Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball OnIllinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.
Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be FedRavenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls -- what would they do with a real championship team?
Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of WhackDon't blame Illinois' admission standards for a lack of football talent -- the onus is on the coaches.
Wisch: Behold Illinois Football - Where Even Wins Don’t Feel GoodBehold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.
Wisch: Coaching, Not Admission Standards, Is Illini’s Primary ProblemStanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
Wisch: Champaign, Where Football Coaching Careers Go To DieBut then there’s the University of Illinois, the sadsack program of the prairie whose last three head football coaches can now be found at Florida International University (Ron Turner), the University of Buffalo (Lou Tepper) and, well, the coaching unemployment line (Ron Zook).
Former Illini Coach Lou Tepper Takes DC Job At BuffaloFormer Illinois head coach Lou Tepper is taking over as the University at Buffalo's defensive coordinator.
Wisch: At Long Last, Illini Hire A True Head CoachTwenty years ago, after compiling a sterling 30-16-1 record on the football field at that “basketball school” down in Champaign, University of Illinois coach John Mackovic bolted the Land of Lincoln for the gridiron riches of the Lone Star State.