No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.
Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.
Illinois has a nearly two-decade tradition of retaining coaches at least one season too long.
One of the most dangerous aspects of the Bears may just be also the simplest.
What a difference a week makes.
Don’t do this whole thing again. Not in your fourth offense in Chicago.
Trestman’s objective is simple: coordinate an offense that puts the talent in position to make plays.
Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
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.
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).
So many questions, so much speculation, but given all measurable criteria, the need for change is obvious.
The former Bears head coach bought a Gold Coast condo in May for $930,000.
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.
The happiest man in Chicago this past Saturday had to be The University of Illinois Head Football Coach Ron Zook. Could you blame him?
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