Wisch: Will Thomas Hold Beckman To Zook's Standards?Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
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: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher StandardTim Beckman's boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.
Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers GameIllinois' football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
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.
Reports: Former Illini Coach Ron Zook To Join Packers' StaffFormer Illinois coach Ron Zook appears destined for Green Bay.
Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.
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.
Wisch: Beckman's Job Status Putting Illinois Back In A BindThe only hope for Illinois to continue progress (or start it) is by firing embattled defensive coordinator Tim Banks and hoping that Thomas can hire a talented assistant to replacement him.
Wisch: Illini's Beckman Needs A Win To Create Any BelieversIt’s that simple. Yet, of course, for the Fighting Illini, it isn’t at all.
Wisch: Can Illini's Cincinnati Shocker Spark A Big Season?What a difference a week makes.
Wisch: Coaching, Not Admission Standards, Is Illini’s Primary ProblemStanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
Wisch: Illini AD Shouldn’t Be Investing Time In Debating ZookThings Illini Nation learned this past week: 1) Ron Zook now works for a bank, and 2) Mike Thomas is willing to invest time in rebutting him.
Wisch: Illini’s Beckman Struggling To Tackle In-State Recruiting If Beckman can’t get things turned around soon – both on the field and with the state's best athletes – he won’t be worrying about recruiting rankings for long.