Zook Abruptly Ends Press Conference

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Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Ron Zook may not like it, but he can’t avoid hearing questions about his future.

That doesn’t mean he can’t run away from them though.

Before the start of his weekly press conference, the Illinois head football coach warned the media that he was there to talk about the team, and any questions asked about his contract status — or the reports that he will be fired — would not be met kindly.

In fact, Zook said he would end the conference if any questions were asked about his status.

So when the Chicago Tribune’s Shannon Ryan asked him if he had to talk to his players about the rumors to avoid it becoming a distraction, Zook said, “You just couldn’t let it go, Shannon, could you?”

And then he walked out.

You can find the video of exchange here.

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