Posts tagged "vic koenning"

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 »

2011 Illinois Fighting Ilini Season Preview Part 1: Defense

If there’s one thing I know in life, it’s that Illinois college football never ever conforms to your expectations. No one saw their two BcS appearances coming (2001, 2007); and since they followed both seasons up with sub .500 choking, both these bowl appearances are now looked upon as fluky. Whenever Illinois has been predicted... Read more »
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Illinois Fighting Illini Showing a VASTLY Improved Run Defense

Through the first three games of the season, there’s one facet of the 2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football team that is GREATLY improved over the 2009 squad- run defense. The Illini were terrible against the run last year, finishing ninth in the Big Ten in rushing yards allowed per game, and within the bottom third... Read more »