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: It Should Be 'Bowl Or Bust' For Beckman In 2014No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-'79.
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: 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.
Baffoe: Just Let Devin Be Devin One of the most dangerous aspects of the Bears may just be also the simplest.
Wisch: Can Illini's Cincinnati Shocker Spark A Big Season?What a difference a week makes.
Bernstein: Run The Play, JayDon’t do this whole thing again. Not in your fourth offense in Chicago.
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.
Wisch: Coaching, Not Admission Standards, Is Illini’s Primary ProblemStanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
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.
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).
Durkin: It's Time For A Change, ChicagoSo many questions, so much speculation, but given all measurable criteria, the need for change is obvious.
Wanny's Back: Former Bears Coach Buys Gold Coast CondoThe former Bears head coach bought a Gold Coast condo in May for $930,000.
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.
Muller: Zook Has His Day… And Possibly His JobThe happiest man in Chicago this past Saturday had to be The University of Illinois Head Football Coach Ron Zook. Could you blame him?