Is there any more activity over at fireronzook.com? After Saturday's "moral victory" loss against #2-ranked Ohio State, it definitely should be. While the Illini were not expected to be close, and weren't supposed to win the game, they were driving to tie late in the game, and had a chance to completely turn the college football world on its ear. That's when Zook … [Read more...] about Did Illinois Head Coach Ron Zook Blow The Ohio State Game?
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By Paul Schmidt For most Chicago area football fans, the weekend wasn't a complete loss. For anyone who is a University of Illinois graduate and a Chicago Bears fan...let's say you've had better weekends, and leave it at that. During the awfulness that was the Bears' game on Sunday, it spawned somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 tweets on Twitter about just how bad the … [Read more...] about Who Had The Worse Weekend, the Chicago Bears or the Illinois Fighting Illini?
By Paul M. Banks and Paul Schmidt Read on as our two resident Illini experts discuss the tenure of Ron Zook and speculate on his and the University's next move. (PBanks) It's eerie how similar the Illinois tenure of Ron Zook is following the exact same story arc as another Ron, the man who preceded him, Ron Turner. Zook got off to a very rough start in Champaign, going … [Read more...] about Will Illinois Dismiss Ron Zook?
By Paul Schmidt I'm going to attempt to walk that fine line of blasphemy today and tell everyone a little bit about the prophet Isaiah. Sunday School is now in session. Isaiah was a prophet from the 8th Century BC, in both Judaism and in Christianity -- For the sake of my own sanity, we're just going to be dealing with the Christian/Catholic side of things today, mainly … [Read more...] about Closing the Book of Isaiah (Williams)
By Paul Schmidt Most of the time, after a tough loss, I take a lot of what coaches say for granted. Typically you get a bunch of coach-speak anyway, cliches abounding, and most of it is useless quote fodder. Not Ron Zook tonight. He made a bunch of interesting comments in the presser, and once again gave very little insight into what is actually happening with an … [Read more...] about Ron Zook Explains It All