Posts tagged "Paul Petrino"

Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media

Illini Fire Ron Zook; Athletic Director Mike Thomas Addresses Media
You look at the pic above and think “what does a celebration from the Illinois Fighting Illini  college basketball team have to do with this?” The long overdue firing of the school’s college football coach Ron Zook. Well, it’s much easier to find pics of “Illini celebration” in hoops. (which says something about why the... Read more »

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?

Which Coordinator Replaces Ron Zook at Illinois? Petrino or Koenning?
In 2009, a very underachieving Illini football team finished 3-9. Picked as high as third by some Big Ten and college football pundits, the horrible record was nothing short of a catastrophe for the resume of Ron Zook and the Illinois program. Or so I thought. Logic dictated then Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther can... Read more »

Illini Find #1 Receiver, Bonafide Star in A.J. Jenkins

Illini Find #1 Receiver, Bonafide Star in A.J. Jenkins
In the 2009 preseason, college football experts were proclaiming the Illinois Fighting Illini receiving corps to be the best in the Big Ten, and among the best in the nation. Well, the Illini finished 10th in passing in the conference out of 11 teams and stumbled to a 3-9 record. So it’s safe to say... Read more »
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Illini Take Down Salukis, Win Game They Should Have

In the end it was a win that the Illini HAD to have. Given the events of September 11th, 2010, it was far from a sure thing. Though the Illinois Fighting Illini brought home a 35-3 win Saturday night against Southern Illinois, it wasn’t like they did so with any particular panache. Still, with Minnesota... Read more »

A.J. Jenkins looking like Illinois' top Receiver

Last year around this time, college football experts were proclaiming the Illinois Fighting Illini receiving corps to be the best in the Big Ten, and among the best in the nation. Well, the Illini finished 10th in passing in the conference out of 11 teams and stumbled to a 3-9 record. So it’s safe to... Read more »