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RON ZOOK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ron Zook, former Illinois head coach, is currently a banker in Florida

Former Illinois head coach Ron Zook , who was fired after starting 6-0 and finishing 0-6 in 2011, is currently a Business Development Officer at Gateway Bank in Ocala, Florida.
Via College Football Section
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pressure builds on Illini coach Weber

Mike Thomas has been athletic director at Illinois for five very busy months. He fired football coach Ron Zook three months after being hired and then hired Zook's replacement, Tim Beckman, over the protests of two university trustees who complained that the new coach wasn't black. Thomas is now about to launch a campaign to raise more than $100 million to redo Assembly...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

ASU hires New Mexico D-coordinator West

Arizona State football coach Todd Graham named Ron West to his coaching staff Wednesday, confirming reports that the veteran assistant would leave New Mexico for a job in Tempe. West spent the past two seasons coaching linebackers under Ron Zook at Illinois. Zook was fired after last season, and West took the defensive coordinator position at New Mexico in January; he's leaving...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois hires Beckman to replace Zook

Tim Beckman of Toledo is the new football coach at Illinois. The school announced the hiring Friday and Beckman said he plans to build a program that can win championships. ''We will work tirelessly in building the football program to compete for Big Ten and national championships, and be a source of pride for Fighting Illini fans across the nation,'' he said in...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

So Where Does Ron Zook, a True Nice Guy, Go From Here?

A funny thing happened on the way to Illinois cleansing and ridding itself of the Ron Zook era. Honestly, as someone who has written numerous pieces for The Sports Bank about how much Zook needed to be fired over the years, I just didn’t see it coming. I felt bad. I really did. (guest post from Paul Schmidt) There’s a fundamental problem with dancing on the grave of any head...
Via The Sports Bank
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Sources: Illinois Fires Ron Zook on Sunday

After watching his Illinois Fighting Illini collapse after an inspiring 6-0 start, it appears that head coach Ron Zook is on the way out. According to sources, both Bob Asmussen of the Champaign News-Gazette and John Surpinie of GateHouse News Service are reporting via twitter that Illinois has fired Zook on Sunday morning. The firing comes less than 24 hours after Zook's...
Via STLSportsMinute
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Zook walks out of press conference

Illinois coach Ron Zook isn't interested in talking about job security. Zook told reporters Tuesday he would end his weekly news conference if anyone asked about his job following four straight losses and a weekend of off-field trouble for his players. He kept his promise, walking out after he was asked if had talked to his players about handling questions about his future....
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Zooker bails on his own presser

Ron Zook((ht: eye-on-collegefooball))It appears Ron Zook, the head coach at the University of Illinois didn't want to talk about the future of Ron Zook today at his weekly press conference.Rumors are again swirling around Zook who after winning his first 6 games this season, has seen the Illini crash with 4 straight losses.Zook, who is 34-49 in his 7-plus seasons in Champaign...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Zook ends press conference over job question

Illinois coach Ron Zook isn't interested in talking about job security. Zook told reporters Tuesday that he would end his weekly news conference if anyone asked about his job following four straight losses and a weekend of off-field trouble for his players. He kept his promise, walking out after he was asked if had talked to his players about handling questions about his future...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
FIGHTING ILLINI

Ron Zook walks out of media session

After threatening to do so if someone asked, the Illinois football coach kept his word and stormed out of a press conference after he was questioned about his job security.

Via The Sports Bank
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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