A few weeks back ESPN did a short story of the next Ohio State coach possibly coming from another Big Ten team. Many thought it was Dantonio, but Zook could be a strong candidate. Nice research there.
Ron Zook to Ohio State?
It's better because you have less points than him...but it's so true. This should turn into a comedy thread pretty quickly. Here, I'll help the process along.
So are we just throwing out random guys we would love to see as aOSU's next coach? Okay, how about John Cooper? How about Charlie Weis? How about John L. Smith? How about Ty Willingham? Bobby Williams? I can keep going...
Bob Knight! Lou Brown! Bud Kilmer!
haha. love the bud kilmer reference.
"I don't want your life!" (must said with worst Texas accent ever)
It will NEVER happen, alas the Michigan in me will say YES PLEASE
I believe this deserves and "OT" qualifier. Also, can we just back off on the whole speculation train? If we started a thread every time we heard of a coach from Ohio or with Ohio ties being a potential candidate for OSU we would have all of these:
1. Les Miles (Elyria)
2. Urban Meyer (Ashtabula)
3. Ron Zook (Loudenville/OSU)
4. Mike/Bob Stoops (Youngstown)
5. Pete Carroll (OSU Assistant)
6. Bo Pellini (Youngstown)
7. Jon Gruden (Sanduskk)
8. Nick Saban (Played at Kent State, coached at Toledo)
9. Gary Pinkel (Akron)
10. Glen Mason (OSU Assistant)
11. Mark Dantonio (OSU Assistant)
The list keeps going. Think about this for just a second, why on God's Green Earth would OSU take Ron Zook as their coach when he has failed* just about everywhere he's gone?
*In the eyes of the fanbase. He would be eaten alive in Columbus the second he put on scarlet and gray because as crazy as OSU fans are, some are pretty smart and would know what he's done elsewhere.
1A) Bo Schembechler (OSU Assistant)
I was at least hoping for a ridiculous rumor to laugh at. Boo.
Just doesn't seem like the kind of guy that'd step into the shoes of a beloved coach that the university loves. He'd never subject himself to having to follow up that sort of big-name professionally.
We should be so lucky..
this is just all kinds of stupid. why in god's name would they ever even consider giving zook an interview??? if he personally sent smith (or whoever their new AD is, more likely) a letter expressing his interest in the job, i'm sure it would get forwarded around the athletic department so everyone could get a good chuckle out of it before being thrown in the trash.
Since my picture and tag demand it.
NEVER will this happen. Thanks for the comedy of this ludicrous idea though.
Maybe we should have zook coach ohio, rich rod coach state and have weis come back to nd.
Ugh. I wish copious downvotes would move threads down the board so I didn't have to see them.
If they hire RR maybe they'll get GERG, too.
That's just plain mean.
When I was in high school I was valet parking at a private party. Ron Zook, an assistant with the Saints was there and I parked his car. He stiffed me.
I already hate him, which would make him a great fit at TSIO in my opinion.
is a mindblowingly bad in game coach. His decision to punt on 4th and less than a foot last year against Michigan was one of the worst calls I've even seen. It all ended up well though :)
.....Zook and Fickell have fairly competitive records as head coach.
Man, I wish. The day Ohio State hired Ron Zook would be a great day for Michigan fans everywhere.
When he quit OSU to ass't coach for Spurrier and the Gators he took a Buckeye recruit from Sarasota, Fla., with him. Larry Kennedy, whom Zook had originally recruited to OSU.Fans didn't mind losing Zook, but hated losing Kennedy, who was USA Today's national defensive player of the year as a HS senior.
I lived in Sarasota at the time and many of the Florida Buckeye fans who also liked the Gators hated Zook.