How bad a coach is Ron Zook?

Submitted by mfan_in_ohio on November 13th, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Answer: awful.  Minnesota gets a first and goal with about 90 seconds left, and he lets them run the clock down as they get the TD with 16 seconds left.  So Zook has three timeouts and 16 seconds left in which to use them.  Plus, they just lost to Minnesota.  Let the schadenfreude ensue.



November 13th, 2010 at 3:22 PM ^

I still think Illinois is going to win another game or two this year, so Zook should be back.  He is not a good coach, but today was a team collapse. 


November 13th, 2010 at 4:24 PM ^

I agree that the Minnesota coach seems like a stand up guy.  He gave all the credit to his players, and said that "they don't deserve what they got this season."  He was on the verge of tears during the interview because he was so proud of his guys.  I hope he gets a chance to hold onto the job for next season.


November 13th, 2010 at 3:32 PM ^

The media was all over Illinois'/Zook's jock up until last Saturday.   2 wins for us later (and 2 Zooker specials) and woo-hoo, WE'RE improving our bowl position while Illinois is hoping to find win #6.

Go Blue!


November 13th, 2010 at 3:47 PM ^

the IL defense was tired in the 4th quarter today.........long game last week at Michigan, they gave up a couple of touchdowns late...........deciding not to use the timeouts by Zook doesn't help.


November 13th, 2010 at 3:58 PM ^

beat Illinois twice this year.  Zook and RR probably had a difficult time getting both teams ready this week, after last week's fireworks.  Zook is the same coach he was last week.  I;m just glad Michigan won this week.  Go Blue

kevin holt

November 13th, 2010 at 4:29 PM ^

PSU beating OSU. If that pans out, and Iowa lost to NWU... is MSU the B10 winner? Please Wisconsin...

(edited): Amendment - I think PSU can beat MSU for sure. Especially how they're playing against OSU. Really hoping they somehow drop it to Purdue AND PSU, cause they're all already chattering annoyingly about B10 Championship, even Dantonio.


November 13th, 2010 at 4:36 PM ^

If Zook told them not to let Michigan beat them twice, and they lost...and the announcer has said they lost to Michigan twice..

We're 8 and 3, 4 and 3 in the big ten!

Jan 1 bowl games like 8 game winners...right?