Lou Tepper

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be Fed

Ravenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls — what would they do with a real championship team?

CBS Chicago–7 hours ago

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of Whack

Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Behold Illinois Football – Where Even Wins Don’t Feel Good

Behold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.

09/03/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Coaching, Not Admission Standards, Is Illini’s Primary Problem

Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.

670 The Score–08/06/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Champaign, Where Football Coaching Careers Go To Die

But 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).

01/10/2013

Lou Tepper at Illinois in 1996. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Illini Coach Lou Tepper Takes DC Job At Buffalo

Former Illinois head coach Lou Tepper is taking over as the University at Buffalo’s defensive coordinator.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: At Long Last, Illini Hire A True Head Coach

Twenty 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.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011