The Illinois Fighting Illini football program went from being a BCS team in 2001 to being one of the bottom teams in the conference the past two seasons, and it helped lead to the dismissal of then-head coach Ron Turner. Enter Ron Zook, an ex-OSU assistant who will be attempting to bring Illinois back into the status of a contender. In today's Captain's Corner Audio, Jerry Rudzinski discusses Zook's hiring and what it could mean to this program.
Ron Zook had some much-publicized ups and downs while being the head coach at
Florida, and since his firing, he moved back to the Big Ten by taking over the
head coaching spot at Illinois. What kind of impact will he make for the
In today's Captain's Corner Audio, Jerry Rudzinski discusses the hiring of
Zook and why he thinks it is a very good move for Illinois. Today's clip runs
just over 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Click below to listen: