get choked up watching the One Shining Moment video from last year.
If Groce has any interest in staying, the University needs to find a way to get it done. Period.