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Ron Turner

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Can Illini Afford To Stick With Beckman Too Long?

Illinois has a nearly two-decade tradition of retaining coaches at least one season too long.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Devin Hester. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Just Let Devin Be Devin

One of the most dangerous aspects of the Bears may just be also the simplest.

670 The Score–09/18/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Can Illini’s Cincinnati Shocker Spark A Big Season?

What a difference a week makes.

670 The Score–09/10/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears calls the signals against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Run The Play, Jay

Don’t do this whole thing again. Not in your fourth offense in Chicago.

670 The Score–08/17/2013

Marc Trestman works with the offense. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images):

Durkin: Bears Don’t Need Trestman To Be A ‘Quarterback Whisperer’

Trestman’s objective is simple: coordinate an offense that puts the talent in position to make plays.

670 The Score–08/08/2013

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: Has Optimism For Illini Football Ever Been Lower?

From 1994-98, I was a student at the University of Illinois, and during those four years I saw a grand total of 14 football victories.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2013

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

Lovie Smith.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Durkin: It’s Time For A Change, Chicago

So many questions, so much speculation, but given all measurable criteria, the need for change is obvious.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2012

Dave Wannstedt. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Wanny’s Back: Former Bears Coach Buys Gold Coast Condo

The former Bears head coach bought a Gold Coast condo in May for $930,000.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

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

Ron Zook

Muller: Zook Has His Day… And Possibly His Job

The happiest man in Chicago this past Saturday had to be The University of Illinois Head Football Coach Ron Zook. Could you blame him?

11/22/2010

An Early Look at the 2010 Chicago Bears

With training camp opening up tomorrow what better time to take an early look at the Bears and some of the story lines we can expect to be hearing a lot about. It would be […]

07/29/2010

Chicago Bears Fantasy Outlook

Last year’s Bears offense did little to help the team win and little to help fantasy team owners win as well. Matt Forte regressed after his stellar rookie campaign prompting some to ask if he […]

07/26/2010