Vic Koenning

Vic Koenning. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Koenning Turns Down Offer To Stay On Illini Staff

Illinois defensive coordinator Vic Koenning won’t stay on the Illini coaching staff next season despite an offer from new head coach Tim Beckman to remain with the team.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Ron Zook

Wisch: Illini Perfect, But Not Zook

I didn’t watch the Illinois football game last weekend. Turns out, though, I wasn’t the only one. Because, apparently, Ron Zook didn’t see much of it, either.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2011

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) makes his way through the Arizona State defense while running the option during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Champaign. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois Holds Off No. 22 Arizona State 17-14

Illinois sacked Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler six times and turned one into a touchdown in a 17-14 win over the No. 22 Sun Devils on Saturday night.


Bruce Weber

Wisch: Can Bruce Weber Learn Something From…Ron Zook?

There was a fire in Champaign this week. Early Wednesday, a blaze started in a building on Green Street – the main Campustown drag – and destroyed a couple of popular restaurants.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Ron Zook

Wisch: Is Ron Zook’s Job At Illinois Secure?

As a University of Illinois season ticket holder, I’ve watched a lot of Ron Zook football during the past six years. Most of it bad.



Illinois Defense A Concern Vs Baylor

Illinois’ defense wasn’t a problem at the start of the year, but seemed to fall apart at the season’s end. This needs to be fixed before facing Baylor on Wednesday.


Fighting Illini

Vic Koenning Bringing Intensity To Illini Defense

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Vic Koenning talks defense in his own brand of coaching maxims, borrowing liberally from Vince Lomardi and Al Davis, and delivering it all in a dry Oklahoma twang. He wants his players […]

670 The Score–09/17/2010